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Can I go in swimming pool with ringworm

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Ringworm on the skin is a fungal infection of the surface of the skin, called a Tinea corporis infection. It generally does not get pus inside it. A p ... Read More

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Ok: swimming is ok but he should continue his medication and follow up by his doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Ringworm infection does not preclude the act of swimming.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: I assume you are using a topical antifungal for the ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin and not actually a worm despite the name). If you are us ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: You are unlikely to contaminate the pool or transmit the infection to anybody else.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You should: have your fungal infection TREATED BEFORE you use a common pool! People REACT to seeing ANY skin problem in other swimmers. You CAN go swimming in a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
RINGWORM & SWIMMING: YES. YOU CAN GO SWIMMING
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Loss of skin pigment isn't contagious.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
DO NO: Do not go to the public swimming pool. It prob will be very irritating to the herpes outbreak you are experiencing. The chemicals in public pools are ... Read More

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