Get Rid of a Rash Between Your Legs

How to Get Rid of a Rash Between Your Legs
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How to Get Rid of a Rash Between Your Legs Chafing skin might seem like a minor problem. But when your clothing rubs against your skin for a prolonged period of time chafing can cause bigger problems. Most rashes between the legs are caused by chafing. The skin can become irritated and if sweat becomes trapped under the skin the rash can become infected. Fortunately most rashes can be treated at home before complications occur. Choose clothing that breathes. Wear cotton and natural fibers throughout the day. Your underwear should be 100percent cotton. When you exercise wear a synthetic material like nylon or polyester that wicks away moisture and dries quickly. Your clothing should always feel comfortable.Wear loose clothing. The clothing around your legs should be loose enough to let your skin stay dry and breathe. Your clothing should not feel tight or pinch your skin. Clothing that is too tight will rub against your skin causing chafing.Keep your skin dry. Always keep moisture off of your skin especially after you have taken a bath or shower. Take a clean cotton towel and gently dab at your skin. Rubbing could irritate the rash. You could also use a hair dryer on the lowest setting to completely dry the rash area. Avoid using high heat which can aggravate the rash.Know when to see a doctor. Most rashes caused by chafing can be treated at home without medical intervention. But if your rash does not improve within 4 to 5 days or gets worse call your doctor for an appointment. This is especially important if you suspect your rash is infected if you have fever pain swelling or pus around the rash. Follow your doctors treatment recommendation. Your doctor will do a physical examination to see if your rash shows lesions. If your doctor thinks you have a bacterial infection your doctor will probably order a culture. This test will tell your doctor what strain of bacteria or fungus is causing your infection and what treatment is needed. Your doctor may prescribe one or more of the following

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