When skin rubs against skin, clothing, or other materials it can become raw and irritated. This is chafing, and you may know it all too well. For some of us, chafing can be a fact of life. But it doesn’t mean we have to stop living the life we want. Whether you lead an active lifestyle or simply have a curvaceous feminine figure (you rock it, girl!), chafing can make everyday activities—like walking—annoying if not downright painful. The good news: there is chafing relief, and you don’t have to let it stop you from doing the things you love and living your life to the fullest!
What is chafing?
Chafed skin is a patch of red, raised skin that is painful to touch. When chafing is severe, the skin can even blister, peel and sometimes bleed. Chafing can wear down the outer layers of the skin and may lead to irritation, especially in sensitive areas like under the arms, the inner thighs and under the breasts.
What can I do to treat chafing?
The best chafing treatment is to protect the skin. Chafing Relief Powder Gel® forms a breathable moisture control barrier on the skin to fight friction. It combines the protective benefits of lotion and powder to help protect the skin from irritation caused by moisture, heat, movement and shaving.
Find it in the feminine hygiene aisle where other MONISTAT® products are sold.
If symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and then occur again within a few days, or if your condition worsens see your healthcare professional.
What can I do to prevent chafing?
You can prevent chafing by keeping the areas that are most affected dry and protected. If rubbing causes skin irritation, you might consider:
- Choosing cotton clothing (instead of synthetic) fabrics.
- Wearing the right kind of clothing for the activity you are doing (for example, athletic tights for running or cycling shorts for biking).
- Wearing clean and dry clothing. Dried sweat, chemicals, dirt, and other debris may cause irritation.1
- Using Chafing Relief Powder Gel® to protect skin with a breathable moisture control barrier that fights friction.