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Thanks for the recommendation!

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For preventing rashes and irritation I use Anti Monkey Butt powder. I've tried like every talc powder out there and baby powders all over, this one a friend who's a trucker referred it to me because he uses it to prevent butt sweat and irritation while driving long hours. It works really well, absorbs the sweat and heals the irritation. It's got calamine in it so it moisturizes at same time. Big fan, they make it for men, women, and babies www.antimonkeybutt.com/our-p
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Antifungal Powder with Miconazole Nitrate 2% Powder (Antifungal) is what was recommended to use on your skin for rash and prevention. Health care nurses and Doctors said this is what should be used. I was in a wound rehab facility for over 5 months. Can use everywhere. Before this I used Gold Bond Medicated Baby Powder, in the white container. Above mentioned powder is also called Nystatin.

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This is a great thread especially in the hot summer months. emoticon

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10/12/17 6:03 P

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I know this is an old thread but I've never seen the apple cider or coconut oil suggestions before ... thanks for those!

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I have worked closely with a wound care surgeon, and have seen how bad this can get(I get it along my c section scar) Keeping dry is the primary treatment and PREVENTION. Antiperspirant (not just deodorant) is excellent. Using a pad can make you sweat more due to the plastic backing, causing more moisture. Also making it inhospitable to organisms that like moisture is very important. Get a spray bottle and put apple cider vinegar in it. Spray a mist under skin folds let stand for 10-15 seconds then pat dry. Yeast cannot live in such an environment. Coconut oil is also a natural antifungal. Other areas that I have seen flare up with this problem, under breast, between thighs, between buttocks, neck, anywhere that stays moist. I hope this helps.

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Ive used the deoderant thing too and find it awesome!

I also use body glide - you can purchase it from the running room, I find it great for my thighs in the summers. its designed specifically for preventing chaffing for atheletes. One big stick lasts me the whole summer typically

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6/21/12 7:24 A

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Thanks for this post! This is a question that has been on my mind as well.

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6/20/12 2:36 P

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All these methods work, and in a pinch, if you have a wee one in the house, diaper rash ointment works as well....there are different varieties, but they work pretty much along the same lines as the anti-fungal creams , and the hydrocortisone creams....prevention is my best policy though.

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Ugh, I get the chaffing too and it hurts so bad. I've blistered from it before - brought me to tears! When possible, lie down in your skimpy's emoticon so the areas can dry. Honestly, I take a fan in the bathroom with me and after towel drying, I stand there in front of the fans and continue to air dry a bit - it really makes a huge difference. I also am a big fan of the deodorant - I slap it on everywhere emoticon

Here's a link to a website that I also thought was a good read on this. It's the FGG, Fat Girl's Guide to living:

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I hope you have fun on your zoo trip. Maybe get some of those really big bandages or gauze to cover your worst areas - or maybe some 'biker shorts' (but I don't know what size you are - usually these are things I can't easily find in my size 28) so they don't continue to rub.

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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and sweet support. I slept last night with a receiving blanket between my legs (suggested by a nurse friend) and am trying a anti fungal spray powder.
My daughter is turning 6 tomorrow and we always have a picnic in the park on her actual birthday. It may be painful but i will go for it. The worst part is on Monday her Girl Scout troop is going to the Milwaukee Zoo - which is a huge zoo about 2.5 hours away. At this point I can't imagine being able to go and do all that walking in the heat. My husband offered to go with her instead of me but she cried because she wants it just "girls" since it is Girls Scouts. I cried with her and said i will try my best to get better.

It was a huge wake up call. I have back slide quite a bit since our spring weight loss challenge and unhappy hopped over 10 pounds up. Really, do i need anymore motivation then my little girls sad eyes? She is such a happy child and rarely complains.

I am praying and meditating seeing myself perfectly healed. I am also doing EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique which is helpful.

Any other suggestions are welcomed. Thanks again for the love and support.
Julee

I just found about a free sample of lanacane anti chafing gel
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6/20/12 12:15 A

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OH I know what you are going through-- now that I am shedding more pounds I am getting chafed as well-- Dusty is right plus the threads she posted are helpful-- feel better sweetie!

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I am a big fan of cotton bike shorts (not the padded ones, just the regular ones) to stop a lot of it. I've found that if I have a raw spot, hydrocortisone cream really helps to heal it quickly. But my new favorite preventative product is a biking cream called Chamois Butt'r. I swear it's made of powdered unicorn horn and fairy dust! It's brilliant at stopping chaffing!

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Julie, thank you so much for posting this question. I've suffered for years but to embarrased to mention. I too get a dark red rash under my belly apron. It will burn so much even showering and trying to dry the area sends me to tears. Haven't had it so bad that the skin breaks but close. I've used Gold Bond powder. Also just a suggestion. I buy panties a size larger and when I put them on I push the sides up under the belly so it will absord moisture. Hope it helps and Thank You again for posting. I didn't know about the deodorant but will now try.


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Also for the future do a Google search for "wicking clothing for women".

They have special weaves that give them the ability to let our cooling process happen by “wicking” the sweat away from our skin.

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Julee - I'm sorry you're in so much pain!

I LOVE the Monistat Soothing Care products. Unlike Gold Bond (which I think has an awful smell) it is fragrance free.

Check out these threads for some really helpful information:

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I find that vaseline jelly helps to heal the chaffing. For prevention though I was a powder user until read hear on previous post last summer about the deodrant and IT DOES WORK.

Sometimes if know I'm going to be sweating alot I will wear mu underwear under the apron so there doesn't rub & the undies absorb some of the sweat. I like bike short under dresses.

Hope this helps.

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Anytime I know I'm going to be very busy and sweating, I like to wear like a spandex material under my clothes like shorts or even mens briefs, its a great preventative. Also, if you use gold bonds powder it will help the chaffing you already have and put some spandex shorts on it will relieve the pain:) Sorry to hear this is going on.

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To prevent it I either use medicated gold bond powder, or spray for athletes foot. If it's a mild chafing and no broken skin, I use the athletes foot spray to help it heal. Though after losing 50 pounds, I don't seem to use it as much. Corn starch also seems to help.

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I, too, use deodorant to stop it from happening (I thought I was the only one :-))

To help once it's there, though, is another answer altogether. I have an anti-fungal ointment that I use, then put gauze over top to keep the skin dry while the ointment does its thing.

I hope you feel better soon, Julee. I know it's painful - and itchy!

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Julee, Sorry you are experiencing this, it is very painful. I'm not sure how you mend yourself at this point. Perhaps Nyastain powder may work. You would have to get a prescription for this from your doctor. I would try to dab with witch hazel and then lie out flat so your tummy and affected area can dry. I have to warn you that if your skin is broken this will sting a bit but witch hazel is a good preventer of infection.

To Prevent this: I use underarm deodorant but it must be solid. Do a line of it right in the crease of the apron and talc over this. The underarm stops the sweating and the talc keeps everything dry etc. Been doing this for years and I have done well on not getting that soreness again.

I wish you the best of luck. I am sure other people will respond and give you other/better ideas.

Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

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Help! After a hot and humid busy weekend I have the worst chaffing I have ever experienced. The worst is on my leg where my belly hangs down however it is all over "region". I have several creams and powders but the most difficult challenge is keeping the skin from rubbing against each other so it can heal. Walking is so painful and even sitting.
I have tried gauze bandages but they just disintegrate. I tried a feminine pad and that helped for a little while but does not last. Any suggestions on something that will hold and stop skin from touching?
THANKS!
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