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Is there a solution to painful thigh rubbing/chafing?

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Greymalkin Sun 28-Jun-15 19:16:31

I've not really posted on S&B before, but here goes.

I have finally admitted that I am now a size 18, can't deny it any longer, and for the first time this week in the hot weather I have found my inner thighs rubbing. The skin turned really red and was so painful.

I don't want to wear tights in this hot weather, especially not with maxi skirts/dresses. What is the alternative though? Please don't say something like liberal and frequent application of Vaseline sad

furryleopard Sun 28-Jun-15 19:22:58

The only thing I've found that ever works is antiperspirant sprayed on my thighs. I used to suffer terribly, so I sympathise hope you find something that works for you.

Ledkr Sun 28-Jun-15 19:25:56

Lanacane do an anti chafe cream!
And it's called "chub rub" by the way wink

ProbablyMe Sun 28-Jun-15 19:26:13

Stick antiperspirant applied to the inside of one thigh - works for me and my mum has been doing it for years!

WhenMarnieWasThere Sun 28-Jun-15 19:26:37

These work, but are a bit thick - they stop above the knee, so it's not as sweaty as wearing tights.

ebay - cheaper but I haven't tried them

pippistrelle Sun 28-Jun-15 19:29:49

Runners suffer from chafing and you can buy specialist balm. You can get them from Amazon if you haven't got a runners' shop nearby.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 28-Jun-15 19:31:41

Lanacane works a treat and is fab as a primer too as it's exactly the same ingredients as the Smashbox primer.

Lj8893 Sun 28-Jun-15 19:33:32

I suffer from this and found it particularly awful when I was pregnant so cut off a pair of tights to make a sort of pair of shorts. But I don't want to do that again as it's not very comfortable!

Something came up on my Facebook the other day, they were like two large lacy garters designed to stop chub rub, I was very interested!

rachyconks Sun 28-Jun-15 19:34:44

Yep. Roll on deodorant will solve your problems. On one leg only though!

Lj8893 Sun 28-Jun-15 19:36:31

I'm going to try the deodorant trick!

Vagndidit Sun 28-Jun-15 19:37:54

Get a stick Sure 48-hour dry antiperspirant. Magic.

RiverTam Sun 28-Jun-15 19:38:11

Does spray deodorant work or does it have to be roll-on?

HemanOrSheRa Sun 28-Jun-15 19:39:52

Bodyglide is good. As is Udderly Smooth. They are chamois creams that cyclists use but are excellent for chub rub smile.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Sun 28-Jun-15 19:41:34

You can but several products for it. I saw one on a blog velvet ine or something like that? It supposedly helps the legs glide.

I used to use talcum powder. It worked. I think size 16/18 is that tricky stage as at. 22/24 I never suffered. I guess my legs didn't rub they were just together blush but at a 16/18/20 they did get very sore. Talc definitely helped.

CourtneyAct Sun 28-Jun-15 20:20:19 these are the bands that stop the chafing that Lj8893 mentioned

rachyconks Sun 28-Jun-15 22:32:36

I've never tried spray on - but have been told by others it has to be roll on! Hth

StarlightMcKenzee Sun 28-Jun-15 22:37:57

I've had this all my life. I find I have to shave between my legs, twice a day to keep the stubble away and then use either talc or bodyglide.

It isn't about size. I have it whatever size I am, even when an 8. I'm just curvy I guess.

WaftingWillberry Sun 28-Jun-15 22:42:52

Anti-perspirant - liberally applied to groin and inner thighs. It's the moistness which causes the chafing.

EarSlaps Sun 28-Jun-15 22:48:59

It's shape, not size that causes this. I'm size 8-10 and I get thigh chafe grin.

Greymalkin Mon 29-Jun-15 05:29:54

Thanks everyone. I think I'll try the deodorant as an immediate measure then I may try those lacy band things.

I did momentarily think about referring to this issue as chub rub, but didn't as I didn't want to be offensive! Glad I didn't has there are clearly slimmer people that have the same problem.

Thanks again

Aridane Mon 29-Jun-15 05:55:34

A friend wears cotton cycling shorts...

Zorion Mon 29-Jun-15 07:49:14

I'm a size 12 and have it. It sucks. The deodorant never worked on me, but I have the BodyGlide stuff which seems okay so far, it is hard to tell as it hasn't been hot enough...

WaftingWillberry Mon 29-Jun-15 10:18:33

It does need to be full-on anti-perspirant (not just deodorant) in order to work on me. Also needs to be applied to the, erm, 'whole area' rather than just on the bits of the thigh that touch.

So, with knickers on, apply under the knicker elastic at the top of legs, then right down the insides of both thighs.

I hate hot weather.

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Mon 29-Jun-15 10:31:13

I wear cycling shorts under dresses,can get them fairly cheap from sports direct

HermioneWeasley Mon 29-Jun-15 10:40:42

I use cut off cycling shorts, or liberal application of olive oil depending on what I'm wearing, how long I'm going to be out etc

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