Some serious "chaffing"!!!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by stevo22, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Doogiegh great post had me rolling. Me if I have this problem I don't want anyone else to know.:laugh: :blush:
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Change of clothes will do it. If it's really humid, I change shorts, undies, all of it midday. Baby powder, desitin, vasoline, all that ---- works too. It's a problem that if you manage properly, it'll go away.

    I stop at one of the many park bathrooms in my city to change clothes and apply appropriate medications.

  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    At one point I used to get screaming raw, almost to the point of literally bleeding high on my upper thighs. I tried everything under the sun, but the next day I was back in pain again.

    Powders were of the most help because in my case it was a damp friction burn. The powders would make the area slick and help keep it drier for a while.

    A dry method of healing after work is a good cold shower, a powder application and a cool non-sticky pair of swimming trunks with the mesh underwear in them. Being naked always just seemed to get things more irritated in my case.

    I tried boxers, silk boxers, no undies ect...Finally, when I was at the point where I was willing to try anything to solve this, I discovered the problem and an answer....
    I was finally desperate enough to inspect a pair of my whitey-tighties and discovered the problem. Seems the fella's were holding the wet cotton undies against my legs to the point where little rough balls of cotton were forming all over them, making sandpaper out of them.


    Long legged, snug fitting, light colored boxer briefs and a can of aerosol spray powders really does the trick in healing and prevention.....thank god!!!!
  4. Kingbman1

    Kingbman1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Anyone that uses vasoline isnt using it for there thighs!:eek:
  5. Welcome to LawnSite Kingbman1 fellow St. Louision.
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    So what are they using it for?????
  7. Jock itch is a fungal infection. Antibiotics won't touch it.

    Lamasil has treatments over the counter for athletes foot and jock itch. I've used it on both and it works. The vaginal cream might be stronger. Vaginal infections are fungal (yeast) infections too.

    Lawn workers catch these types of infections more often because of our exposure to their sources in the soil.
  8. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    Works wonders on kids...
    Soak yourself real good even if it means taking a bath instead of a shower. Rub on some Balm-ex on when it's bad... You can get the stuff at any drug store, supermarket, etc...
    Baby powder yourself up before you head out in the am...
    Regular Briefs, limit air flow to that region and hold the sweat in.. No undies are just bad, as your scraping up against your jeans, shorts or whatever causing even more problems. Boxers are good as far as air flow is concerned but not so good if you use standers & your bouncing all over the place. Boxer briefs provide some support, yet allow limited air flow while at the same time absorb some of the sweat.... What ever way you go make sure it's cotton....

    Vaseline, I would avoid at all costs as it's just to damn greasy/oily...

    If you use anything go with a baby product, as they are formulated to relive the raw/pain, those areas subjected to, such as the constant moisture of a leaky baby with diapers that hold in the moisture...

    This is defiantly an interesting thread...
    A bunch of guys discussing boxers vs. briefs...
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Duh Dave, go read my post. Just bustin':p But you're right. I would get rashes in different areas, like where my shirt rubbed on my neck, under my arm pit and so on. They would come and go until the big one (my post). My infection was systemic took months to clear up.
  10. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
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