If you experience skin chafing, don’t ignore it. Not that it is easy to ignore; chafed skin can be very painful. Luckily, chafing treatment is simple. The experts at WebMD recommend washing the chafed area, or areas, gently with water. Make sure to dry the area completely. Then apply petroleum jelly or a skin-safe lubricant and avoid further friction. If you have inner thigh chafing, wearing compression shorts over the area can help protect the skin and prevent further chafing between the legs. It is best to avoid any activity that will continue chafing in the affected area until it has healed. “Continued friction…could lead to infection,” says an article on WebMD. If the area does not get better, see your doctor.
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