Very nice, calm water. Great for novice snorkelers. We saw fairly limited wildlife but it was still worthwhile.
I had a site to send you but the pc wouldn't allow so study up on the ChechenTree. Just doing a Google search will let you know that yes, this tree is very toxic and will produce quite a sever rash if you come into contact... More
I had a site to send you but the pc wouldn't allow so study up on the ChechenTree. Just doing a Google search will let you know that yes, this tree is very toxic and will produce quite a sever rash if you come into contact with it. You don't mention of you are still in Akumal or in the U.S? Hoping you have already been seen by your physician? Although the articles makes no reference to snorkelling or being in the Water...there is always the infamous "swimmers itch" that can probably occur almost anywhere. I never have had problems at Yal-Ku...however, there are some trees in their parking area and I don't know what they are.? Leaves fly everywhere so if you came into contact with a Chechen leaf or several or you were basking in the sun on the rocks it's possible but not real likely it's from the Chechen tree. I'm not an MD or an authority on the local arbor but remember you are in "The Biosphere" in Akumal and there are many, many opportunities if you hike or go on the Biosphere Tour" which is Fantastic but you must wear long sleeves, long pants in the jungle. The people who run the tour for "The Biosphere" while they are not MDs they are experts on the local jungle canopy and can identify all of the flora and fauna in the area. A phone call to them might prove helpful...they may also know a good MD to consult if you are still there? If you have a rash right now or a lingering rash with unknown epidemiology I would be seeking out the nearest, most reputable MD right away. Most large hotels have MD's on staff or on call. Nearby Playa offers a few larger pharmacies which are sometimes MD owned or have an MD on staff who can write a prescription...this wouldn't be my first choice but Mexican pharmacies Can be helpful for easier things such as "Turista" and more common ailments. When in doubt do seek out a doctor. From reading about this tree, the Chechen I would definitely want to rule it out as it sounds pretty bad and one person mentioned scarring. Hoping you get the proper help, treatment and get well. LBE