Rash from foam on goggles

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by pamela.grec » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I have been experiencing a rash from my goggles.  Use the Speedo goggles
that are like the old Hinds Compi goggles, and have used them for years.
Have slowly developed a scaley rash where the foam comes into contact with
my skin.  Have been out of the water since I fractured the neck of my femur
on 12/20/98.  Rash cleared up - got back into the water yesterday, 1/26/99 -
became red around my eyes again, so I know it is definitely the goggles.
Any suggestions?  These goggles are the only ones that I've used for years
because I'm kind of hard to fit.  Really important to be swimming again for
physiotherapy, not to mention only cardiovascular excercise.

Help!!!

Pam

 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Glesh » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>know it is definitely the goggles.
>Any suggestions?  

If this has happened after a rather long period without using the goggles, then
maybe there surface has changed in some way.  Possibly, a new pair would be the
solution.

Bob

 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Bryan Karla » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Try to switch to swedish style goiggles. you may not like them at first, but
you will love them when you get use to them. You will never want to go back.

 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Kerr » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00

i once had the same problem and switched to swedish goggles.  I like them
better now.  Never did figure out about the foam but I put vaseline creamy
on and that helped.  I knew several people with the same problem.  Good
luck!  - Kerry
 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Bryan Karla » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Swedish goggles are so much better, give them a try...
Quote:

>i once had the same problem and switched to swedish goggles.  I like them
>better now.  Never did figure out about the foam but I put vaseline creamy
>on and that helped.  I knew several people with the same problem.  Good
>luck!  - Kerry

 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Stef Wol » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Pamela:

There has been several threads concerning this topic, and I've noticed
several standard replies:

1.  Switch to a "foam-less" goggle.  Swedish "Elites" (6.95$ Cdn), TYR
"Socket Rockets" (19.95$ Cdn.) or Nike "H2000" (15.50$ Cdn.) do not have
"gaskets" and will probably solve your problem.  (I like the swedish
ones - you even get to put them together!! *grin*)

2.  You should always let your goggles dry out completely after every
swim.  (Little "***-mc-nasties" grow in damp warm places and you
don't give bacteria a chance if you dry them out)

Hope this helps!!

Stef.

Quote:

> I have been experiencing a rash from my goggles.  Use the Speedo goggles
> that are like the old Hinds Compi goggles, and have used them for years.
> Have slowly developed a scaley rash where the foam comes into contact with
> my skin.  Have been out of the water since I fractured the neck of my femur
> on 12/20/98.  Rash cleared up - got back into the water yesterday, 1/26/99 -
> became red around my eyes again, so I know it is definitely the goggles.
> Any suggestions?  These goggles are the only ones that I've used for years
> because I'm kind of hard to fit.  Really important to be swimming again for
> physiotherapy, not to mention only cardiovascular excercise.

> Help!!!

> Pam

 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Colin Morga » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Regarding the moron who wears the same goggles for years, can I get a
confirmation that she might need new ones?  Is this really a ***e to
figure out?  She can't spend 5 bucks on new goggles?  Give me a ***ing
break.  Don't you ever advertise your dumbness ever again.  Thank you.

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Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Seen » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Calm down buddy.  It could be because of good luck or other mental
sentiments like that.
Quote:

>Regarding the moron who wears the same goggles for years, can I get a
>confirmation that she might need new ones?  Is this really a ***e to
>figure out?  She can't spend 5 bucks on new goggles?  Give me a ***ing
>break.  Don't you ever advertise your dumbness ever again.  Thank you.

>--

 
 
 

Rash from foam on goggles

Post by Colin Morga » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Whoa Boy, Don't want to offend you.  Geeze.  Why don't you just hang me up
and beat me with a stick.  Sorry for expressing my feelings you***guzzling
***.

Quote:

> Calm down buddy.  It could be because of good luck or other mental
> sentiments like that.

> >Regarding the moron who wears the same goggles for years, can I get a
> >confirmation that she might need new ones?  Is this really a ***e to
> >figure out?  She can't spend 5 bucks on new goggles?  Give me a ***ing
> >break.  Don't you ever advertise your dumbness ever again.  Thank you.

> >--

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Rash from foam on goggles

Post by The Cen » Sun, 31 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I had the same problem.  I got some new goggles, and the problem cleared up.
-Frank