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Question: Itcy bumps after swimming in lake

 cmccollu - Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:27 am

Went swimming in a lake in Jeypur,Orissa,India. Afterwards, itcy bumps appeared on body. The bumps are spread out, no clustering of bumps. Itching lasts for 2 to 3 days. Notice that the surrounding area of lake dirty with lots of feces. What have I caught?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:18 am

User avatar Hello,People swimming in lakes may catch a cercarial infection of the type known as trematodes of the variety known as schistosomes.This is also known as swimmers itch.This condition is self limiting and has no long term problems.Antihistamines internally and calamine lotion applied externally should suffice in most cases.If this persists do consult a physician.Best wishes.

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