What can I do if I get swimmer’s itch?

If you get swimmer’s itch, it’s important to avoid scratching, since this may cause infection. The itching can be relieved in several ways: applying corticosteroid or calamine lotions, bathing in Epsom salts or colloidal oatmeal, and applying cold compresses. If the itching is severe, your doctor may be apply to provide a prescription.

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