Anyone have an explanation for river water that burned my skin?
So I was at a boat landing on the Mississippi River 2 years ago and something I cant explain happened. The landing was a bit muddy and I wasn't wearing shoes with a lot of grip and began sliding into the water. One foot got wet before ibwas able to get a grip on the side of the ramp and pull myself back up.
Here's the part that was strange. Water ftom the river soaked up into my sock and began to burn. And I mean really burn. I had to pull my sock off and blow on it until a guy saw me and brought some bottled water to me to rinse my foot and ankle with. He was as dumbfounded as I was over it all. My skin was bright red and itchy for a couple of days afterward.
Ive tried to research what it could have been and even called the Mississippi watershed authority but no one seems to know what this might have been. I thought it could possibly have been flesh eating bacteria but from what I read the bacteria doesn't affect a person in this way.
Have you ever heard of anything like this or have a theory of what could have been in the water to make my skin burn like this?