Skin Rash

11:24 Oct 18 2012 San Diego, CA, USA

It did not occur to me at first but I have been dealing with a chronic skin rash since 2009. It developed and spread after I started swimming off Mission Beach.

I went to the doctor and they have prescribed me an ointment specifically for a rash called seborrhea. It is very similar to dandruff and is caused by a fungi.

It is almost, if not impossible, to eradicate it. I will have flare ups every so often now. It's unfortunate and am sad that I have to stay away from San Diego beaches to prevent it from getting worse.
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What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Skin Infection,Rash
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: Seborrhea - Ketoconazole ointment and shampoo
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Within the week
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: One
How long did your illness last?: Currently sick
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: No

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