Serious Chafing on the inside of my thighs

  • M4tt

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    Jun 28, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    I recently lost a ton of weight, and I'm walking everywhere opposed to taking the train whenever possible (walked six miles yesterday from Brooklyn to Manhattan). I love it but whenever I get close the half way point of I start chafing something awful on the inside of my thighs. What can I do to avoid this?
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jun 29, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    Use Body Glide.
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    Jun 29, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    wear underwear that is long enough to protect your thighs from rubbing on one another like boxer briefs?
  • M4tt

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    Jun 29, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Thanks for the product tip I'll give that a go, I wear boxer briefs and sport trunks now because they feel and look great in my minds eye anyway haha. Ever since I started walking I stopped wearing regular boxers because the fabric wasn't soft enough causing major chafing.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jun 29, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    Yeah, skin is funny like that. I can usually go an hour running without an issue, but once I hit the 90 minute mark, it's a wicked burn in a couple specific spots. I wipe some Body Glide on before hand when I know I'm running a long distance and absolutely no issues whatsoever.
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    Jun 29, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    <<< having had a very ample supply of inner thigh fat in the not to distant past, I totally understand.

    Body Glide as the other posters upthread mentioned, or lycra/nylon or biker shorts can reduce some of the friction.
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    Jun 29, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    There is a particular brand of underwear I can recommend to you that is specifically designed to solve this problem with maximum comfort, and it is awesome! I have several pairs. Check it out: Saxx Men's Underwear
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    Jun 29, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    Baby powder works wonders too.
  • M4tt

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    Jul 03, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    M4tt saidI recently lost a ton of weight, and I'm walking everywhere opposed to taking the train whenever possible (walked six miles yesterday from Brooklyn to Manhattan). I love it but whenever I get close the half way point of I start chafing something awful on the inside of my thighs. What can I do to avoid this?

    Hahaha, as soon as I read the title, I'm like "are you losing a bunch of weight recently???". and sure enough, haha. Yup, I remember it well --GOD it was soo damn uncomfortable, and always worse hours after the long walk.

    These guys have got some great ideas. I think I used a mosturizer of some sort. Thankfully, it passes (or has for me...though I'm not running, like in_this_corner is.)

    It's great news! And your skin will tighten up --congrats on your progress!


    Thanks! I'm hitting below 200 now on the scale and I haven't in years icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    BangitUp saidwear underwear that is long enough to protect your thighs from rubbing on one another like boxer briefs?



    +1

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    I started wearing boxer briefs a few years ago it turned into heaven.

    Another good thing are the half leg compression shorts they come down to your knee and they don't ride up at all, it's freakin awesome plus they are designed to be slippery so everything just glides right past hahaha.

    My thighs have never not rubbed together, fat or thin they just can't seem to separate themselves haha
  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 06, 2011 12:25 PM GMT
    M4tt saidI recently lost a ton of weight, and I'm walking everywhere opposed to taking the train whenever possible (walked six miles yesterday from Brooklyn to Manhattan). I love it but whenever I get close the half way point of I start chafing something awful on the inside of my thighs. What can I do to avoid this?


    Are they chafing....or gaulding? icon_confused.gif
    If gaulding, then try washing the area with soap and water really well, then dry the area, preferably in front of a fan until the area is dry and then apply baby rash ointment or powder to the area.