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What is chafing?

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Skin chafing is the often painful result of skin rubbing against skin or clothing. It can happen anywhere on your body, but it most often affects thighs, groin, underarms, and nipples.

From: Chafing WebMD Medical Reference

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Mailler-Savage, E. and Adams, B. , 2014. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

American College of Sports Medicine: "'Hot' Clothes for Safe Exercise."

Brian B. Adams, MD, MPH, associate professor of dermatology and director of Sports Dermatology Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; chief of dermatology, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

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SOURCES:

Mailler-Savage, E. and Adams, B. , 2014. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

American College of Sports Medicine: "'Hot' Clothes for Safe Exercise."

Brian B. Adams, MD, MPH, associate professor of dermatology and director of Sports Dermatology Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; chief of dermatology, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

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