Itchy thighs, chaffing or the infamous jock itch; it can happen to women too. In most cases it has been noticed, the itchy inner thigh condition for women is because of a rash, or an after-effect of an allergy that just bid the body adieu. But there are other physical factors such as poor genital hygiene or physical overall cleanliness of the body; that is responsible for rashes on the inner thigh in women.
Now that we know what an itchy inner thigh in females is, and what it feels like- we shall thus take a look at the causes that make the rash happen. Shall we?
The possible causes of inner thigh rash caused in women are-
Bad clothing or clothing made from materials not natural, can be the lending factor towards chaffing and rash on the inner thigh. Synthetic, by nature doesn’t allow the body to breathe. Skinnies and tight pants made from unnatural synthetic materials cause more friction towards the skin and create sweaty patches to make the skin tender, which in turns cause the rash to appear. Opt for cotton instead.
Heat, excessive sweating and tight clothing when coupled together leads to the skin turning tender, thus inducing thigh and groin rash over time. Opt for free flowing clothing that doesn’t allow the accumulation of sweat to happen.
3. Insect Bites
The small rashes and bumps as seen on the skin could be due to mosquito bites, bed bug bites, and even home ant bites. These are rashes that do not last as long as they are mild. However, significant discomfort and itching could be experienced.
4. Fungal Infection To Be Blamed
It could be jock itch, and is caused by a fungus named tinea Curtis. There is severe itching accompanied with the area turning red and inflamed in the inner. Sometimes, the rashes turn into blister like eruptions which have watery secretions too.
5. Heat Rash
A heat rash is a condition which would not allow the sweat glands to function properly. When the skin is not allowed to sweat on time and regularly, there is no excretion that happens. This inturn, turns into eruptions on the surface of the skin and thus heat rash is formed.
Shaving can have an after effect when it is not done gently. In such cases, there will be massive itching without any visible eruptions. When you continue to itch, bumpy formations start to appear. These spots would turn into watery blisters if ignored.
7. Over Working Out
Working out is good for the body; however, over working-out, especially thighs exercises, coupled with tight fitness wear, you could end up chaffing your inner thighs. This can lead to inflammation and swelling of the skin, accompanied with blisters and rashes over time.
8. Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is caused because of products used on your skin, like soaps and lotions, creams also which have harsh ingredients that cause inflammation on the dermal layer of the skin. This can lead to itching and rashes, which in turn becomes contact dermatitis
Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis, which is a rash that creates a lot of hypersensitivity for the skin. This is a condition that worsens when the individual has dry skin.
10. Check For Allergies And STDs
Rashes can happen due to allergies too. In addition to that, STDs such as herpes, syphilis and warts too can be characterized by rashes found around the groin and on the inner thigh region too. This needs medical attention at the earliest.
11. Weight Gain
Women that are overweight too or with weight issues can have chances of chaffing, since the thigh skin rubs against one another, due to friction. The skin perspires and gets tender because of the rubbing. This can lead to chaffing and rashes in the inner thigh of the female too.
Now that we have seen a list of causes as to why we get inner thigh rash, let’s check on the symptoms before proceeding towards home remedies on how to treat the condition too, shall we?
Here are a couple of symptoms to be aware of should you suspect inner thigh rash, check them out!
- The rash would be somewhat circular and bumpy on the surface of the skin; a ring-like formation in most cases with edges that are elevated.
- You would feel sensations such as pains and itchiness all through the day or at regular intervals
- Sometimes you would also feel burning sensations
- Apart from the inner thigh, you would notice the infection spreading towards the groin area and the anal region as well
- Redness and inflammation would be the norm, along with flaky skin in some cases.
- Discoloration of the skin – hyper or hypo pigmentation
When you do not give the inner thigh rash its due attention, complications would be the next thing to happen.
To get rid of the inner thigh rashes, look into your kitchen cupboard for home remedies, if the case is mild to moderate. However, do speak to your doctor before using any of the remedies mentioned below!
Home Remedies For Inner Thigh Rash
We shall begin with a couple of pointers on lifestyle changes that would help do away with the inner thigh rash, and then go into home remedies that can be used.
Medical experts say that the rash which happens on the inner thighs can be avoided if you make minor alterations to your day-to-day lifestyle.
1. Stay Hygienic :
- Never ever sleep on damp and dirty bedsheets.
- Change your sanitary pads at least thrice a day.
- Never wear a damp or wet underwear
Hence, keeping yourself hygienic and clean always is a must, or else one would get chaffed skin or rashes!
2. Wearing Undergarments That Do Not Suit Your Skin:
Rashes can happen because of allergies towards certain fabrics and materials. Wear undergarments mostly made of cotton.
3. Stay Dry:
Stay dry as much as possible and wear plenty of loose cotton clothing, especially the lower half. This allows for more air flow and the sweat would be dried in no time, not allowing chaffing and rashes to happen in the inner thigh.
4. After Bath Care:
Avoid taking bath for long hours and with hot water. Post bath, hydrate your body with a creamy moisturizer when the body is still damp.
Now that we gave you immense pointers on how a lifestyle change can help prevent chaffing of the inner thighs and rashes to occur, let’s take a look at the home remedies that can help with the same. Read on please!
5. Common Salt
Common salt is available in every home, and has very good uses too.
It can be used as an antibacterial agent to defeat inner thigh rashes.
Salt also has the powers to minimize the excess moisture in the skin issue because of the hygroscopic nature it has.
What you need
- Common salt
- Warm water
How to do:
- Place a teaspoon of salt in a bucket of warm water.
- Mix the water and dip into this a clean cotton towel.
- Dab the area where the infection is and allow the salt water to drain the pus from the blisters gently.
- This should be done once or twice a day, everyday.
6. Baking Soda
Baking soda is another home ingredient that can be used to treat inner thigh rashes. This is because of its soothing properties and the drying properties it has.
What you need
- Baking soda
How to do:
- Mix baking soda into a cup of water to form a paste.
- Make a salve potion quite thick with the same and apply it on the areas affected.
- Wait for twenty minutes and then wash off with cold water.
- Pat dry and let the skin breathe.
- Do this once every day.
Garlic for long has been a wonder herb in many kitchens across the world, and thanks to its anti bacterial and anti microbial properties, garlic now can be used to defeat the inner thigh rash too.
What you need
- Garlic pods
How to do
- Crush a few pods of garlic.
- Add a tablespoon of honey and make a paste
- Apply the same on the areas affected and wait for twenty minutes.
- Once it dries up, apply cold water on the area to wash the place clean.
- Do this every day, just once.
If you feel a stinging sensation when applying the paste, there isn’t anything to worry, it is the allicin in garlic which is working its magic. The honey here would help hydrate and soothe the skin and also acts as an antibacterial agent too.
Onion paste can help soothe the rashed up area from swelling and inflammation, and also double up as a gladiator to defeat fungus that provokes more rash to happen.
What you need:
- Onion paste or juice
How to do
- Apply the paste or the juice on the area affected
- Wait for half an hour.
- Wash off and dry the area, and allow the skin to breathe.
- This should be done just once a day.
9. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile can help get rid of the rashes pretty soon, and also help bring down inflammation too. This is best as a remedy to use if you have eczema.