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swimmers itch - has anyone's lo's had this, or anyone have any experience of it

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hazeyjane Mon 18-Aug-08 23:08:23

dd1 has come out in a rash which looks like hives, she is hot and miserable. Looks like an allergic reaction,so we have given her some Piriton, but I have just remembered we went to a lakeside 'beach' at Cotswold Water Park, acouple of days ago, and after dd1 and I had a paddle, I noticed a small sign warning that there had been a few rare incidences of 'swimmers itch' reported.

I have googled, but have come up with a lot of scary images of tropical worms and huge lesions.

I will take dd to drs first thing tomorrow, but does anyone have any experience of this - please?

dingdong05 Tue 19-Aug-08 11:04:42

shock don't know about this, but thought it deserved a bump!
Did the piriton work?

hazeyjane Tue 19-Aug-08 16:19:48

Thanks dingdong05, yes the Piriton did work and the rash had gone this morning, so am guessing it's not swimmers itch, but an allergic reaction. Got dr's appointment tomorrow.

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