Do not rub your skin. If larvae are on your
skin, rubbing will cause them to sting.
Remove your swimsuit as
soon as possible. Since larvae can become trapped in the fabric of your suit,
it is important to remove a contaminated suit to prevent more
If available, rinse in household vinegar (5% acetic acid
solution) or rubbing alcohol (40%–70% isopropyl alcohol).
with fresh water. Apply soap and vigorously scrub your skin. Do not shower with
a contaminated suit on. If larvae are trapped in the fabric of a suit, a
freshwater shower will cause the larvae to sting.
antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine or
chlorpheniramine, or apply
1% hydrocortisone cream cream to help control itching. Note: Do not use the cream on children younger than age 2
unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use in the rectal or vaginal area in
children younger than age 12 unless your doctor tells you to. Also, don't give
antihistamines to your child unless you've checked with the doctor first.