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Caught Swimmer's Itch In Larvae-Infested Lake


Author: Michelle R L.
Date: 05-07-2014
Views: 7,063
Word Count: 122
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Testimonial ID: 9679-OR
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My goddaughter came to visit me after a day spent in the water at a local lake. This lake is known for having "water itch" (a.k.a. swimmer's itch, lake itch, cercarial dermatitis, or schistosomal dermatitis) that is caused by an allergic reaction to the larvae of certain parasites. You basically get itchy bumps all over that are similar in size to mosquito bites.

I put Lavender oil on a cotton ball and dabbed it on all of my goddaughter's bumps. She said it burned a little at first, but the itching was gone in seconds. Not only did Lavender help alleviate the itching, but it seemed to dry up the bumps as well.

I have also used Lavender on mosquito bites with similar results.


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