Chafing Chafing | allnurses


  1. 0 I have an embarrassing problem, but I'm sure other nurses can relate. On some especially busy nights when I'm sweating and running around, my thighs chafe so badly they blister and I can't even sit comfortably. At first I thought it was my underwear so I tried a boy short style which just made it worse since the fabric kept riding up. I found a product called Lanacaine which dose help to a certain degree. I think my next step is going to try compression bike short that are designed for runners. Any other suggestions?
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  3. Visit  Melina profile page
    #1 0
    There are many anti-chafing lotions on the market. I've never tried the lanacane brand, but a lot of althetes use Bodyglide. There is also a product called Luvees ( that might be worth trying. Good luck.
  4. Visit  duckieRN profile page
    #2 0
    I suffer from the same problem. I have found that buying a size up in pants has helped. I am able to pull them up a little higher putting fabric between my thighs so they dont rub as much. I also do a soak in Epsom salt after a really long day and apply powder between my legs. I helps a whole lot!
    Good Luck
  5. Visit  rn2bnok profile page
    #3 3
    I am a runner, and we use stick deodorant. It essentially does the same as BodyGlide. Might give it a shot. I love the compression shorts, and have found it best to wear them without undies, as they are designed to be worn.
  6. Visit  iluvivt profile page
    #4 1
    We use the highest grade isolation gowns so the thickest ones you can get with a thick moisture repellent layer, Everyone hates them b/c it is like wrapping yourself up with saran wrap. So yes I get it...I just use the stick secret great. There is also a product called "certain dry" that I found . It actually shrinks the sweat glands and you use it at night and they also sell an am refresher to use as well.all I can say is that stuff works so well I could not believe it.
    Last edit by iluvivt on Oct 10, '12
  7. Visit  nicenurselpn profile page
    #5 1
    I would reccomend a thin layer of either baby powder with cornstarch to keep you dry or Gold bond powder. They both will keep you dry and prevent friction.
  8. Visit  jadelpn profile page
    #6 0
    Looser draw string scrub pants--mens scrub pants work for me, or one size larger in the "classic" scrub pants. And cotton fabric--or as close to cotton as you can get. And believe it or not, mens boxers. Also cotton. I go comfort over style any day of the week. As long as they look neat. Gold Bond has a lotion as well--may stay longer than powder. Deoderant is good, but can be irritating to the skin.
  9. Visit  libran1984 profile page
    #7 1
    Body Glide.

    In my ER we call this problem the "chub rub"
  10. Visit  Krazziekid78 profile page
    #8 2
    I had to reply to this old post because after working 4 13-14 hours shifts on a short-staffed rehab unit (knowing I had 2 more shifts to go), my thighs were a hot mess. By the end of my 4th shift, I could barely walk. I had two open sores on my thighs.... One sore was BLEEDING. I searched the net for something to help, as I was on the verge of crying... Or calling in the next day. Lol. Here is what I did. I took ibuprofen, applied hydrocortisone cream, and iced my thighs that night. Next morning, I took a different route and applied corn starch and wore a pair of spandex shorts. And I survived with minimal pain the next couple of shift (walking approximately 5 miles per shift caring for 26 people..when I typically only care of 13 😵). Good luck desperate thigh chafing nurses!
  11. Visit  martymoose profile page
    #9 0
    I got this stuff from Tractor supply called Ladies Anti Monkey butt powder. That stuff is great. Its also got calamine in it , gives it a pink color. Fairly inexpensive- seems t go a long way.

  12. Visit  poppycat profile page
    #10 2
    [QUOTE=jrwest;8742815]I got this stuff from Tractor supply called Ladies Anti Monkey butt powder. That stuff is great. Its also got calamine in it , gives it a pink color. Fairly inexpensive- seems t go a long way.

    I would buy buy this just for the cute monkey!