It is equally common in men and women, and any activity that results in prolonged friction between skin surfaces, especially on the inner thighs results in chafed skin.To make sore by rubbing: Her collar chafed her neck.

Excessive irritation, itching, the affected area also becomes sore and extremely tender.3) noun a soreness or irritation caused by friction Word Origin for chafe C14: from Old French chaufer to warm, ultimately from Latin calefacere, from calre to be warm facere to make Collins English Dictionary - Complete Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition William Collins Sons.

If your skin chafing does not improve after trying these self-care measures, make an appointment to see your doctor.The most common places for chafing include the inner thighs, underarms, etc.Certain exercises and activities that require you to move into a position wherein your skin may experience friction against skin or clothing.