GUYS - What underwear do you wear/recommend in India?

#1 Dec 29th, 2013, 23:31
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Hi all

Just a question to put out there for us guys. I struggle in hot countries with rashes on my thighs and just generally being hot and uncomfortable . I wear normal boxers at home and am 100% comfortable, but when Im away I struggle. I don't fancy commando to be honest.

So, what underwear do you wear or would you recommend?
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Boxers. Without question. No time to go commando, just find something light. When are you going? To be honest, when I spent a monsoon season in Varanasi, my underwear were the least of my worries. Was wearing a thin (to thick) layer of sweat All. The. Time.
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I thought it was a really weird question! But, reading on, I see your point ...and sympathise!

I wear boxers too. Have done for a long time (they get washed occasionally) and didn't see any reason why a change of country should mean a change of underwear.

As to rashes... walking, on a sweaty day I get that on the thighs, but I think it is skin against skin, so y-fronts or whatever would probably not make a difference.

It just so happens, though, that I can tell you how to prevent it ...

Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel

You just need a tiny amount on the rubbing skin surfaces. It really works. A little goes a long way ...but it runs out eventually. I think I got my tube from Boots, but I don't get back to UK these days. Get me one too!
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Well it depends on person to person. But as i have been born and brought up in India , i prefer to wear v - shape underwears usually of Naked. I never had rashes in it . But most of Indians wear Boxers only though .
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I'm forever getting that red painful rash on my inner thighs when in tropical countries and I wear b/s's too. I find that the usual mosquito bite creams we can buy in Norway and England "Anthisan" etc. stop the pain/itch and it clears up pretty quickly. Some people suggest talcum powder? I've never tried it. I've don't want to be carrying that around and I've never seen anyone young use it :-/
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It happens to everyone

I get the same problem too in hot countries. I think cotton undies are best as they breathe more. An alternative to Lanacane is a topical cream like the ones you use for mosquito bites like Anthisan or Sudacrem. They take away the pain and the itch and aid healing. I wear boxers too but get this problem quite often. I wouldn't like to wear y-fronts as they are too tight fitting and maybe cause a rash in other places

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Y-fronts for me.

Many rashes are fungal in origin - use any mild anti-fungal cream - Canestan or similar.
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There is a traditional Indian undergarment easily improvised with a length of cotton but I don't know how many people use it these days. Not normal conversation topic.
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Originally Posted by mikkey201 View Post I get the same problem too in hot countries. I think cotton undies are best as they breathe more. An alternative to Lanacane is a topical cream like the ones you use for mosquito bites like Anthisan or Sudacrem. They take away the pain and the itch and aid healing. I wear boxers too but get this problem quite often. I wouldn't like to wear y-fronts as they are too tight fitting and maybe cause a rash in other places

Mike
Please note that I'm talking about the Lanacane anti-chafing gel, not the older and better-know cream that kills the pain of insect bites. It is an effective preventative. Better than having to cure it afterwards.

I'm not a doctor --- but I don't see the point of putting antihystamine cream on such friction rashes. Better to use an antiseptic soothing cream. But even better not to get it in the first place, hence the anti-chafe cream.
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You want some room, so wear boxers. Since we are on the topic of undergarmets, bring plenty of socks. They take a beating over there.
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Simple, stuff that is so worn out that it can be left behind rather than sending it to the dhobi for the final abuse (forthcoming Hollywood low budget film)..
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[QUOTE=Nick-H;1688331]Please note that I'm talking about the Lanacane anti-chafing gel, not the older and better-know cream that kills the pain of insect bites. It is an effective preventative. Better than having to cure it afterwards.

Apologies there, what I actually meant to say was Anthisan (I find) and Sudocrem are treatments not preventers. I know the stuff you're talking about but never tried it and I highly doubt you can buy it in Norway

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Originally Posted by adam00121 View Post http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema

No, eczema is a different condition. Mainly, it is a condition, not what you get from rubbing two bits of sweaty skin together.
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Depends on where you are in India. In places like Bombay or Madras, Boxer shorts are the only sure shot way of avoiding fungal infections. Briefs are OK for a lot of other cities which aren't so hot and humid. You can always buy a tube of antifungals at any pharmacy (Zole-F is one - would cost around 50-100 Rs).

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