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Bathing suit rash?

my 5 year old son has a rash only where his bathing suit sits. front of thighs and butt have a pimply rash that itches and hurts and a bright red rash on his testicles. though it was the mesh in the shorts so i cut it out.. that didnt work. was thinking chlorine allergy but wouldnt it be everywhere? any ideas? thanks in advance.

 
krazymami028

Asked by krazymami028 at 2:50 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • i work in a pool and i get rashes all the time from chlorine and its always in one spot like that(i get them on my upper arms and thights) the only thing i can find to stop it is taking a really good shower as soon as i get out of the pool. You also try a different swim suit or try putting a little vasoline on him before he swims
    kissmehmwah

    Answer by kissmehmwah at 3:53 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Does it happen in other shorts? Maybe try a new pair (different brand). Could also be something in the water he's swimming in, or the chlorine. I think the Vaseline idea is a good one to try, too. Many open water swimmers use Vaseline to keep the water off and the heat in.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:37 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Could be the material it's made out of. Try letting him swim in an underwear & cotton shorts and see if it still happens.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • thanks ladies will let him swim in a different pair of shorts tomorrow
    krazymami028

    Comment by krazymami028 (original poster) at 5:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • took him to the doc.. its folliculitis. oral and cream antibiotic. thanks ladies
    krazymami028

    Comment by krazymami028 (original poster) at 9:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

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