Chafing

Alternative Names

Skin irritation from rubbing

Definition of Chafing

Chafing is skin irritation that occurs where skin rubs against skin, clothing, or other material.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/8/2009

Chafing of the skin

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