Doctor insights on: Skin rash after swimming in ocean
Thighs: May be rubbing together and are more vulnerable with salt water and prolonged emersion. ...Read more
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
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
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
Have a rash on skin for o bout a week going on vacation to ocean will the water make my skin worse. Rash was from allergic reaction to med?
Water on rash: The salt-water might irritate the area. Try using an aloe-based cream or ointment to relieve discomfort. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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'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
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