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Help in Hanoi!

  • Bradders

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    6th January, 2013
    Posts: 11

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi all,

    have been here in hanoi for a few days and having a great time but with all the sweating etc, i've started to get some chafing\rubbing going on, can anyone reccomend a barrier cream or something of the like that I could pick up here???

    Any help would be muchly appreciated!!!

    #1 Posted: 3/7/2013 - 06:25

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  • antoniamitc-

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    Hi Bradders,

    I'm afraid I don't know what barrier creams might be available in Hanoi, but as someone with really sensitive skin that is prone to all kinds of problems, I know a few things that might help:
    - A little vasoline, regularly applied to the sore area, can help a lot.
    - A good dusting of talcum powder (to absorb sweat) can help prevent future problems.
    - Also check your clothes - labels and rough seams can make skin irritations a lot worse. I find sometimes I need to stop wearing certain items of clothing until my skin recovers (or wear a thin and smooth cotton garment underneath).

    Good luck, and hope you feel better soon.

    #2 Posted: 3/7/2013 - 13:44

  • Bradders

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 11

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    much appreciated antonia, found some PawPaw ointment in my wifes toiletries that seems to be doing the trick!

    #3 Posted: 4/7/2013 - 19:55

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