Wow, the replies came fast and furious! Thanks all for the tips. My wife loves trying all natural remedies first and is a firm believer in coconut oil
(I've read the recent thread started on that) so will try boatman61's advice on that. Plus we have a bottle of betadiene here so will try that also.
Full disclosure: I was swimming in Oyster
Pond AND the Simpson Bay Lagoon
in St. Maarten (both known to be rather green and nasty). My wife was too but that was back in July and since then we've been in pristine waters off Anguilla
, Virgin Gorda. So who knows, maybe it's cumulative or as SV DestinyAscen says it might be soaked into my shorts by now. The problem is that we've changed location and care products recently so difficult to isolate.
Zee, I'll try benadryl if it gets any worse. So far it's not stopping me from sleeping. I had a good 10 minute scrub session this morning with a brush and I'm OK now.
Kinda hard to stay out of the water
but that is also a good suggestion.
I sweat like a mo' fo' as soon as I exert myself and airflow is restricted. Anything in aft cabin
is a killer for me. And areas with lots of sweat tend to open up pores and get dirty and infected as one poster mentioned. So along hairline and shoulders and back, for instance, I get pimples too. I think I'll not spare the fresh water
and rinse more and more frequently. I'll report back on results. Also, I'll be more conscious of getting out of the wet shorts quicker.
When I was cleaning
the bottom in Oyster
Pond I would get rained on by these viscious micro-shrimpies that would bite and sting so I learned after that to wear a hood
and long sleeves shirt. But that was a while ago so this isn't related to that.
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