10 Home Remedies To Cure Chafing Rash

10 Home Remedies To Cure Chafing Rash

Summers are at their peaks, which means high time to notch up your skincare routine. All the excess heat, sweat that the largest body is going through during this time may cause several issues and also lead to some severe damages if not attended to properly. Issues like dryness, tanning, sunburn, itchy skin, acne, breakouts, freckles, etc are something that becomes very normal. Moreover the pollution, stress, humidity tends to affect our natural skin glow. However, with some minimal efforts, you can prevent this season from taking a toll on your body. Steps like a balanced diet, wearing breathable fabrics, moisturizing well, wearing sunscreen, keeping yourself hydrated, and many more.

However, today’s article is not about how to take care of your facial skin but is about a skin issue. The topic of today’s article is 10 Home Remedies To Cure Chafing Rash. Chafing! One of the most common issues that almost every age group of people might be going through. Today in this article I’ll be talking all about Chafing. From its meaning to its prevention. So let’s dive into it further.


First of all, before moving further I would like to mention that our skin is a very delicate organ of our body. It requires our utmost attention and care so whenever you undergo any skin issues, your dermatologist should be your first stop. As I mentioned above, Chafing is a very common problem. Whenever we scratch our skin for a long time due to any reason like instance irritating fabric, friction, or moisture, it causes our skin to burn and sting. This further takes the shape of skin Rash and can also be referred to as chafing rashes.


The basic symptoms of a  Chafing Rash are…

1.Itchy skin

2.Red and inflamed skin

3.Burning or stinging on the skin

And if the case is worse than symptoms might be 





Chafing rashes happen when our body parts rub against each other or cloth for long. There can be multiple reasons for chafing rashes they are mentioned below.

  1. The Fiber of your cloth is irritating and your body parts rub against it. 
  2. Your Skin or your clothing is wet. 
  3. Indulgence in sports activities like biking and running.
  4.  Obesity. 
  5. Athletics. 
  6. In the case of infants- wearing soiled diapers. 
  7. Breastfeeding. 
  8. Wearing uncomfortable clothing like skirts. Skirts allow our body parts to rub against each other because of which rashes occur.
  9. I know people say that in summers you should wear loose clothes but do keep in mind that clothes which are extra loose keep on rubbing against your skin and hence Rash.


Following are 10 Trusted Home Remedies for Chafing Rash

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Coconut oil, tea tree oil and olive oil are used to cure chafing rash


Aloe Vera is a natural ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties. It is best known for speeding up the healing of skin wounds, which explains its efficiency in treating chafing. All you have to do is take a fresh aloe Vera leaf and extract a tablespoon of gel from it. Apply the gel on the affected area for 20 to 30 mins and later rinse with water.


Olive oil has a powerful antioxidant property that further helps in healing the affected area. That provides our skin a speedy recovery. Its protective and healing properties smoothly treat our skin.

All you have to do is take some Virgin olive oil in your palms and apply it to the affected area. Leave it for 30 mins and then rinse.


Recently I have been using skincare products that have tea tree oil in them. There is no hidden fact that it is very good for our health. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil are hence termed as very helpful in treating skin issues which also include chafing rashes.

All you have to do is mix 6 drops of tea tree oil in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply it to the affected area and when it’s dry apply it again.


It is said when our skin is not hydrated and moisturized enough then the risk of rashes tends to increase more. Hence it is highly suggested that you keep your skin moisturized. Vaseline helps in keeping the skin moisturized and further prevents infection in the affected area. All you have to do is take some amount of Vaseline and apply it to the affected area.


The wonders of this product are something that I have been hearing from my childhood. Whenever I used to get any skin issue my mother used to tell me to apply coconut oil and everything will be fine. Even my dermatologist suggested that instead of going for anybody moisturizer go for coconut oil. It keeps your body hydrated for a long time. It even gives us relief from inflammation and swelling. All you have to do is apply coconut oil on washed and dried skin.


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Oats work great for rashes

Oatmeal is very well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-itch action. The healing properties of this substance are also amazing. An oatmeal bath is also suggested when you are suffering from sunburns. All you have to do is put two cups of oatmeal in a tub full of water and soak yourself in it for around 20- 30 minutes. Repeat the same process twice or thrice and voila it’s done.


This list of home remedies includes products that have qualities like anti-inflammation, keeps your skin moisturized, very well known for speedy healing, and so on. Even these two products are the ones with all these qualities. My grandmother used to suggest me neem method when I used to suffer from chafing and guys trust me it worked. As for turmeric, it is a product that speaks for itself.

For Turmeric – All you have to do is make a turmeric paste by mixing turmeric with water and then apply it to the affected area. Keep it for 20- 30 mins and then rinse it off. Do it twice or thrice a day.

For Neem – Take some neem leaves and wash them thoroughly. Now grind them with water and make a paste. Apply on the affected area and leave for 20- 30 mins and rinse.


The basic symptoms of chafing rashes are itching, burning sensation, redness, and so on. The anti-inflammatory action of ice offers relief from all the above-mentioned and hence procured a place in this list today.

All you need is a cold compress or ice wrapped in a clean cloth. Apply it on the affected area for 2-3 minutes and repeat this process thrice.


Baking soda is a product that helps in many ways. Like the alkaline nature of baking soda restores the pH of your skin and accelerates healing. Moreover, it also works as an antiseptic which further stops the infection from spreading.

All you have to do is mix baking soda with water to make a thick paste and apply it to the affected area. Leave it there for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off.


It is suggested that people suffering from chafing Rash should take a balanced diet and it should be rich in vitamins like A and C. I mentioned these vitamins in specific because they are anti-oxidant and are very beneficial for overall health. Your diet should include food like spinach, kale, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, and guava. Know about some Foods for Healthy Skin.

Concluding it, I would like to say that a chafing rash is a common issue but not an issue that can be ignored. You can opt for multiple measures to avoid it. Follow some Home  Remedies for Chafing Rash. Measures like, keep your skin moisturized, wear clothes that let your skin breathe, don’t stay in wet clothes for long, follow a good diet. Moreover, your reviews and suggestions are always welcomed.

Stay safe, stay healthy


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