Dealing with swimmer's itch

Published: Jul. 10, 2016 at 3:33 PM CDT
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Being out on the lake is fun, especially when the weather is nice. However, you might end up suffering some skin irritation.

Swimmer's itch, mosquito bites, algae, and low water levels can put a damper on your beach day, leaving you with itchy bumps.

People with sensitive skin are more likely to catch a case of swimmer's itch. You can use anti-itch cream to relieve the irritation according to the CDC.

Even though swimmer's itch is not contagious, the CDC warns to not scratch the rash because it could make the condition worse.

Most cases of swimmer's itch clear up in a few days according to the CDC.