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Chub rub - help!!!!

36 replies

Lily715 · 29/06/2019 16:45

I'm on holiday and already have terrible chub rub in 35 degree heat, I don't know why I didn't predict this and do something to prevent it! It's so sore.
I don't have anything with me, what can I buy abroad to help soothe it and prevent it getting worse? I'm in Croatia. Any suggestions and tips welcome, me and my thighs will be very grateful.

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hairychinsrus · 29/06/2019 16:48

Oh it's the absolute pits!!!! Anything that reduces friction will help, talc, underarm deodorant can help but will need topping up during the day. I'm contemplating those cycling short pant things

Plump82 · 29/06/2019 16:48

Can you get some thin nude tights and chop most of the leg off? I'm not sure what will be available in Croatia.

Winterfellismyhome · 29/06/2019 16:48

Roll on deodorant

Pipandmum · 29/06/2019 16:49

Yes if you were still here I’d have recommended those long line pants! Use talc for now.

Mummyoftwo91 · 29/06/2019 16:50

Have a look at these op

Chub rub - help!!!!
NannyR · 29/06/2019 16:54

The sloggi long line pants are brilliant but not much help to you right now! Can you get cheap leggings or tights in the supermarket and cut them down like cycling shorts?

Sleepinglemon · 29/06/2019 16:54

In my experience the only product that works to prevent chub rub except body glide. Once you've got it, products don't help much. You need some fabric to cover the chafing. Can you get some cheap leggings and chop them off above the knee?

WelshMammaofaSlovak · 29/06/2019 16:55

I'm a big gal and I live in Slovakia which routinely has temperatures in the high 30s and beyond in the summer. I never wear skirts and I wear cropped black or navy leggings under all dressings. I have varicose veins so I tend not to flash my legs but the main upside is no chub rub. People comment that it feels warm but tbh I don't notice it and they are great when one is sweaty!!! I do mainly wear above the knee dresses as they look nicer with leggings but I also love shorts and linen trousers. You should be able to find leggings in Croatia. Another option might be to buy cheap leggings and cut them into shorts but I've never tried this so I don't know if it will work. Good luck

Moominfan · 29/06/2019 16:55

I've invested in lots of pairs of cycling shorts. Absolute godsend, chub rub is a thing of the past

delilahbucket · 29/06/2019 16:57

If you have it, put vaseline on overnight to help it heal. Talc or deodorant will help prevent it, but I would be living in shorts for a bit as it's going to get really sore otherwise.

orangeshoebox · 29/06/2019 16:58

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crazycatbaby · 29/06/2019 17:00

Snag chub rub shortsGrin

TheHodgeoftheHedge · 29/06/2019 17:01

and take this as incentive to lose some weight.

That’s an incredibly dickish and unhelpful thing to say. Chub rub isn’t actually exclusive to those who are overweight for a start.

Likethebattle · 29/06/2019 17:02

@orangeshoebox, chub rib isn’t just an overweight persons issue. At a size 10 with a bmi of 23 I had it just because of my shape. That very rude and dismissive fee you.

Op I wear the stretchy bands under dresses and they stay in place as long as you measure properly.

Lily715 · 29/06/2019 17:09

orangeshoebox - I'm a size 12 with a bmi of 23 - how rude and bitchy of you. Not to mention completely unnecessary. Even if I was overweight, which I'm not, what difference does it make to you? What need did you have to say that? Didn't your mother ever tell you that if you had nothing nice to say then not to say anything at all. You should be ashamed of yourself.

To everyone else - thank you for your helpful and kind suggestions x

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AnnaMagnani · 29/06/2019 17:10

Bodyglide is the business but not a lot of help when you haven't got any and are on holiday in Croatia.

Roll on deodorant sometimes works. But for established rub I'd go and buy some leggings to wear under skirts - cut off above the knee if necessary.

Rainbowknickers · 29/06/2019 17:15

Wash the area with cool water,dry and put some sudocrem on just before bed
You can buy shorts that fit under dresses to stop it happening

Hugs-cos it’s awful

Likethebattle · 29/06/2019 17:18

I have shorts but in high heat the bands work better as they leave you cooler. Body glide, anti-chafe gels, deodorant, talc all wore off within 10 steps!

FormerlyFrikadela01 · 29/06/2019 17:29

I've had chub rub my whole life regardless of my size. I've tried every anti chafing lotion and potion going. The only thing that's helped and has liberated my legs these days is anti chafing shorts from the big bloomer company and snag tights. I wouldn't be without them.

vampirethriller · 29/06/2019 18:53

I can't remember what its called, sorry, but that spray you can get to stop new sandals rubbing your feet works really well for thighs too!

Wanderlustnearorfar · 29/06/2019 18:55

Do you have any cycling shorts or possible boxers you could put on in the mean time to stop the rubbing and making it worse

FutureMrsTempah · 29/06/2019 18:57

Stick deodorant works a treat. The ones that you click the base to bring up the cream

BlueberriesAndCream · 29/06/2019 19:21

Mueller Runners lube is the best of the stick roll-on things that I've come across. None of the deodorants or talcs stayed on long enough. Some of the body glide or blister sticks I think are also OK

I had the Sloggi long line pants, but you can hear them rub and that annoyed me. The Evans ones weren't tight enough on the legs and rode up too much. The bands never stayed on for me.

I've just bought the Snag shorts, and so far they're great - cool, no sound, and they can be pulled up really high to avoid lines under clothing. I've not walked far in them yet as it's too hot, so whether they ride up on the legs too much yet I don't know.

For now, I'd get some leggings and cut them off as short as you can, and wear those. Or find a large department store and see what there is in terms of cycling shorts or long line pants - there must be something.

or end up wearing trousers, at least til it's healed up. It's awful once it's started, and I think it needs protecting until it's healed rather than just creams or lotions

Squirrelblanket · 29/06/2019 19:27

I've tried all the remedies like talc, vaseline, roll on deodorant and similar. They are all ok when you put them on but disappear as soon as you start to sweat.

The only thing I've found that really works is some kind of barrier. I'd get some of the shorts/pants suggested above for future holidays, but while you're away now see if you can buy some tights or leggings and cut them down, or an actual pair of cycling type shorts. I do feel for you, once on holiday I had to buy some emergency leggings and cut them into shorts using nail scissors as that's all I had!

Snag tights sell really good shorts for this purpose.

Emmas85 · 29/06/2019 19:38

Put loads of sudocreme on it tonight and let it soak it, it should help reduce the pain/soreness by morning.

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