Sweating Made Me Scratch My Skin Until I Was Bleeding
My thighs and stomach sweat when I get hot to the point that my thighs chafe very easily. I also get a sweat rash around my groin area and in-between my bum cheeks.
I know that my thighs and stomach sweat when I get hot to the point that my thighs chafe very easily. After years of suffering with chafed thighs, the skin on my inner thighs is super sensitive, and at times it feels sore even in jeans or close fitting trousers. They always have little spots on them, ready to flare up any time I feel slightly hot, uncomfortable or stressed.
It is along my knicker line that I have the most problem though — the bit right at the top of my leg (groin) and in between my bum cheeks. The sweating drives me nuts to the point that it itches and then the inevitable scratching follows. I end up with sweaty skin under my fingernails, and many a time I have scratched so much that I have bled and ended up with sweat, skin and blood under my nails. I know that sounds really disgusting, and believe me (as well as being painful), up to about a year ago, the only thing that stopped the itching was a high dose of antihistamine (prescription)
The underwear Chaffree has helped me a lot as it helps to control the sweating. It is breathable underwear that is made from the fibre Coolmax, which has been specially designed to lift the sweat off your body and evaporate it through the fabric.
I wear the underwear in bed every night now, as I find that not wearing it makes me sweat. I know that sounds kind of bizarre, but when I first got the underwear, I found that I sweated and started to itch when I didn’t have it on. It isn't just underwear for bed though, I wear it all day long and have completely changed my brand to Chaffree as I find that no other underwear gives me the peace of mind that Chaffree does.
The knickerboxers are especially great, as since I have started to wear them (long leg knickers) I have never had chafed thighs, even when running in summer. They have completely eliminated my thigh chafing. Again, in the summer I sometimes wear them in bed to stop my thighs from sweating, which only ever leads to the dreaded itching.
I now feel I have a happy balance. I don't have to take antihistamine all the time and my sweating and chafing are under control, as are my itching and scratching. I'm pleased to say that I haven't scratched until I bled for about a year now, which for me is all my Christmases come at once.
Disclaimer. This is just my personal experience. If you do have skin problems, you should go and seek medical advice.