Seabather's eruption

What is Seabather's eruption?

Seabather's eruption is a pruritic dermatitis caused by a hypersensitivity reaction to the immature nematocysts of larval-stage thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata), sea anemones (Edwardsiella lineata) and other larval cnidarians.

Questions and answers on "Seabather's eruption"

We returned from a Caribbean seven days ago. The first evening home, my five year old daughter complained of an itching on her back. By the next...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Probable Irritant Dermatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

Welcome to HCM,

I can understand your concerns.

I can suggest you better if...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Seabather's eruption


Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.