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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.
Toweling dry or showering immediately after leaving the water can reduce the risk of swimmer's itch, which generally occurs in the summer months.
Obviously, the absence of a history of swimmer's itch cannot be used to exclude schistosomiasis.