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Wet Suit rash

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by MtnPlayVA, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. MtnPlayVA

    MtnPlayVA Divemaster

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    I received a pretty nasty rash on the back of both knees last time I went diving - 3 dives without taking the wetsuit off in between dives. Is there some lotion, cream, gel, etc. that you can use to help prevent a rash. I occasionally get small rubbed spots where my boots hit the fins but this rash covered the whole back part of my knee. I guess I could have had a crease from not pulling it up all the way but it didn't feel like it was fitting funny. Just started hurting after the 3rd dive. I did 2 more dives the next day so that probably didn't help but it would be nice to be able to put something on in advance if I know this is going to be a sensitive spot for me.
     
  2. BigFame

    BigFame Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Seattle, Wa
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    yes there is my buddy has some and I have seen it in a little brown tube that looks like a sunscreen tube. The stuff looks a little like a wax. I called him and left a message to see what it's called. I know he got it at a Seattle area surf shop but I am sure that the dive shops would have it. I am sure someone will have an answer for you, otherwise when I get the name I'll let you know.
     
  3. rcpilot44

    rcpilot44 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Richmond, Virginia
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    I wear a dive skin (lycra) under my suit. No Rashes.
     
  4. MtnPlayVA

    MtnPlayVA Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Colorado
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    I thought about that but I am trying to lose weight (I need to lose about 25 lbs.) so I am putting off buying anything that won't fit right once I do lose the weight.

    BigFame - if you can find out the name of it I would appreciate it. I didn't see anything at my LDS so I'll probably order it online. It would solve the problem for now and keep me motivated to lose the weight so a wetsuit will be my reward :D
     
  5. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    I too wear a dive skin and it is worth it. They fit tightly so you have some flexibility with weight loss/gain. I have lost some weight over the last year and it still fits. Check out the price and you may consider it a worthwhile answer. I sure did. They really are not that expensive.
     
  6. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Since it's on your knee a pair of pantyhose would be a much less expensive alternative to a skin if you prefer to wait. We have both male and female students who have used them to make donning their wetsuit easier.
    Ber :lilbunny:
     
  7. MtnPlayVA

    MtnPlayVA Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Colorado
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    Wow - never would have thought of that Ber! Thanks for the advice all!
     
  8. Chewie07

    Chewie07 Divemaster Candidate

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    That would be really funny for us men trying to explain THAT at our local department store.

    Just gotta have LEGGS, I suppose :dork2:
     
  9. robint

    robint Orca

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    another thought - are you using a rental suit? Could be pee residue iritating your skin, too. I have seen this happen to other people....... that's why I own my suits.
     
  10. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Grab the Leggs and a small box of tampons then shake your head and smile while saying "Gotta love women" to the cashier :rofl3: Put the tampons in your save-a-dive kit or your glove box for those "save the day" moments ;)
    Ber :lilbunny:
     

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