Ii have found this new stuff called " Lady Monkey-butt Powder" its a corn starch based powder with calamine lotion infused in it it works great as long as it is applied regularly where needed it is fairly inexpensive if you can find it. I believe walgreens carries it as do some walmarts.
There is a product called "Bag Balm" . It comes in a small square metal can. It is like petroleum jelly but medicated. I have used this for years. When my kids played sports they would get gualded and this usually had it healed up by the next morning after applying it. The corn starch is a good thing too and must be washed off at night and freshly applied throughout the day, If you are diabetic this is a frequent problem on the skin folds. Often yeast infections can cause this, also.I use a solid anti-perspirant on my folds and it helps me stay dry, Best of luck to ya.
In addition to the other suggestions here, you can place a soft cotton cloth between the layers of skin to keep them from rubbing together and it absorbs some of the excess moisture. You can apply a new cloth as needed.
Been there and done that! If you get gaulded between your legs, panty hose will help, but under a skirt or pants, wear the stretchy lycra sports shorts for the best remedy. (I hope you can find them nowadays). And the powder and cornstarch I've tried, but you'll have to carry it with you all the time. Use it under your belly every time you go to the bathroom.
Careful you don't get it on your outer clothes to give you away! In this heat, even people not overweight can have a need for it. Also the tip of antiperspirant is a good one. Use it also on your feet if your feet sweat and smell, as mine used to. That helps a lot. Under your arms? Antiperspirant and powder again. I know what you're going through.
There is a newer product out there that I have tried with great success. It's Lanacane - anti-chafing gel. After I shower I use my hair dryer to dry under the belly first - then I put it on. A little bit goes a long way so you don't use much. Good luck - I found it at my local grocery store but I'm sure Wal-mart would carry it also.
Gaulding is caused by excssive sweating in a closed area where skin hits skin. (I get it too) I have found tht the best thing is to bathe the area with cool baking soda water. Dry by patting, not rubbing. While vasoline helps the friction you still sweat. I just use an anti-persperant stick. Like Degree or Secret. Hold area apart until dry, then use baby powder with cornstarch ( or just plain corn starch.)
I've never heard of this term either. Use Goldbond medicated powder or any generic brand. Walmart makes one for about half the price a Goldbond.
Use regular cornstarch from your kitchen. Since this is caused from sweating and staying moist, the cornstarch will keep it dry and heal it. Just put it on like you would talcum powder as often as needed. Good luck.
I have a problem with this, too (although I did not know the name "gaulding"), and what works best for me is this - wash the area gently with soap and water, and dry thoroughly, then apply a thin layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. You can re-apply throughout the day as needed. This usually clears the problem up within a day or two. Good luck!
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