Chafing:

 

• Chafing refers to the skin irritation which occurs as a result of friction experienced by the skin

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Chafing usually occurs around the:

   o Inner thighs

   o Armpits

   o Nipples

   o Groin area

• The skin becomes tender and sore

• If neglected, chafing leads to bruising and infection

 

Causes:

 

• Rubbing of body parts with each other

• Poorly fitted innerwear

• Usually athletes and obese people are prone to chafing

 

Natural home remedy using turmeric powder:

 

1. Take 3 tsp turmeric powder

2. Add 1 tsp water

3. Mix well to make paste

4. Apply paste on the affected area

5. Leave it for 30 min

6. Cover it with a cloth

7. Wash off with water

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves and lemon:

 

1. Crush a handful of margosa leaves

2. Squeeze ½ a lemon

3. Mix well to from a paste

4. Apply this paste on the affected area

 

Natural home remedy using aloe vera:

 

1. De-thorn and remove the outer skin of a few aloe vera leaves

2. Extract aloe vera gel from inside

3. Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area

4. Wash it off with water after 30 min

5. Wipe the area dry

6. Do this twice every day

 

Tips:

 

• Do not wear ill fitting innerwear

• Keep the body lubricated by applying mustard oil on underarms and inner thighs

• Use baby powder on chafing prone areas