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Embarrassing/weird q: itchy butt

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Code Monkey, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bay Area, CA
    After I dive, if I can't change into dry clothes for 20 minutes or so, I get itchy butt. I'm blaming it on those stupid mesh underwear that are sewn into my swim trunks. I'm pretty sure this isn't type I DCS because I dive pretty conservatively, it happens all the time, and it only happens on my butt. Moreover, I have actually had it happen on the way out to a dive site (having not been in the water at all). I'm not sure it matters but I'm 43, 5'7", 160lbs and have about 150 dives.

    Does anybody else get this? How should I combat it? I'm contemplating wearing speedos under my trunks to see if this fixes the problem.
  2. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California Norte
    Nope it don't happen to me, but I like your new nickname... itchy butt :D
  3. xiSkiGuy

    xiSkiGuy Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    You are correct; it is your mesh underwear. In a former life, I was a raft guide and raft guides spend a lot of time in wet swim trunks sitting on a raft. If one used the wrong swim trunks they were asking for a case of "raft @$$". Surf style swim trunks that lack a liner fixed this problem for me and my river hippie compatriots. Try some liner-less trunks and see what happens.
  4. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago

    You're not alone. Speedo will work, but if you are more....modest....you can also pick up a type of swimsuite called a jammer. These, like hte speedo, are made of lycra, but cover from the waist down to the knee, similar to bike pants. These also help if you have discomfort from swim trunks bunching up under a wetsuit because of the loose fitting material.

    I do, however, think part of your itching is partly due to salt water and sensitive skin areas. Not really a lot to be done about that except to take a prompt shower after diving.
  5. teknitroxdiver

    teknitroxdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hudson Valley
    It's the combination of salt and the mesh. Bad deal. Especially if you have to sit for an hour or two in them. Very bad deal.
  6. MSilvia

    MSilvia Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cohasset, Massachusetts USA
    I used to get that on occasion, but more along the seams than on my bum. Since I started cutting the mesh liners out of my swim suits, I haven't had the problem again.
  7. m7scuba

    m7scuba Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Metairie, LA
    I just started using a speedo type suit to combat the uncomfortable post-dive feeling the others gave me. I try to get in my wetsuit quickly when wearing it though. You may also want to look for a suit that has a more solid lining instead of the open mesh lining.
  8. Mrs.Prages

    Mrs.Prages Manta Ray

    I too was a raft guide in a former life. I wore loose fitting shorts, because bathing suit bottoms also cause this condition if worn for too long. Board shorts or the nylon running shorts that don't touch anywhere seemed to fix it for me then.
  9. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Silicon Valley, CA / New Bedford, MA / Kihei, Maui
    You mean that uncomfortable post-dive feeling of "yuck, that guy and speedos don't really belong together"? :wink:
  10. av8er23

    av8er23 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Alabaster, AL
    I also think it is the mesh. I do not wear those bathing suits anymore (swimming or diving). You should try board shorts. I wear boxers under boardshorts and no ichy ***.
    I think speedo's are for gay french men. Hope no one takes offense to my last statement....its a joke lol

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