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skin rash after swimming in ocean

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Thighs: may be rubbing together and are more vulnerable with salt water and prolonged emersion.

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A male asked:
Dr. Sarah Walton
6 years experience Pharmacology
Rinse off..: Showering with fresh water immediately after getting out of the salted water is the only prevention. Many beaches offer outdoor showers or locker roo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sea creatures.: You were likely bitten by some tiny sea creatures while in the water. I can't recall the exact name at this time. Try some topical cortisone cream. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Water on rash: The salt-water might irritate the area. Try using an aloe-based cream or ointment to relieve discomfort.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
18 years experience Dermatology
Pool treatment: Some people are allergic to the shocking agent used for pools and hot tubs. Potassium peroxymonosulfate or ppms is an oxidizing agent used to keep poo ... Read More
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can't evaluate: This public HT site uses a question /answer format.We cannot see anything you upload whether it be pictures,video,lab, x-rays, etc.Only the descriptio ... Read More
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Eczema: You need to use a moisturizer on her skin twice to three times a day. Moisturizer means either lotion, cream or ointment. Choose one without fragra ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Swimmer's itch: Ducks carry a tiny worm that penetrates human skin but does us no harm. Each produces a little red bump. Leave it alone or put a topical anti-itch pre ... Read More

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