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Avoid sweating? But I'm a Florida sailor.

Bad very itchy rash feels a lot like poison ivy all over my upper chest.
First diagnosis was Shingles, then "No, not shingles, you're allergic to something", now its "Grover"s disease"......"huh. is it s'posed to make me act like I'm on Sesame Street"? "No, she says but avoid sweating"
WHAT, how is that possible? I'm a 5th gen Fl native. I spend my spare time cruising the Bahamas where I sweat like crazy.
Dang, I sweat even in February here in Tallahassee. Bahamas are just WARM so cannot avoid it there. MY BOAT IS REGISTERED THERE fer Gods sake.
When my wife hears this she's gonna insist we move to Wyoming.
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Shingles usually presents around waist level. I assume "she" is a physician. If so, is she a dermatologist? There are medications for treating Grover's Disease. Good luck with your therapy.
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Shingles are also only on one side or the other.

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Re: Avoid sweating? But I'm a Florida sailor.

come on up here, we have temps in the 30's and snowing every freaking day it seems. maybe it just seems bad because I moved back here from FL last fall and I just bought a boat and can't wait for ice out.

SO come on up and we'll roll you around on the "hard water" for a bit. Guaranteed you won't sweat. LOL
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Bad very itchy rash feels a lot like poison ivy all over my upper chest.
First diagnosis was Shingles, then "No, not shingles, you're allergic to something", now its "Grover"s disease"......"huh.
Dude, it could be fungus. Try washing yourself with an anti-dandruff shampoo containing selenium (like Selsun) for a few days to see if it makes a difference.
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Re: Avoid sweating? But I'm a Florida sailor.

I wouldn't want to move north at all. Besides, you'll sweat up there in the summer too.

What about wearing moisture wicking shirts to help reduce the moisture on your chest?

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Got the diagnosis from the biopsy. Gotta take lots of steroids and she (dermatologist) still says, "Sweating aggravates it". Might go away and might be chronic. A possible reaction to taking meds for Malaria years ago? What?
In my old age (56) I sweat so much that my crew always has orders to hassle me to drink water to avoid dehydration (has happened twice).
We have property in WY from living there in the early 80s. If I even suggested we go back there my wife would have her stuff packed before I finished the sentence.
In spite of being the windiest place I have ever seen, ther isn't much water for sailing.
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What about wearing moisture wicking shirts to help reduce the moisture on your chest?
Moisture wicking shirts make all the difference! Cotton just holds moisture against your skin. I wouldn't go backpacking in a cotton T and I only sail in a cotton shirt when it's not hot and humid out.

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Good luck, hope it gets better. I can understand how you feel we are down in Crawfordville
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John and Terri:

Y'all sail outta Shell Point? You ABYC members?
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