Posted by: drmolly in swimming, swimmers itch, itch on
Sep 01, 2010
Every summer I see a bunch of kids in the office following a trip to a picturesque inland lake who come in itching and rashy with red pimples and welts everywhere, especially in areas where they were in prolonged contact with lake water. This is swimmers' itch.
Swimmers' itch is a rash caused by an allergic reaction to a parasite found in bird poop that will burrow under the skin of humans even though we aren't a good host. The parasite causes