My husband is experiencing the same type of dry, itchy patches on his arms & legs. He went to MD and got some cream prescribed. The Doc said he didn't think it was tub related, but it could be stress related(his job sucks). He stayed out of the tub for a couple weeks and it still didn't go away. I was at my dealers last week picking up chemicals and was asking about bromine vs chlorine (we're using bromine frog w/chlorine) Dealer thinks I should use bromine only-but not because of the rash-he just likes it better. I told him I was adding chlorine after our soak and he suggested using it before. His thinking is that when I use it after, it's gone by the time we get in the next day and maybe bacteria or whatever is already starting to form? So now I'm trying the "before" method. It's only been a few days, and I haven't asked hubby if there's any change.
My thinking is that the frog should keep the sanitizers up between soaks-but what do I know?
(I just went out to check my readings and the test strip shows low bromine- why would that be? I just replaced it last weekend and I have it set to 6 (I think)