9 Possible Causes of Inner Thigh Rashes in Women
1.Blame it on the heat
Most inner thigh rashes are caused by a combination of hot and humid weather. When air flow is blocked, the sweat glands become blocked causing the inner thighs to get irritated and the condition aggravates if skin rubs against skin. This can cause small red rashes to erupt, commonly known as ‘prickly heat’ rashes. This happens quite commonly in summer and can be avoided by wearing fabric that allows enough air flow.
2.Maybe, it is what you are wearing
While doing exercises like walking or cycling, it is important to wear good workout wear. Shorts that are too short causing them to ride up while doing these exercises can cause skin to rub while it is already all sweaty. This can render skin a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and cause rashes.
Wearing clothes that don’t breathe well or absorb sweat or wearing tight clothing are also primary causes for inner thigh rashes.
3. Posture matters!
Sitting cross legged for long hours can trap heat and sweat inside leading to irritation of the sensitive thigh skin and chafing. Making sure to change posture in order to allow air flow is important to avoid this.
4. The female anatomy
Women have heavier thighs which can lead to the skin there to rub against each other. This factor predisposes them to develop inner thigh rashes more frequently than men. Hormonal imbalances and being overweight also play a role.
5. Hair removal
Using certain hair removal techniques that doesn’t suit your specific skin type can also irritate skin. Using blunt razor blades to shave causes red bumpy skin. Painful bumps can also erupt in case of in-grown hair following hair removal.
The chemicals in hair removal creams can also act as irritants causing these rashes.
6. Jock itch
Even though the name suggests that this one occurs more in athletes, it can occur in women who are not athletes too. This is a ringworm infection which manifests as small blisters surrounded by scaly borders causing burning or itching. The sweat and heat trapped in the skin leads the fungus to grow and cause this.
7. Contact dermatitis
As the name goes, this kind of rash happens due to skin coming in contact with an allergen or a material of clothing. The fragrance or chemicals in anti-perspirants and perfumes, certain types of fabric used in clothing can cause this when skin comes in contact with them.
8. Creams and wipes
Excessive use of moisturizers in areas not exposed to air can trap sweat and moisture in skin as does use of scented wipes and not patting the skin dry. Such conditions make skin vulnerable to rashes.
9. Stay hydrated
When body is dehydrated, salt concentration in sweat increases. The excess salt in sweat can become a skin irritant. Staying well hydrated helps in maintaining salt balance and good skin health.
Should I be bothered or worried about a persistent or recurrent rash?
Inner thigh rashes are quite common in women and most of them occur due to underlying causes that are not serious. Rarely the underlying causes may need medical attention. Most rashes resolve on their own or can be treated at home with application of gels and home remedies.
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