swimmer's itch


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swimmer's itch

[′swim·ərz ′ich]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Drying off with a towel immediately after leaving the water and, if possible, rinsing off in a shower, is an easy way to help prevent swimmer's itch. This can remove the parasites before they have a chance to penetrate the skin."
Athletes participating in water sports suffer from various dermatoses such as swimmer's xerosis, swimmer's itch, hot tub folliculitis, bikini's bottom, jellyfish sting, and allergic contact dermatitis.
Gone are the days when a bad case of "swimmer's itch" was all you would get from the snails at the local swimming hole back in Nevada!
Swimmer's itch, an allergic reaction to minute parasites in fresh water.