Every summer I spend two weeks in Minnesota with my wife's family. It is an ideal training setting. The lakes are cold, clear and beautiful. However, I get "swimmer's itch." Small red bumps (like chicken pox) that itch like crazy. I spend a LOT of time in the water, so after two weeks, you could run out of ink playing connect the dots on my body. They get everywhere: in nose/mouth, eyelids, other nook & crannies. Its not quite bad enough to discourage me from swimming, but it does itch like hell and I look terrible for a couple of weeks. I've tried "Swimmer's Itch Guard" (seems to be a mixture of Noxzema and zinc oxide) and Vaseline, but neither seem to stop the problem. Any ideas???
"Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought be down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."