swimmer's itch


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Synonyms for swimmer's itch

a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes

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Those unlucky enough to contract swimmer's itch will know it when the tingling starts and red spots begin to appear, typically within a few hours.
* Cercarial dermatitis, also known as swimmer's itch, is a maculopapular inflammation characterized by pain, prickling, and pruritus.
Other services include treatment for such skin conditions as minor infections and rashes, head lice, poison ivy or oak, scabies, styes and swimmer's itch.
Lyngbya strains are known to disrupt the healthy growth of coral reefs and are behind the agents responsible for a skin rash known as "swimmer's itch."
This section also includes photographs of physical findings in travelers; the photographs highlight such diseases as African tick-bite fever, chikungunya, dengue, swimmer's itch, African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, measles, tungiasis, and cutaneous larva migrans.
Campers beware: An outbreak of swimmer's itch is plaguing the waters of Cottage Grove Lake along Pine Meadows campground.
Swimmer's itch can be prevented by showering immediately after water sports.