Summer - a carefree hot time when a lot of people gather on the banks of all kinds of water bodies - rivers, lakes, quarries.Cool water is refreshing and gives vivacity on a hot day, and the rest by the river - a mandatory program of any summer vacation, but not always swimming in the river ends happily.Sometimes, after bathing the skin rash that itches and inconvenience.What to do if this happened to you?
First, we should understand the possible causes of the rash and itching.If the flow in the river is not very strong, but on the coast where you left off on vacation, you've seen waterfowl, the problem may be in them.So-called itching bather - a skin reaction to the larvae of helminths, trematodes.A more accurate scientific name of the disease - tserkarievy dermatitis.
infection occurs as follows.Trematode larvae live in water and penetrate the human skin when it comes to the river for swimming.They cause irritation, redness, and unpleasant itching.The rash appears in the form of urticaria, in other
In most cases, dermatitis tserkarievy completely passes through seven days.The most unpleasant and the greatest number of lesions recorded in the second or third day after the unsuccessful bathing.In any case of suspected "itching bather 'should consult a doctor, especially if it came from a child.The doctor will put the correct diagnosis and prescribe medication if necessary.It is worth noting that most of this disease become infected in stagnant ponds - ponds, lakes, but perhaps getting into the skin of the larvae in streams.
Another reason why your skin may appear rash - a reaction to the cold.Clearly, in the heat of summer it sounds at least strange, but nevertheless, our body can respond in this way.If you have to swim long basked in the sun, and then abruptly went into the cold water, do not be surprised if the exit of the river you will find traces on his skin hives.This so-called cold urticaria, which may appear on the skin when the difference in temperature of only 5 ° C.
Most often such a reaction occurs in the most southern regions and after swimming in the sea, but may be a manifestation of cold urticaria, and on hot days after bathing in the river.If you do not want to get pleasure from swimming instead of itchy rashes, before you enter into the river, stay a little bit in the shade.Another recommendation - do not enter the water dramatically better cooled slowly, giving your body a chance to get used to lower the temperature.It is best on hot days swimming after seven o'clock in the evening when the sun is not so much bakes.
Regardless of the cause of the irritation, it is best to consult a doctor.If this is not possible or planned trip to the doctor the next day, be sure to take antihistamines.For example, suprastin well it helps relieve itching and inflammation.The dosage should be tailored to the age and weight of the person.Your doctor may prescribe as a 2% solution of salicylic alcohol.It should be applied to a cotton pad and periodically wipe the place where there is a rash.
If you, nevertheless, did not seek medical attention, but after 3-5 days a rash bothers you more and more, it's time to go to a dermatologist.He either will determine the cause and prescribe competent treatment or give a referral to an allergist, if it is an allergic reaction.