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    Irritation

    Once or twice every couple weeks I get this weird irritation inbetween my legs close to my scrotum. It's usually at work or while outside while I am sweating more than normal. It feels like a burning/raw sensation whenever I walk, and unless I walk with a wide step (looking like something is shoved up my ass) it burns and hurts like crazy.

    I don't know how else to describe it, I don't know what causes it other than moisture in between my legs and friction I guess? It only happens once and a while though so I don't know what triggers it...

    Anyway to prevent this? It's not so bad if I am at home, but if I'm at work and I have to walk around I feel like collapsing and crying
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    we call it chef's arse over here. :-)
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    Maybe baby powder or gold bond would work. Or it might be overly dry skin. Maybe a moisturizer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico0101 View Post
    we call it chef's arse over here. :-)
    How can I stop it

    Baby powder I could try, and a moisturizer too...
    Steve

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    It started again last night without warning. So I can't really use baby powder or gold bond if it has already began. I tried some petroleum jelly and it helped a bit (couldn't find any lotion)
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    Every year, I have to work at at a trade show set up for 2 weeks and this is a common occurance from working in hot, humid conditions where there is a lot of walking, lifting and in general, hot sweaty work..

    I tell everyone every year who goes for the first time, that their personal first-aid kit contains 1 of the following to combat this chef's arse:

    Sudocream
    Savalon cream

    I would highly recommend trying to get the Sudocream.
    It's an antiseptic white paste like substance, that when you put it on at nite, your problem is gone completly by morning.

    Seems to be available only in Ireland for some reason, but if I was you i'd search high and low for it.

    Let me know how you get on and if you're really stuck, i might try to organize some over to you

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    Thanks Stu, but usually it's only a one day thing. I can go to bed and the next morning it feels almost 100% better. I just want to prevent it all together
    Steve

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    baby powder every morning out of the shower and before the workout.
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    Are you sure its not a form of crabs?

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    Everything you described sounds like "jock itch" to me. Pick up any athlete's foot medication because it is also simultaneously applied with jock itch.

    With this formula you'll feel better in a few days and it'll be gone in 1-2 weeks:

    Athlete's foot med (make sure it says jock itch)
    Boxer briefs (to not cause rubbing in the legs) -- if not this use a towel or something so your legs don't rub
    Shower often and clean carefully

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_itch
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    I also think it's jock itch. However, if it is chafing, I suggest using a lubricant when you'll be moving a lot like running walking etc. Body glide makes a good one for runners. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilsterT View Post
    Everything you described sounds like "jock itch" to me. Pick up any athlete's foot medication because it is also simultaneously applied with jock itch.

    With this formula you'll feel better in a few days and it'll be gone in 1-2 weeks:

    Athlete's foot med (make sure it says jock itch)
    Boxer briefs (to not cause rubbing in the legs) -- if not this use a towel or something so your legs don't rub
    Shower often and clean carefully

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_itch
    Damn there were 11 responses, and I thought I was gonna be the first to recommend briefs to eliminate the chaffing. If you rule that out (friction), then you're gonna need creams!
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    Thanks guys, I picked up another pack of boxer briefs and will look into that jock itch stuff.
    Hopefully I'll be cured
    Steve

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    You mentioned it's not bad at home, but bad when out and about (work, walking). That doesn't rule out bacterial stuff (or whatever it is that'd cause need for powders/creams/etc), but if you feel it much less when walking, friction is definitely making it worse, regardless if it's just chaffing or if it's something there.

    Do you have big thighs? I feel like I remember reading somewhere that the big squatters (guys pushing huge weights) will have that chaffing problem because their thighs are so big that the friction from walking is a pita!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeity View Post
    You mentioned it's not bad at home, but bad when out and about (work, walking). That doesn't rule out bacterial stuff (or whatever it is that'd cause need for powders/creams/etc), but if you feel it much less when walking, friction is definitely making it worse, regardless if it's just chaffing or if it's something there.

    Do you have big thighs? I feel like I remember reading somewhere that the big squatters (guys pushing huge weights) will have that chaffing problem because their thighs are so big that the friction from walking is a pita!
    This happened to me once I started squatting heavy and got big thighs. Got some boxer briefs and problem solved!
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    Whenever I used to run, I had the same symptoms. Now when I run, I ditch the underwear, goldbond the area and wear bike shorts "to keep everything in place". Shorts over the top. Since I used this, I have not had any probelms. good luck, cause that can burn like heck
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    Again, it's called jock itch.

    Boxer briefs and athlete's foot will cure this easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeity View Post
    You mentioned it's not bad at home, but bad when out and about (work, walking). That doesn't rule out bacterial stuff (or whatever it is that'd cause need for powders/creams/etc), but if you feel it much less when walking, friction is definitely making it worse, regardless if it's just chaffing or if it's something there.

    Do you have big thighs? I feel like I remember reading somewhere that the big squatters (guys pushing huge weights) will have that chaffing problem because their thighs are so big that the friction from walking is a pita!
    I hope it's not bacteria...

    My thighs are small, not a problem there.

    I will just wear the boxer briefs and get some powder.

    thanks
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    if your thighs are small the boxer briefs may not be as much of a help, but powders should help you.
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