wetsuit rash

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Condition brought on by a poorly fitting wetsuit rubbing against the skin; usually found on the neck, armpits, and behind the knee; irritating in mild cases, unbearable in its most severe form. Saltwater increases the pain of a wetsuit rash, and on occasion can produce infection. The introduction of urine (no way to avoid it during a long surf session) can further aggravate a wetsuit rash. Common ...

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