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A+D Ointment cures my runner's inner thigh chafing overnight

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Tub of A+D Original Diaper Rash Ointment And Skin Protectant 1lb 454gI am built like a Tyrannosaurus rex. Huge thighs and skinny arms.

I am built like a Tyrannosaurus rex. Huge thighs and skinny arms. When I am fit, it's muscle; when I am fat, it's flab. No matter what, my inner thighs rub, especially when it's hot and humid outside and I am sweating like I champ. They call it chub rub.

Most of the time, I can combat thigh rub with Lycra Spandex bike shorts like my JL Racing rowing trou or a dollop of Vaseline petroleum jelly or BodyGlide.

If I forget to apply or the rub happens in civvies, I can walk funny for days or even weeks. Whenever this happens, I always go back to the same solution that has saved my ass for almost fifty-years and that's the anointing salve brought to the world by Germany's Bayer: A+D Original Diaper Rash Ointment And Skin Protectant. It always fixes everything.

Truth be told, I've always had diaper rash since I was in diapers and I still do today.

 Application Hints: Because the stuff is stick and stinky, I always apply the A+D ointment to a thick layered wad of toilet paper and then use the TP to apply the ointment liberally to the chafing. I do apply liberally until it's gluey and tacky and probably way too thick. But that's how I do it. But if I do it right, I can keep every little bit of that gluey, viscid, and sticky nasty-smelling stuff off of my fingers.  Either way, I do wash my hands thoroughly in hot soap and water. 

What's In It: it's very simple: the active ingredients are 15.5% lanolin (the actual diaper rash ointment), it's 53.4% petrolatum (the skin protectant). Petrolatum is the technical term for petroleum jelly (or Vaseline). And finally, there are the inactive ingredients: cod liver oil (contains vitamin A & vitamin D), fragrance, light mineral oil, microcrystalline wax, parafin. It's perfectly natural but only as natural as you think petroleum byproducts are. Even the Canadians consider petroleum jelly to be non toxic.

Where To Get Some: They offer it on Amazon as well as in all pharmacies or wherever moms buy diaper rash ointment for their little babies. They have a 1lb tub, a 4oz tube, and a 1.5oz tube, so there are a lot of options.  I keep the 1lb tub at home in the bathroom, I keep the 4oz in the travel dopp kit/toiletry bag, and I keep the 1.5oz tube in my pack. So, it's convenient -- there are a lot of options.

Too Much Information (TMI): If I don't run for a long time my hairiness works against me.  When I run regularly, any hair that grows in the Chafing Region is rubbed smooth. If I haven't run for a while, all that hair grows back and needs to be depilated by rubbing again, which results in some serious inner-thigh chafing and rash. Hair-removal can cause a stinging rash.  So, the worst chafing I get is when my body hair, gets tangled and then pulls out by the roots and creates a very painful rash that I treat with A+D Ointment (but you can use Vaseline, too, according to Livestrong). Once the rash goes away and I continue running, the number of issues with inner thigh chafing and diaper rash really reduce. It doesn't go on forever so please work through it -- it's just part of the starting up discomfort.

Good luck!

A+D Original Diaper Rash Ointment And Skin Protectant 1lb 454g

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: What is the main use of A+D Ointment according to Chris Abraham's experience?
A1: A+D Ointment is primarily used by Chris Abraham to cure runner's inner thigh chafing overnight, which he refers to as "chub rub."

Q2: How does Chris Abraham recommend applying A+D Ointment?
A2: He suggests applying the ointment liberally with a thick layer of toilet paper to avoid getting the sticky substance on the fingers, ensuring a generous application on the affected area.

Q3: What are the active ingredients in A+D Ointment?
A3: The active ingredients are 15.5% lanolin, which acts as the diaper rash ointment, and 53.4% petrolatum, serving as the skin protectant.

Q4: Can A+D Ointment be used for conditions other than thigh chafing?
A4: Yes, Chris also uses it for diaper rash and suggests it can be applied for any similar skin irritations or chafing.

Q5: Where can I purchase A+D Ointment?
A5: A+D Ointment is available on Amazon, pharmacies, and stores where diaper rash ointments are sold, in various sizes for convenience.

Q6: How does Chris manage the hair in the chafing region?
A6: Regular running naturally reduces hair in the chafing region by rubbing it smooth. If not running, the hair grows back and can exacerbate chafing, which he treats with A+D Ointment.

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  1. A+D Ointment: A skin protectant and diaper rash ointment with active ingredients like lanolin and petrolatum.
  2. Chub Rub: Slang for the chafing that occurs between the thighs due to rubbing.
  3. Lanolin: A natural oil derived from sheep's wool, used in skin care products for its moisturizing properties.
  4. Petrolatum: A semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons, serving as a barrier to help skin retain moisture.
  5. Cod Liver Oil: Oil derived from the liver of codfish, rich in vitamins A and D, used in A+D Ointment.
  6. Microcrystalline Wax: A refined petroleum product used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals as a thickener or solidifier.
  7. Paraffin: A white or colorless soft solid derived from petroleum, coal, or oil shale, used for skin softening.
  8. Vaseline: A brand of petrolatum, used as a moisturizer and skin protectant.
  9. BodyGlide: A brand of anti-chafing product designed to prevent skin irritation from friction.
  10. Diaper Rash: Skin irritation in the diaper area, often treated with protective ointments like A+D.
  11. SEO (Search Engine Optimization): The practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.
  12. CV (Curriculum Vitae): A detailed document highlighting one’s academic and professional history.
  13. Blog: A regular feature or section on a website where the writer or group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
  14. Dopp Kit: A small toiletry bag used for storing grooming tools and hygiene products while traveling.
  15. Depilation: The removal of hair from the surface of the skin.
  16. Petroleum Jelly: A blend of mineral oils and waxes, which lock moisture in skin, making it a component of many skin care products.
  17. Fragrance: Chemical compounds used to add scent to products, can be synthetic or derived from natural sources.
  18. Mineral Oil: A lightweight, non-comedogenic oil used in skincare products to moisturize the skin.
  19. Lycra Spandex: A synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity, used in clothing that requires movement flexibility.
  20. JL Racing: A brand known for its athletic wear, particularly rowing apparel.
  21. Toilet Paper (TP): Soft paper product used for personal hygiene and application of topical ointments in some contexts.
  22. Liberally: Applied generously or in large amounts.
  23. Viscid: Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid.
  24. Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex): Used metaphorically by Chris to describe his physique, indicating a larger lower body and smaller upper body.
  25. Chafing Region: The area of skin that is susceptible to irritation due to friction, particularly during physical activities.
  26. Amazon: An online marketplace where A+D Ointment and many other products can be purchased.
  27. Diaper Rash Ointment: A topical preparation used to treat or prevent diaper rash.