swimmer's itch

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Related to Cercarial dermatitis: Seabather's eruption, Duck Itch, Swimmers itch

swim·mer's itch

(swĭm′ərz)
n.
An itching inflammation of the skin caused by parasitic larval forms of certain schistosomes that penetrate into the skin, occurring after bathing in infested fresh or salt water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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swimmer's itch

n (fam) dermatitis f por cercarias
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Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch is a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to parasites of birds and animals that are released from infected snails and swim in fresh and saltwater ponds, oceans or lakes, the U.
Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) is a pruritic eruption resulting from cercarial penetration of skin or mucous membranes, common to all infecting schistosomes.