Swimmers not worried by jellyfish, swimmer's itch reports at southwestern Conn. beaches

A jellyfish advisory and recent reports of swimmer's itch at some local beaches are not discouraging swimmers from enjoying the nice weather. Health officials tell

Health officials tell News 12 that swimmer's itch is a minor allergy that only some people get.

Health officials tell News 12 that swimmer's itch is a minor allergy that only some people get. (8/5/13)

FAIRFIELD - A jellyfish advisory and recent reports of swimmer's itch at some local beaches are not discouraging swimmers from enjoying the nice weather.

Health officials tell News 12 that swimmer's itch is a minor allergy that only some people get. A person can get a rash and some blisters. Doctors say an over-the-counter antihistamine can usually stop the itching. If not, a steroid treatment is the next line of defense.

Beachgoers stung by a jellyfish are advised to pour vinegar on the sting, which can usually make any pain or itching subside right away. 

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