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Runners, cyclists and anyone who suffers from chafed skin through skin on skin rubbing (or saddle rubbing on bum) knows how uncomfortable or sore a chafing rash can be. In severe cases, it can even lead to swelling, bleeding and infection, and a healthcare provider should then be consulted.

WHAT IS CHAFING?

Chafing or chafed skin occurs when skin rubs against skin or when another piece of clothing rubs against skin. The skin becomes reddened, inflamed and a rash forms.

WHICH SKIN AREAS CAN BE AFFECTED BY CHAFING?

It can occur any ware on the body, but most often occurs in the thigh, groin, nipple and underarm areas.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN CULPRITS IN CAUSING CHAFING?

  • Being overweight
  • Excessive sweating
  • Friction of skin against skin or skin against clothes
  • Exercise, such as cycling
  • Workout gear

WAYS TO PREVENT CHAFING

To prevent chafing, one should minimise the amount of friction to the skin, so simply put, keep the skin dry and wear the right clothing. Silverlab Sport Chafing Repair Cream with Silver Repair™ is not only just indicated for the treatment of chafing, but also for the prevention thereof. Apply the Cream directly before and after a workout or activity that may be associated with the development of chafing.

WAYS TO TREAT CHAFING

Skin chafing should not be ignored, so treat it! Start with gently cleaning the chafed area with water and dry it thoroughly. Then apply the Chafing Repair Cream liberally to the affected or broken skin as needed.

The Silver Repair™ within Chafing Repair is a natural and powerful broad spectrum antibiotic agent and has excellent antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and disinfectant properties.

DIET FOR CHAFING

Although no specific diet can treat chafing, including certain foods in your diet may assist with faster healing of chafing, especially foods rich in vitamin A, C, E, and zinc.

These foods include:

  • Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene
  • Vitamin C found in citrus fruits
  • Supplementing with B vitamins, especially vitamin B1
  • Leafy green vegetables like spinach

Eliminating sugars and refined carbohydrates from the diet may assist with weight loss, decreasing the amount of skin on skin friction.

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Article from Silver Lab