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Does Lake Bemidji have Swimmer's Itch?

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Does anyone know if Lake Bemidji has swimmer's itch now? I would like to know before taking my child there to swim. Thanks for any information.

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Almost all lakes in central minnesota have swimmers itch. To prevent it dont let your kids swim until the afternoon you are more likely to get it in the am as the little worm (schiztosome) is nocturnal and comes to the surface in the night, borrows down into the bottom with sunlight. So if wading and playing in shallow water also more likely to get it. The worm burrows into your skin when the water is drying so shower as soon as getting out the water.. ie run up the cabin and shower off with fresh water. Treat with topical hydrocortisone cream and benadryl if kid get it.

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