Chafing

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The effects of chafing
noun - Chafing is irritation or lacerations due to repeated rubbing of skin against skin, hair, body parts, swimsuits or other items due to the swimming technique, waves, and is especially apparent around swim suit straps, armpits, shoulders, upper thighs, neck and chin.
There are fundamentally three types of chafing:

1. Skin-on-skin chafing: improper stroke mechanics can cause chafing as can a cross-over kick or breathing.
2. Fabric-on-skin chafing: a swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, protective suit or wetsuit can cause some mean chafing.
3. Hair-on-skin chafing: facial and body hair can cause chafing.

The swimmer always used Vaseline to prevent chafing under his arms.

Origin

1275–1325; ME chaufen to heat, rub, chafe.

Prevention

Swimmers and triathletes use a wide variety of anti-chafing agents and skin lubricants, such as Vaseline or petroleum jelly, to reduce or eliminate the effects of skin rubbing against skin, hair, body parts, swimsuits or other items.

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