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What should you wear to prevent chafing?

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When exercising, wear proper-fitting, moisture-wicking clothes, such as those made with synthetic fibers. Don't exercise in cotton. Compression shorts, like the ones worn by cyclists, may help reduce thigh chafing.

Also, less is more when it comes to dressing for exercise. If it's warm outside, you might run without a shirt if you're a man or in only a jogging bra if you're a woman. And choose exercise clothes and bras that have smooth seams to avoid rubbing.

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

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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