Meredith Hancock, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Meredith Hancock

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Seabather’s eruption

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Patients may present with a severe itching of the skin within 24 hours after salt-water exposure. In many cases, itching may keep the patient awake at night. Patients may report participating in water activities (eg, wading, surfing, snorkeling) in a…

Swimmer’s itch (cercarial dermatitis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Patients may present with tingling, burning, or itching of the skin occurring hours to days after water exposure; itching may be mild initially with progression of worsening intensity. Patients may have participated in shallow, fresh water activities during warm months.…

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