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what causes a swimmer's itch?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl.On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Will an ice pack relieve my itchiness better than a cold compress?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The 2 are equivalent. Either one is fine. If it isn't working, Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy area or antihistamine pills (like benadryl) may help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why does my bottom itch at night?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Worms?: You may have pinworms and should be checked by your healthcare provider to be sure. The worms come out when it's dark to feed.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have an itchy bellybutton? If so, what can I do to make it better?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: It is common, especially as the skin over the belly button stretches. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or use Hydrocortisone cream on it to ease the itch if would like.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How are hives treated if itchy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses.
A member asked:

What does it mean if you have itchy bumps on the upper inner thighs?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dermatitis: You probably have some type of dermatitis. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.

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