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  • Swimmer's Itch Reported at Lakes
    • Suttle Lake (7/20/2020)
    • Elk Lake (8/3/2020)
    • South Twin Lake (8/3/2020)
    • North Twin Lake (8/3/2020)
    • East Lake (8/6/2020)

    Generally, lakes across Central Oregon have the potential for Swimmer's Itch.

    Swimmer's itch is a skin rash caused by small parasitic worms.  It is neither dangerous nor contagious, but can be very uncomfortable.

    THE MOST IMPORTANT PREVENTATIVE MEASURE IS TO RUB DOWN WITH A TOWEL IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEAVING WATER & SHOWER SHORTLY AFTER BEING IN WATER.

    Within minutes to days after swimming, you may experience tingling, burning, or itching skin. Small reddish pimples appear within twelve hours & may develop into small blisters. Itching may last up to a week or more, but gradually go away. 

    More info: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/swimmersitch/index.html



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