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ISSN: 2167-7719

Air & Water Borne Diseases
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Review Article

Aquatic Sports Dermatitis: An Overview

Sunil Kumar Gupta*, Deepika, Veenu Gupta and Monika

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author:
Sunil Kumar Gupta
Department of Dermatology, Venereology
Leprology Dayanand Medical College & Hospital
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 27, 2016; Accepted date: June 02, 2016; Published date: June 12, 2016

Citation: Gupta SK, Deepika, Gupta V, Monika (2016) Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Air Water Borne Diseases 5:125. doi:10.4172/2167-7719.1000125

Copyright: © 2016 Gupta SK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Cutaneous diseases are common among athletes. Skin eruptions account for almost half of all illnesses related to recreational water. The majority of cutaneous diseases are seen due to chemicals and microbes inhabiting the water bodies. Dermatological diseases commonly seen in swimmers have been described by numerous authors. These sports include swimming, scuba, diving, water polo, and snorkeling. Some of the common dermatological conditions encountered by swimmers in the aqueous medium of activity are reviewed here. Dermatologist should be familiar with these entities as this will greatly improve the physical well being of swimmers in and out of the water.