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Chafe

 

inflammation of the skin formed in places where there is pressure or friction.

Sores from chafing most often arise on the skin of the feet from improper selection of footwear. Sweating and flatfoot promote the development of such sores. They are manifested by a painful area of redness and edema of the skin, often with formation of blisters filled with transparent fluid. Complications may set in from infection, with the formation of a furuncle, abscess, or lymphadenitis. Treatment consists in the removal of the cause, as well as warm baths with potassium permanganate. The blisters are opened and anointed with brilliant green or methylene blue. If blisters are absent, an aseptic oily dressing is applied. Chafes can be prevented by observing the rules of personal hygiene, selecting proper footwear and clothing, controlling perspiration, and treating for flatfoot.

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Apply petroleum jelly to any areas that have chafed in the past.
The FAA has also adopted a new AD applicable to certain Boeing 747 series aircraft that requires performing a one-time inspection for chafing of certain electrical wire bundles behind the flight engineer's panel in the cockpit; repairing any chafed wire bundles, if necessary; and installing Teflon sleeving over the inspected wire bundles and rerouting them.
It is also an ideal moisturizer for conditioning dry skin and helps prevent and soothe chafed, chapped, cracked or windburned skin and lips.
The cash has helped take to over pounds 42,000 an appeal fund to keep 20-month- old Connor Ankers in a supply of custom-made artificial feet, rather than the NHS ones which chafed him.
Throughout her life, she chafed at paying for the smallest details, even toilet paper, yet when she decamped from the White House, it took nine U.
Several riders were chafed raw and had to take time off to ride in the support van.
They chafed over what they perceived as an excessive regulatory zeal during Donaldson's tenure.
This proposal would require performing a one-time inspection for chafing of certain electrical wire bundles behind the flight engineer's panel in the cockpit; repairing any chafed wire bundles, if necessary; and installing Teflon sleeving over the inspected wire bundles and rerouting them.
Conquest writes with a dry passion,piling fact upon fact, statistic upon statistic, account upon account until whatever resistance the reader may have to an acceptance of the truth is chafed away, leaving only stark belief.
Volvo models do not have chafed ABS wires or loose tone rings because different manufacturing processes and designs are used.
There is something cleansing about getting your hands chafed and dirty in soil.
This AD would add a new requirement for the accomplishment of a detailed visual inspection of the external power feeder cables to detect chafed or damaged wire and repair if necessary.