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MixedUpCurlyChick 05-23-2012 05:38 PM

What To Do For Chub Rub?
 
Hey all,

There was a thread awhile back where somebody asked what to do about the dreaded red (in my case purplish) rash those of us with thick thighs get in the summer. It was something that was supposed to be better than Monistat Chafing Gel. Does anyone know this product or thread? Unfortunately, the Monistat no longer works for me and I'm wearing shorts again so I need something other than spanx/biker shorts b/c they'd visible. Any ideas?

TIA

*I thought it was this thread, but it isn't: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-chub-rub.html

claudine19 05-23-2012 06:09 PM

I think RCW had some product or another.....can't quite recall.

I use baby powder.

Jenny C 05-23-2012 07:06 PM

I don't know the answer, but I'm so glad you brought this up. I hate wearing dresses or skirts in the summer for this reason.

I've never tried the Monistat, but if there's something better I'd like to know.

cmb4314 05-23-2012 08:03 PM

I haven't used it other than when I'm running, but you might try something like Body Glide.

My sports bras chafe me really badly, and some of my more...um...delicate parts seem to chafe themselves, and a small swipe of Body Glide lets me run for hours without so much as a sore spot.

divegirl 05-23-2012 08:06 PM

I have some Luvees, which I think is the product RCW was talking about. Looks like their online store isn't working right now.

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0...=1194291562000

I also have some shorts that I wear underneath skirts:

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0...=1222052413000

I also have a product called Body Glide which I use when I don't feel like wearing another layer. I actually bought it because my swim wetsuit chafes my neck, but it works pretty well for my legs too! I usually throw it in my purse so I can re-apply.

Eilonwy 05-23-2012 09:40 PM

I don't have time to look it up myself right now, but you should check out advice for long-distance runners and cyclists. Chafing is a very serious problem for them, since running or cycling that long can turn minor chafing into a nightmare where you cross the finish line with your nipples bleeding.

CanItBeChristine 05-23-2012 10:46 PM

I was just about to curse chub rub in the Say It thread! I'm a huge walker and I only wear dresses and skirts.

The Assets shorts are fine if you're wearing something fitted and want to smooth everything about, but I really don't have a problem with my stomach or butt and they get SO HOT that I don't like wearing them in the summer.

That Monistat anti-chafing gel sadly does nothing for me. I wish it did!

Powder is too messy!! And I always feel like I'm leaving a cocaine trail if I sneak into a public bathroom to use it.

I just dug-out my Luvees when I saw this thread. I need to remember to use them!

It really is annoying/painful and makes me feel fat, even though I know women of all sizes and shapes have this problem!

wonderdiana - shopaholic takes a nap 05-24-2012 06:32 AM

I wear Spanx (they have lighter ones that are almost like the control top on pantyhose) or use Body Glide.

claudine19 05-24-2012 08:06 AM

Hmmm.

I'm going to look into this Body Glide product of which you speak.

Who Me? 05-24-2012 08:16 AM

I have BodyGlide, or a knock-off brand of it, that I got at a sports store that looks like a stick of deodorant. I keep it in my purse in the summer!

I'm also a big fan of wearing little shorts under my skirts/dresses. When I don't need anything slimming, my favorites are basic bike shorts from a sports store--City Sports has a brand called Avani or something like that which I find super comfy. Also, they come in multiple lengths...so you can make sure to get a long enough length to cover the irritated parts.

Eilonwy 05-24-2012 09:58 AM

You can always buy shapewear a size or two up. That way it's just shorts, without the "shaping."

amandamarie 05-24-2012 10:04 AM

+1 on the baby powder. I also find it gets too messy if I try to sprinkle it on my actual thighs but if I get some on my hands and then rub it into my thighs it's brilliant.

RedCatWaves 05-24-2012 09:43 PM

Baby powder is not enough for me...it just turns to white mud. Body glide and Monistat anti-chafing gel work, but they don't last long. They need to be re-applied frequently. Bike shorts are great, but not in extreme heat. I really love my Luvees...sorry the site isn't working right now. Hopefully she gets it back up soon, because they are the shizzle for chub-rub in the heat.

MixedUpCurlyChick 05-25-2012 10:06 PM

Thanks for all the feedback! The product I was thinking of is some kind of creamy product that heals irritated skin. I'm really curious to find that thread now and now that I think of it, I think it came up in a thread that wasn't about chub rub at all. I think it was about skincare in general. In any event, I started a similar thread in a FB group and said I'd try to track down the NC thread. Funny thing was that during the course of me trying to track the the thread down, starting this one etc, you both came up with Body Glide! So I'm definitely gonna check it out. I'm gonna keep looking for that thread though, and if I find it, I'll report back :mrgreen:

curlyhoneyb 06-04-2012 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick (Post 1959216)
Hey all,

There was a thread awhile back where somebody asked what to do about the dreaded red (in my case purplish) rash those of us with thick thighs get in the summer. It was something that was supposed to be better than Monistat Chafing Gel. Does anyone know this product or thread? Unfortunately, the Monistat no longer works for me and I'm wearing shorts again so I need something other than spanx/biker shorts b/c they'd visible. Any ideas?

TIA




*I thought it was this thread, but it isn't: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-chub-rub.html


Thanks for bringing this up...this is definitely a problem with me. I'm a size 10, pear-shaped, with very thick thighs that rub together.

It drove me nuts even when I was a size 0. Chafing is just miserable in shorts or skirts.

I never knew that Monistat would help with this.

tonsofcurlz 06-04-2012 07:19 PM

The Monistat they are referring to is the Monistat anti-chafing gel. It's sold in the same area as the regular one, but is very different.

I started using BandAid Blister Block for this purpose and I love it, but I'm having a hard time finding it locally. I think it might have been discontinued.


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