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Swimming Chafing Armpits

If sweat irritates your armpits and causes chafing try switching your workouts to a cooler time of day such as evening or early morning.

Swimming chafing armpits. Janellen smith told huffpost petroleum jelly can prevent armpits and thighs from chafing. As professor of dermatology dr. If powder isnt really working for you dont worry. As with the talcum powder apply a thin layer to your underarms prior to engaging in activities which provoke chafing.

Underarm chafing happens when skin rubs against skin or skin against the fabric. Accumulation of sweat may create favorable conditions for growth of bacteria and yeast. If the jelly is a bit. According to michele green a certified dermatologist armpit chafing is caused by a combination of dry skin sweating and friction.

This article discusses what you can do to stop chafing whenever you are out running or doing heavy exercise. But it can also occur in your underarm area from too much arm swinging. It also goes over how to treat chafing. I have had two days of ows swim practice.

Chafing is a common ailment and complaint among open water swimmers and triathletes. Improper stroke mechanics can cause. Staying hydrated is essential for skin health. There are three fundamental types of chafing.

Yeast and bacteria tend to colonize the. I have found that simple vaseline applied to the leading edge of the armpit works best for me though. Be sure to drink enough water.