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Help in Hanoi!

Posted by Bradders on 3/7/2013 at 06:25

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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!!!

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Posted by antoniamitchell on 3/7/2013 at 13:44

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.

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Posted by Bradders on 4/7/2013 at 19:55

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

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