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#406113 - 04/25/11 05:37 PM Pica Pica and sensitive skin
SheShe333 Offline
I'm deep in trip planning mode. We are planning on going to AC the end of March 2012. Both my daughter and I have very sensitive skin. She once came back from camp with sooo many bites that she ended up with a staph infection. Bugs and Sun = no fun. I can handle the sun with crazy applications of sunscreen and hats. Bugs, got it: spray...but what about the pica pica?

How bad is the pica pica? Is it everywhere in spring? We love to snorkel - will this be a problem?

Thanks smile

#406120 - 04/25/11 06:10 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
Judyann H. Offline
Good Morning SheShe333, Elbert might have other experiences however in 7 years I have only been hit by Pica Pica once. We were about 85' down in a dive....Once I surfaced we sprayed a little Windex on the area and all was good. Hope that helps...We have about 250 Belize dives alone......No problem since that one in 2005.
My friends call me Judyann


#406125 - 04/25/11 06:22 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
JZB Offline
March is normally a Pica Pica, mosquito and sand fly free month! C'mon down and enjoy! Pica pica usually shows up just before the 'rainy season' starts in June when the seas are calmer. I don't think they have been too bad the past couple years and no sign of pica pica yet this year.

#406128 - 04/25/11 06:29 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
SheShe333 Offline
Thanks - we are so excited.

#406144 - 04/25/11 08:50 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
Tie One On Offline
what is pica pica ?

#406146 - 04/25/11 09:03 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
champion Offline
Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol

#406147 - 04/25/11 09:05 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: Tie One On]
papashine Offline
The end of a really good time...I believe that they are jelly fish larvae, they get between you and your swimming gear and can produce a formidable itchy, burning sting.
Reality..What a concept!

#406154 - 04/25/11 10:39 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
Dane Offline
The windsurfers use what we call Pica Pica Armor when the problem is dire. We can't control where we fall esp.in the big waves. The rash is almost entirely in areas that trap the critter and smash it on your skin-neckline,waistband etc.and in warm water.
We sport a nearly naked attire to lessen the smashing effect.Baggy shorts with loose waistband.

#406174 - 04/26/11 03:32 AM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
catdance62 Offline
pica pica is like fire ants of the sea. THat's what it felt like to me anyway

#406196 - 04/26/11 02:16 PM Re: Pica Pica and sensitive skin [Re: SheShe333]
Katie Valk Offline
If you get it, use Eurax cream and if its bad, also take atarax. I know there was some pica pica around this weekend in different areas.
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