This article explains what swimmers itch is, How it gets into your lake, and how to avoid getting it while still being able to swim and enjoy the beach! Learn more about our Swimmers Itch Repellent that works 100% of the time when applied properly. Check out our new product that repels swimmers itch.
You itch after swimming in your lake or pond, maybe even develop a fever, become nauseated and spend several sleepless nights itching. Why? Well, it’s called Swimmers Itch.
Swimmers Itch is caused by your body being exposed to lake and pond water which contains a microscopic larvae of a flatworm which works its way into your skin. This little critter is a result of bird or small rodent carrying the parasite, passing it through their digestive tract and having it deposited into the water. It enters the snail, then burrows out of the snail taking the form of the swimming, aquatic larva which then enters a human host. Good thing the itch lasts no more than 4-7 days. By the way, schistosome cercarial dermatitis is not contagious and will not spread.
Up until now there has been no real solution for swimmers itch. There have only been products that help “help reduce the Itchy feeling of swimmers itch“. We FINALLY have the solution. It has been proven to work 100% of the time when applied properly. You can literally swim in a lake infested with swimmers itch for up to 90 minutes and be fine!
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You may wonder if the condition of your lake or pond is the reason “the itch” has invaded your lake or pond. Quite to the contrary, sometimes having a natural aquatic situation is the best thing to keep a good balance. It is not possible to know how long the outbreak will last due to the variety of the parasites. For some lakes and ponds it may last only a couple of weeks, for others it may be for the entire season. It is found in almost every state in the US as well as all of the provinces of Canada and 30 countries around the world.
If you have questions? Call or e-mail the Lake and Weed Help Desk at TheWeedersDigest@gmail.com or visit https://www.WeedersDigest.com or 877-224-4899.
Another interesting article about the common mistake people make about thinking Chiggers is swimmers it can be found at https://www.watershedcouncil.org/learn/swimmers-itch/