Chafing

Definition

Chafing is skin irritation that occurs where skin rubs against skin, clothing, or other material.

Information

When rubbing causes skin irritation, these tips may help:


Review Date: 8/26/2017
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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