When your skin gets repeatedly rubbed against itself or harsh clothing materials it gets red, irritated and painful which is called chafing. While chafing can occur in almost any part of the skin, the thighs, nipples, underarms and neck are the most susceptible places to it, to alleviate the pain and discomfort they the following remedies.
1- Aloe Vera Gel.
Aloe Vera Gel is brilliant to reduce inflammation and Sooth skin irritation, discomfort and pain, it also helps in speeding up the healing process, scrub out the gel of one Aloe Vera leave and apply it directly to the affected area and let it dry.
Oatmeal was proven by several clinical studies to be a perfect anti-inflammatory to Sooth skin irritation,redness and pain, it also helps in moisturizing it and protecting it, you can blend some cooked plain oatmeal to be a paste and apply it cold to the affected area.
3- Olive Oil.
Olive oil is a heavy deep moisturizer, it also contain skin healing properties due to its content of vitamin E and A which both work as powerful antioxidants. After bathing in warm water, rub a few drops of olive oil on the chafed skin and allow it to dry .
4- Baking Soda.
Baking soda can speed up the healing process as well as reducing redness and irritation, it also will help in preventing infection, just mix one teaspoon of baking soda powder with two tablespoons of water and spray it on the affected area.
Honey has always been used to treat minor skin problems like chafing, it has soothing and healing properties that will speed up the healing process and alleviate pain and discomfort as well as preventing infections, just apply a thin layer of honey on the affected area two or three times a day for five minutes.
6- Corn Starch.
Corn starch can work like baby powder to reduce redness, pain and maintain the area dry and not swearing which can make the problem worse and more painful, just sprinkle some corn starch on the affected area and let it set there.