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Can I go in swimming pool with ringworm

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Ringworm infection does not preclude the act of swimming.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
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
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: You are unlikely to contaminate the pool or transmit the infection to anybody else.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: Loss of skin pigment isn't contagious.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
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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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good question : Most public pools are closed due to coronavirus, but chlorine usually does kill the virus so theoretically it would do so in public pools, though I do... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
4-6months: It may be safer to introduce your baby to water in the bathtub with full supervision of course. Have fun!
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