I know this is gross, sorry... But I work in a machine shop and it gets really hot in there. I wear carheart pants because they are durable... I wore regular jeans to work for a while, but they didn't hold up.
Sometimes the insides of my legs get raw from the friction of my pants rubbing up against them. And it gets really bad at times. Today I had to call off from work because of it. I know that makes me sound like a real wimp, but once I put my work pants on this morning, it hurt so bad just to walk that I couldn't stand it. I tried bandaging them, and the bandages came off within a few minutes. The insides of my legs are so raw right now that they are bleeding a little...
I'm pissed... because now I will lose 8 hours of overtime pay. (I work 7 days a week, about 60 hours total.) But that's beside the point.
It also gets really hot inside where I work. The shop I work in does forging and I work right next to the forging area. Yesterday it got up to 115 degrees in my work area. I have a thermometer, I'm not just throwing that number out off the top of my head. I think the heat is just going to make this worse.
I have tried baby powder and it does nothing. I put baby powder on the tender areas and by the time I get back to my work station it hurts again.
I've told my boss about this problem too, and she just thinks I'm being a wimp.
So does anyone have any suggestion. It hurts like hell and it doesn't seem to be healing very fast.