Swimmer’s Itch

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A transient—lasting up to a week—hypersensitivity reaction consisting of papular erythematous rash with oedema and intense pruritus caused by exposure to nonhuman schistosomes in the sediment of fresh water lakes frequented by waterfowl
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Schistosome cercarial dermatitis is another disease manifestation caused by species of Schistosoma.
The syndrome caused by cercarial penetration of skin is called schistosome cercarial dermatitis (also called swimmer's itch or paddy field dermatitis).
Schistosome cercarial dermatitis can be treated symptomatically with corticosteroid cream or calamine lotion, applying cool compresses to the affected areas, and bathing in epson salts, baking soda, or oatmeal.