I have been debating on going to the beach (Gulf) today. This morning they had on the news we have 7 beaches near me that have higher than normal bad form of bacteria (that causes a bad infection starting at the skin that can spread to other important organs).
And that the doctors say to stay out of the water if you have a cut. And to "plug" your nose if you get in the water. Doesn't sound good and I usually am pretty brave.
I live near the Gulf. This is not good and I can't take the risk of any infection anywhere. I'm not happy about it, but I just can't go. And it's 95 here!
I'm a nurse. I wouldn't take a chance with this itching and rash as you've described it. It doesn't sound like your H is exaggerating. Daughter and H need to be seen by doc. soon.
Sorry. Don't mean to scare you, but the way they put it this AM. I'd be careful.
Google SWF beach infections and you'll see.