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Postby blueberries » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:24 pm

I developed a problem in Feb of this year...on hot days my inner thunder thighs rub against each other and it causes a rash that makes it painful to walk...apparently u get this from sweating..the rash goes away after a few days...do any of u get this??
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:27 pm

urrgghhh...Chub rub.

Yep, know that one all too well. It's a combination of sweat rash (can also get this behind the knees and elbows) and the chaffing of your legs rubbing together. Not much for it I'm afraid other than to not wear skirts and lather up on something like Pawpaw ointment or other creams from the chemist.

Not pleasant and one of my all time best reasons for staying on this diet and exercise health kick of mine.
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Postby Mandie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:29 pm

Yup, as Tegan said, it's very common, and more likely the more overweight you are!

Don't wear skirts, wear breathable fabric pants (like cotton), use moisturisers...

It is certainly a GREAT reason to lose weight! :)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:33 pm

hey Mandie, do you happen to know if sweat rash is more common with peope who have excema or other dermatitis? I know I seem particularly prone to it....
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Postby Mandie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:36 pm

Yeah, it is Tegan, it's to do with having more sensitive skin and also dry skin predisposes to getting the rash...

moisturise, moisturise, moisturise :)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:50 pm

yeah. Emu oil is fantastic for my excema. It's on my hands so the emu oil is good cause it absorbs quickly, is a natural anti-inflammatory, isn't a worry for ingesting and doesn't stain. But I do have a tendency to get the knee/elbow sweat rash thing too :roll: I get the trifecta, excema, asthma and hayfever with a little lactose intolerance thrown in.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:03 pm

sudocrem! sudocrem!!
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Postby Mandie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:06 pm

You unlucky thing tegan!! I'm lucky in that I don't have any of those problems.. once I lost the weight and stop the "chub rub" I'll be free :D
still moisturise all the time though, else my elbows n knee s get yucky
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:19 pm

Oh how I don't miss the chafing!!! The was one of the worst things during summer while wearing skirts!!! When possible, bike shorts are good to prevent it!
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Postby Chelle » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:24 pm

That Neat 3B Action cream work's like a treat, hubby uses it it work's straight away.
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Postby milkyway » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:28 pm

I always exercise with bike shorts under my regular shorts or track pants to prevent chafing. ouch!
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Postby Jisgone » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:14 pm

i used to get the worse chub rub ever :( i sooooo dont miss that!
bike shorts work, and definately breathable fabrics
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Postby rivenriver » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:07 am

Yup, get it all the time. Sometimes even when wearing pants if they're loose. Really bad too - I think I have scars, and sometimes I actually rub off skin (as in bleeding).

How to stop it:
Don't wear a skirt 2 days in a row
Don't wear a skirt if you have to walk very far
Get good creams to fix it.

Bepanthen and Paraderm Plus are wonder creams. They do ANYTHING.

I don't like that news about eczema making it worse though... I used to really bad as a kid, and I still have piles of skin allergies... *sigh* Oh for normal skin...
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Postby SarahC » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:14 am

What good suggestions here :)

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but I am proof here that one can still get "chub rub" even at lower weights... I don't think I'll ever be able to separate my thighs, at least not without surgery!! :evil:

I wonder what it would be like to walk around and not feel your thighs rubbing together. It would feel so weird, and GOOD! :D (Ok back to reality now *sigh*)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:34 am

Mine also still touch (I think that's just the way it is) but they don't RUB like they used to. That feeling where you feel them sticking together and the skin pulling and then rubbing....errgggh. Now I can actually walk long distances with a skirt on and my primary concern is blisters on my FEET not my thighs!
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