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Re: DC Rash = Swimmer's Itch ?

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February 28, 2004 02:46AM
This rash issue is raised at various hot springs every winter. Certain hot spring conditions and temperatures are conducive to the parasite that causes "swimmer's itch." When the air temperatures are cooler, visitors spend more time soaking than they do in the warmer months, and are more likely to be affected.

This parasite exists in some pools at Goldstrike Hot Springs in Nevada, but is not present across the river at Arizona Hot Springs (hotter pools with no surrounding soil).

The recommendation to alleviate the itching symptoms and rash is to towel off vigorously, immediately after soaking, and showering with soap as soon as possible. Since most people are far from home at natural hot springs, wiping down with rubbing alchohol or lemon juice seems to neutralize the parasitic critters on the spot. Rubbing alchohol also soothes the itching, if you've already developed the rash.


DC Rash = Swimmer's Itch ?

Sam D. 1049February 27, 2004 12:40AM

Re: DC Rash = Swimmer's Itch ?

Wizard 636February 27, 2004 09:10AM

Re: DC Rash = Swimmer's Itch ?

Wizard 561February 27, 2004 09:22AM

Re: DC Rash = Swimmer's Itch ?

Nevada Naturist 991February 28, 2004 02:46AM

Re: DC Rash = Swimmer's Itch ?

Wizard 1053February 29, 2004 09:22AM

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