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Swimming Chafing Armpits

If powder isnt really working for you dont worry.

Swimming chafing armpits. Staying hydrated is essential for skin health. Be sure to drink enough water. There are three fundamental types of chafing. The first day was about 300 350 to get a feel for the area and make plan.

If the jelly is a bit. Improper stroke mechanics can cause. I have found that simple vaseline applied to the leading edge of the armpit works best for me though. Today i did 10 lenghts back forth across the roped off swimming area.

But it can also occur in your underarm area from too much arm swinging. Chafing is a common ailment and complaint among open water swimmers and triathletes. Janellen smith told huffpost petroleum jelly can prevent armpits and thighs from chafing. As with the talcum powder apply a thin layer to your underarms prior to engaging in activities which provoke chafing.

If sweat irritates your armpits and causes chafing try switching your workouts to a cooler time of day such as evening or early morning. Yeast and bacteria tend to colonize the. Underarm chafing happens when skin rubs against skin or skin against the fabric. It also goes over how to treat chafing.

As professor of dermatology dr. According to michele green a certified dermatologist armpit chafing is caused by a combination of dry skin sweating and friction. I have had two days of ows swim practice.