At some point or another, many hikers are hit with a case of chafing on their inner thighs. This is a common occurrence resulting from your skin’s repeated rubbing against clothing or, sometimes, other skin. This can be a painful skin development that can cause bleeding and make walking anywhere sharply painful. You should be aware of when your skin starts to get sore and take preventative measures, particularly if you have sensitive skin. This happens frequently when you are canyoneering due to repeatedly getting in and out of the water. To avoid this wear dry weave (wicking) material or nylon. Avoid cotton. You can also apply products such as body glide or vasoline to the effected area before the skin is rubbed raw. I have found that diaper rash cream works the best and it doesn’t wash off.


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