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If i come into any form of salt water, be it the ocean or sweat, my skin forms random red rashes on it. Is it possible to treat this?

If i come into any form of salt water, be it the ocean or sweat, my skin forms random red rashes on it. Is it possible to treat this?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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How can I treat a rash that shows up after coming out of the ocean?

How can I treat a rash that shows up after coming out of the ocean?

Antihistamines: After swimming in the ocean, take a shower, rinse off, then take an antihistamine. If there are areas that are still itching, then apply a steroid cream. This needs to be evaluated by a specialist in skin diseases such as a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have painful rash when i go in the ocean. Could this be an allergy?

I have painful rash when i go in the ocean. Could this be an allergy?

Could be: Allergic rashes usually itch but do not hurt. You don't tell me whether the rash develops jwhile on the beach, or while in the water or when you are drying after getting out of the water. There is urticaria (welts) that is caused by exposure to water, cold or the sun. In order to sort things out, see a board certified allergist/immunologist. Lucky for you, there are several in SLC. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my knee that I got over a week ago after clamming in the ocean. It is a little itchy but seems to be drying out.

I have a rash on my knee that I got over a week ago after clamming in the ocean. It is a little itchy but seems to be drying out.

OK...: Some rashes will resolve on their own in time, others may need a little help with a steroid cream like hydrocortisone. If that does not help, then see the Dr. ...Read more

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I get a rash after swimming in the ocean and where the sun is exposed on my body. But not when I go into fresh water. Something that I can do?

I get a rash after swimming in the ocean and where the sun is exposed on my body. But not when I go into fresh water. Something that I can do?

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 rooms for this reason. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water. This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific. Could he be allergic?

My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water.  This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific.  Could he be allergic?

Rash: The rash may be from exposure to sand or something in the ocean waters that causes irritation . Apply sunscreen before exposure . Also apply a soothing body lotion after exposure. ...Read more

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Hi, after swimming in an ocean in indonesia I have had this inner thigh rash which had red bumps. Over the last week I have round elevated bumps. Help?

Hi, 
after swimming in an ocean in indonesia I have had this inner thigh rash which had red bumps. Over the last week I have round elevated bumps.
Help?

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. If this does not help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I get itchy, a rash, blurred vision, and nauseous when I'm in cold weather, in the ocean or a pool. But not in a cold shower.

I get itchy, a rash, blurred vision,  and nauseous when I'm in cold weather, in the ocean or a pool. But not in a cold shower.

Cold urticaria : this could be colder to urticaria. You need to discuss it with your physician but there are certain types of hives people get on exposure to cold. Your physician may refer you to an allergist to help clarify the setting. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Ocean (Definition)

Ocean is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more