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Old 09-09-2016, 12:37   #31
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Re: Skin Conditions - Pimples, Rashes and Itches

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I have had good luck using Head and Shoulders shampoo
Head and shoulders has selenium sulfide in it, which is good for fungal infections like pityriasis versicolor and dandruff.
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wiping down with straight bleach.
Please don't wipe your skin with straight bleach, it could really damage your skin. A small cup in a bath is more than enough to combat infections.
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Re: Skin Conditions - Pimples, Rashes and Itches

I would say up front, I don' believe in running to the ER every time there's an itch. But. If you go to Florida or the Keys, you'll hear all sorts of people "in the business" of one kind or another, warning you about "sea lice". Ain't no such thing. But there are many things that can make bumps and itches, and UNLESS you find out exactly what you are dealing with, you are just throwing darts in the dark. So, some local lifeguards, or clinics, or a marine biologist....use your imagination and find someone who makes a point to KNOW and understand what the local critters really are. There are larval jellyfish, often mistakenly called "sea lice", and if the local fish have been eating jellies, there can be free stinging cells in the water that still sting you--even though they're now floating specs. Some people suggest wearing a "rash suit", a lycra one-piece body suit, some say that won't block well enough, you need a 1mm thin wetsuit. But if you can find out what the critters actually are...remedies may include hot water, or vinegar, or cold water, or gobs of fresh water, or calamine lotion, or antihistamine (benadryl) or....Really, what is good for one critter problem is useless for another. SOMEONE local can probably tell you for sure. You might also call DAN, the Diver's Accident Network, at the non-emergency numbers of +1-919-684-2948 or +1-800-446-2671, Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm EST or on the web at Scuba Diving Medical Safety Advice — DAN | Divers Alert Network you don't have to be a member to get professional advice from them. And, they may refer you to someone in your area who has a better grasp on this.
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