I know... fun topic, right? I'm expecting lots of comments from the peanut gallery. But chafing is a fact of the running life, and one we become rudely awakened to when we do our first long run. Chafing and I have a history. We've danced together before. And no, chafing is not reserved for those of us with a little extra "fluff"... even the tiniest of runners experience chafing.
Chafing is caused by good ol' fashioned friction - fabric on skin or skin on skin. Moisture makes it even worse. And especially when you sweat so much that you have a layer of salt on your skin... then it feels like sandpaper rubbing.
As for treatment, you can treat it like you would any other cut or scrape. Clean it and apply an antiseptic to keep it from getting infected.
So what's your experience with chafing? Have you ever chafed in a spot that I didn't mention? Do you have any other prevention methods?