Main Menu

DigHerbs Blog | Using Herbs | Make Your Own | All Herbs Pages | A to H | I to P | Q to Z

Ailments Pages | A to D | E to L | M to Z

Resources |

[?] Subscribe To DigHerbs

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Search Engine Optimization

Approved quality healthcare site


Latest news

Now 395 398! pages of information on all the most important herbs and herbal remedies - and still plenty to come. Bookmark the site now! Want to link with us?



Chafing is another name for irritation and abrasion of the upper layers of skin that is caused by repeated rubbing. It most frequently occurs in the groin, under the arms, around the nipples and other areas that are close together. The best way to treat the condition is to prevent it. Try to keep areas prone to constant rubbing dry by using corn starch or talcum powder. Wear loose clothing that is airy and comfortable to allow good air flow. Cotton is also absorbent.


Skin that is broken can get raw and sore if not treated. The affected areas may sting or burn and the skin will appear reddened.


Skin can become red and sore by rubbing against rough or tight clothing or skin rubbing against skin. Moisture from sweat makes the condition worse.


If you are doing all you can to prevent it and it occurs anyway, see your doctor to check for a fungal infection. Fungal infections can cause similar symptoms. Treat the fungus before it gets worse. Skin problems may persist even after you are finished with the treatment.

Herbal Treatments

Internal Applications

External Applications


You can use essential oils from chamomile, frankincense (boswellia), and lavender in a bath or massage either individually or in combination by adding a few drops to carrier oil.

Chafing Herbal Remedies Top