Wondering what the Deal is with Thigh Chafing?

Wondering what the Deal is with Thigh Chafing?

Posted by Jack Miller on 15th Sep 2019

Annoyed with chafing? Who isn't! Only the bearer knows how torturous and painful inner thigh chafing is.  Chafe is a result of your thighs brushing against one another or against your clothes. Also known as chub rub, the inner thigh chafing can be irritating, disruptive and outright painful every time you walk.

First thing first, let's understand what chafing is:

Chafing is a typical skin problem faced by every single person walking, so you should never be embarrassed about it, and you can trust that you are not alone sailing through these sweaty seas. One of the reasons you could be facing the chafe could be a combination of heat, precipitation, inflammation and possible abrasion from clothing. Thigh chafe is mostly a red & pink rash between the thighs that stings horribly every time your legs brush passed each other. In extreme cases chafing could lead to swelling, oozing, blistering and crusting over. Yuk!

Some reasons why you might be suffering from the chafe:

A scientific fact: Your skin is the largest and ever-growing organ on the human body. Your skin is very strong, and it protects the muscles, organs and bones in your body, keeping them sealed up and uninjured. However, the skin is not a perfect organ, it is susceptible to heat, bacteria and physical breakdown. Friction is an example of physical injury. Friction occurs when thighs brush passed each other while you walk. Although innocuous and unnoticed at first, this repetitive effect slowly strips away at the skin, causing damage and injury, which leads to chafe. Sweat and moisture compound the detrimental effects, furthering the speed of the degenerative situation, adding in-salt to injury. (Yes that is a pun!)

Misconception about chafing:

How often has someone told you that being overweight could be the reason for your chafe? Well, this is not entirely true, some of us are more prone to the rash than the others, this can include those who are overweight, but it also frequently happens to those who are well exercised and quite skinny. Chub rub happens to absolutely everyone, no matter what their size or shape is, it absolutely afflicts everybody indiscriminately.  Chafing happens to anyone whose thighs rub, even just slightly together.  It happens to anyone who exercises and anyone who is active. Another popular myth is that only women experience the inner thigh chafe, which of course is completely ridiculous.  Entirely expectantly, the truth is that chafing happens to men on an equally distributive average to women. Therefore, products and Chafing Remedies for Men and Women are equally in demand.

Things that commonly cause chafing

  • Heavy shorts, long pants and jeans
  • Tight skirts and restrictive dresses
  • Sweaty and rigorous workouts
  • Travelling in hot weathers and climes 
  • Weight gain due to inactivity
  • Loose skin and skin folds 
  • Excessive weight fluctuations

These are all fairly regular causes, and are common life situations around all of our lives.  Does it mean that you stop wearing your favourite summer clothing or give up your favourite workout routine? No, of course not! 

There are many solutions available for you, starting from powders, lotions, and going through a range of over the counter products and much, much more. Even a little bit of change in your lifestyle and hygiene habits can make a difference. However, none of these products, or lifestyle alterations, can guarantee a rash free life.

Can there be a permanent preventive solution? Why not?

Try Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands today!

You can prevent chafing by creating an efficient barrier between your thighs with the help of Thigh Guards. Go for Silicone Thigh Bands available in Sydney made from a material that helps protect sensitive skin. Thigh Guards create a 2nd skin between your thighs, therefore protecting you entirely from any chance of getting chafe.  By stopping sweaty skin from rubbing against each other, great quality Stretch-MeshThigh Bands prevent thigh chafing from happening entirely.