swimmer's itch

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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.
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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, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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swimmer's itch

n (fam) dermatitis f por cercarias
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Serious cases of sea lice can show flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, chills and nausea. The condition 6 also known as seabather's eruption 6 is common at the beginning of the summer, according to Florida's Poison Control Centers. Symptoms of "swimmer's itch" include tingling or burning skin, small reddish pimples and tiny blisters.
[10] The classical jellyfish dermatitis, also called seabather's eruption, is believed to occur due to the extended action of the jellyfish toxin leading to intense burning, pain, itching and erythematous papules for a prolonged time after the exposure.
Green hair, due to deposition of copper found in water, in light hair individuals is also reported.18 Seabather's eruption is an intensely pruritic vesiculopapular or urticarial eruption due to larvae of thimble jellyfish trapped in areas covered by the swimming suit.