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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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Chafing is caused by friction, friction is resistance caused by rubbing, when your skin rubs together like on your thigh or your heel of your foot against your shoe, sooner of later, it will injure your skin.
In addition to hot water/fluid and fire, chafing fuels used especially in picnic stoves may also cause to burns.
Pinxav (pronounced "pink salve") from Emjay Labs treats incontinent rashes, bedsores, heat rashes, minor burns, cuts, scrapes, and chafing. Older skin is harder to moisturize because there are fewer glands to secrete oil.
Heli-Tube Spirally Cut Polyethylene Cable Wrap and abrasion Protector can be easily installed by hand over any section of hose that may be subject to chafing. Suitable for in-plant and outdoor use, it is UV-resistant and comes in ten sizes ranging from 1/8" to 1-1/2" O.D.
In October 2004 the 33d Maintenance Group Quality Assurance Office was tasked with the inspection of a "Utility A hydraulic return line" on an F-15 aircraft which was identified as chafing against the panel 51 stiffener.
The liner also greatly reduces rubbing and chafing during those long days in the field.
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After a bit of banter about passengers standing, as if chafing at the aisle would expedite their exit, she asked the age-old question, more personal and telling than "Where do you live?"
Chafing makes babies cry and can reduce a grown man to groans.
Roundit 2000 NX oversleeve, constructed of a woven blend of Nomex and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), provides outstanding protection of cable assemblies, hoses and wire harnesses from chafing, cutting and abrading in aerospace, maintenance and rail applications.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has adopted a new airworthiness directive (AD) applicable to certain Boeing 747 series aircraft that requires a one-time inspection for chafing between the hose for the passenger oxygen system (the "oxygen hose") and adjacent electrical wire bundles at certain passenger service units, as well as corrective actions, if necessary.
Chafing causes erosion of and eventual failure of surfaces when two objects rub together.