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CaptainVertigo
2011-10-31 22:30:07
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Chaff Inches
Dear Dr. Vertigo- I am a married man in my 50s. I've been hillwalking since my teens in all parts of Ireland, without any symptoms. Lately I've gained a little weight- not a whole lot - mostly around my tummy. Anyway I have begun to experience severe soreness on long wet walks up the far end of Trassey Tracks in the general area of Hare's Gap. A Casualty doctor mentioned the possibility of Groin Strain but, typically, he had practically no english and never even looked at the problem area. He seemed to ignore the fact that I was married - not romping around like one of those footballers. Can you help? (Please don't recommend homeopathic remedies as I am a practising Catholic.) DEAR "EXCRUCIATING" You have what is commonly known as chafing. Chafing is caused by repeated motion -- specifically, skin rubbing against loose fabric or other skin. Moisture, either from sweat or rain, can worsen chafing.Before long walks (you don't have to worry too much about chafing during your shorter walks), spread a thin layer of Vaseline on vulnerable areas. To prevent chafing, wear running attire made of synthetic materials that wick moisture away. Don't wear cotton clothing because once it gets wet, it stays wet. In addition, cotton is a rough material and when it's constantly moving against your skin, it can rub your skin raw. You need to get rid of those Y-fronts..wet Y-fronts will saw away at your upper thighs. Synthetic long johns are ideal. You may have increased the size of your upper thighs in recent years. This will have accentuated the risk of chafing.
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