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Diseases » Cercarial dermatitis » Glossary

Glossary for Cercarial dermatitis

  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Burning symptoms: Any burning or burn-like sensations.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Dermatitis: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Diseases contagious from animals: Diseases that can be contracted from animals
  • Diseases contagious from birds: Diseases that are contracted from birds
  • Diseases contagious from contaminated water: Diseases that can be contracted from contaminated water
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Katayama fever: An acute disease due to infection with Schistosoma parasites. Transmission can occur through contact with infected waters.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Pimples: Pimples and blackheads on the face and skin.
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • Sea bather's eruption: A rash that can develop sometimes when swimming in the ocean. The rash forms on the skin covered by the bathing suit and is caused by an allergic response to stinging cells from the larvae of certain sea anemones and thimble jellyfish which become trapped under the bathers. Stings are most likely to occur in summer. Swimming clothes contaminated by the stinging cells can produce a reaction even weeks after they have been washed and dried as the toxins are still able to be released from trapped stinging cells. Rubbing, showering in fresh water and wearing contaminated bathing suits for a long time after getting out of the water tend make the rash worse. Symptoms other than those involving the skin may occur occasionally. The condition most often occurs in Thailand, Brazil, the Bahamas and the Philippines.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin tingling: Abnormal tingling sensation in the skin.


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