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Dr. John Chiu
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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


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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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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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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

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What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

Can be infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of folliculitis, which might be what you are having. It is commonly called "hot tub folliculitis" but can be spread in swimming pools, or even sometimes by shared diving suits. It is very important to keep tubs, pools, and shared water equipment clean on a regular basis.
*sometimes is eczema, which is dry, sensitive skin, depends on type of rash. ...Read more

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My son have skin rashes on his neck and head, it have been a few days now since he is in a swimming camp. Here are photos and videos?

My son have skin rashes on his neck and head, it have been a few days now since he is in a swimming camp. Here are photos and videos?

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 description you provide by written word is available for review. HT Prime is a separate service with some of those features. At this point your we cannot comment on what you have posted. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

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 fragrance or added color. Itching will respond to Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on those itchy areas. Too frequent bathing or swimming will make the dry skin worse. ...Read more

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I got a rash after swimming in reservoir. What should I do?

I got a rash after swimming in reservoir. What should I do?

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 preparation on it. ...Read more

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Armpit rash after swimming?

Armpit rash after swimming?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Chemical sensitivity: You could limit severity by applying barrier cream to sensitive areas first. ...Read more

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After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours I notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?

After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours I notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?

Jellyfish likely: Your description sounds like a jellyfish sting. If so, first, take sticky tape to the red area - there may be cysts left that can still fire venom. Then hot water to area (sit in a hot tub for labia injury). Then take pain meds (like Advil). Also, call local public health department to ask about other reported stings and their recommendations ...Read more

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Lips swollen and rash on face after swimming in a pool. What could it be?

Lips swollen and rash on face after swimming in a pool. What could it be?

Probably an allergic: Probably you have been bitten by an insect or you are allergic to some chemical in the pool. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you penis head hurts after going swimming in the ocean?

What does it mean when you penis head hurts after going swimming in the ocean?

Don't have: Any idea. Hopefully you weren't stung by a jellyfish. Does this happen every time you're in the ocean? Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Popped ganglion cyst swimming in ocean w/fins (rubbed cyst). Treating with antibiotic&bandaid; looks ok. How long should I wait to go in ocean again?

Popped ganglion cyst swimming in ocean w/fins (rubbed cyst). Treating with antibiotic&bandaid; looks ok. How long should I wait to go in ocean again?

Seek evaluation: Ocean water carries many harmful organisms. An open wound sustained in ocean water should be evaluated by a healthcare professional to ensure appropriate wound care and antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more

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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the head of my penis because of rubbing myself next to my partner inside of a swimming pool there was no intercourse, serious?

I have a red rash on the head of my penis because of rubbing myself next to my partner inside of a swimming pool there was no intercourse, serious?

No: This sounds like an abrasion injury/rash caused by your pool games. This should resolve in time. You may try using topical antibiotic creams to prevent infection. Keep, it clean, rest it, and let it heal in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been swimming in a ocean for the past 3 days and when ever I go into the salt water my scrotum starts to burn I've also been getting small little red bumps all over my body that itch accept for where I had my swimsuit on?

I've been swimming in a ocean for the past 3 days and when ever I go into the salt water my scrotum starts to burn I've also been getting small little red bumps all over my body that itch accept for where I had my swimsuit on?

Swimmers itch: You may have swimmers itch, an irritation caused by schistosomes in the water. Alternatively this could just be irritation or sensitivity to something else you have come in contact with. Treatment is usually avoidance, low to medium potency steroids topically. Usually last about a week. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Ocean (Definition)

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