Re: Swimming in salt water
I regret to say that I just installed a salt water system in my pool this month & had the same reaction 2 days ago. I've never had a problem swimming in the ocean before & I plan to be in the ocean next week... so I'm hoping for the best.
I'm 49 years old & had been taking "COLD FX" for the last month to battle cold symptoms. I installed new filter 'sand' called ZEOBRITE on the same day as the reaction. The water was 72 degrees, & I had just been bitten by 7 or 8 mosquitos before wading into the pool up to my waist. This is what I often do to relieve the mosquito bites.
Exactly like your son, after 5-10 minutes, I felt stinging over my legs & rump. I felt someting was wrong, & sure enough my body was red were the water had touched me, & I sprouted bumps all over the exposed area. The bumps receded within 15 minutes and a fresh water shower eliminated them within 30 minutes.
My wife administered benedryl as soon as the lumps / hives appeared.
Have you any more information for me, such as a recurrance or recent medication your son had been taking?
Last edited by taylods; 06-26-2008 at 12:54 PM.