The Doctors: How To Avoid Chafing
The Doctors spoke with Netta on TMI Tuesday, a viewer who shared an embarrassing butt problem. Netta loves running and exercising, but she often experiences uncomfortable chafing around her backside. How can she prevent this body problem from occurring?
To help resolve Netta’s issue, The Doctors enlisted the help of dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban, alongside Dr. Andrew Ordon. Dr. Shamban explained that Netta’s chafing is caused by perspiration, but there are some simple ways to avoid chafing and stay cool and comfortable.
First, Dr. Shamban suggested purchasing underwear and/or running shorts that help wick away moisture. Baby powder also helps, as does a low strength benzoyl peroxide wash in order to kill bacteria. After showering, using a blow dryer – yup, even down there – will also help keep the area comfortable.
The Drs: Tips For Preventing Cellulite
Speaking of backside problems, there’s nothing more annoying for women than cellulite – especially as bathing suit season quickly approaches! Brittany, a Doctors viewer who has unsightly dimples on her butt, was looking for some help.
Dr. Shamban explained that Brittany’s dimples are caused by cellulite. Men have tighter connective tissue than women, which means that only females are affected by this problem. We’ve all seen (or tried) expensive cellulite creams, but these are only a temporary solution.
The best tips for preventing cellulite involve diet, exercise and staying hydrated. Dr. Shamban recommends eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein, paired with exercises that involve stairs, weights and squats. It’s also important to avoid processed foods and refined sugars – so no cupcakes, ladies! By following these tips, those annoying little butt dimples should start to disappear.