Chafing during pregnancy

As you put on weight, chafing can take place between your thighs or under your breasts, resulting in red, moist skin. Your skin may then become inflamed and blistered and you may notice an odour. This is a condition known as intertrigo.

Keep the affected area as dry as possible and use a talc powder like JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder to help absorb any moisture. Keep your skin cool by wearing cotton clothes and avoid wearing tights. See your doctor about this chafing, especially if you are sweating a lot, as it may cause a fungal infection called thrush to develop. It is important to clear this up before your baby is born or it can be passed on to your baby.