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Skin-on-skin chafing

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The effects of chafing

noun - Skin-on-skin chafing is friction, irritation or lacerations in the skin due to repeated rubbing of skin against skin and body parts.

Types of Chafing

There are fundamentally 5 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 (e.g., stinger suit, or wetsuit can cause some mean chafing.
3. Hair-on-skin chafing: body hair can cause chafing.
4. Beard-on-skin chafing: facial hair can cause chafing.
5. Transponder-on-skin chafing: Velcro or band of transponder can cause chafing around ankle or wrist


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


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

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