Characteristics of chafing
Chafing is superficial skin damage caused by rubbing because of the contact of the skin with abrasive surfaces.
In chafing sometimes occur small wounds that are a possible form of entry of many microorganisms that can cause many diseases, some fatal, such as tetanus. Sometimes chaffing is the cause of blisters, which when they break, give free entrance to possible germs.
Symptoms of chafing
The main symptoms of chafing are: blisters, itching, diaper dermatitis, calluses, etc.
Causes of chafing
Very common forms of producing chafing are:
How to prevent chafing
To prevent chafing we should consider the following tips:
- Use proper shoes: You should wear those that fit your foot well, without squeezing or without producing excessive clearances between the foot and shoe. They should be made of leather or of breathable material.
Treatment of chafing
Chafing can be personally treated in most cases. However, medical care is needed when:
- The person can not properly clean the injured area and there is the possibility of dirt remaining inside
More information about chafing and other wounds and its natural treatment in the listing above.
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