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Questions about water in the ocean.

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Questions about water in the ocean.

Just returned from Myrtle Beach where we have spent 2 nice weeks. The only problem we had it is the water in the ocean. 2 kids had a rash. I need to run into the shower after 5 minutes in the water, because of terrible itch I couldn’t stay. Has anyone had the same experience this summer and what it could be? I’m not allergic person.

Edited: 16 August 2010, 19:11
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1. Re: Questions about water in the ocean.

Could be sea lice, if the water is warm enough, they can be a nuisance.

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2. Re: Questions about water in the ocean.

In 50 years of going to Myrtle Beach, I've never heard of sea lice being a problem. Has anyone else ever experienced them here?

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3. Re: Questions about water in the ocean.

Have been there multiple times per year for 12 years now and have had no experience like that. Were you near a "swash" or drainage area. Sometimes after heavy rains there can be contaminated runoff, but usually signs are posted to stay out of the water for 200 yards or so of the outlets.

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4. Re: Questions about water in the ocean.

Ive never heard or experienced anything like that in over 30 years.

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