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chafe

 [chāf]
to irritate the skin by friction, usually from clothing, or the rubbing together of body surfaces, such as the thighs, when they are damp with perspiration, or the rubbing together of opposing skin folds. The skin folds of the obese are particularly subject to chafing. Tight shoes, badly fitting brassieres, and other clothing that binds, all cause chafing. Babies are particularly susceptible.

The irritation can usually be cleared up by keeping the parts dry, using a plain talcum powder, and, if necessary, substituting clothing that does not bind or rub. In some cases, a sterile dressing may be necessary to help relieve the rubbing. The best prevention is to keep the skin clean and dry and to wear clothing that fits properly.

chafe

(chāf),
To cause irritation of the skin by friction.
[Fr. chauffer, to heat, fr. L. calefacio, to make warm]

chafe

(chāf)
To cause irritation of the skin by friction.
[Fr. chauffer, to heat, fr. L. calefacio, to make warm]
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