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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: While the bacterial load on a public toilet is expected to be high, the risks of getting contaminated in such a scenario are slim to none.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID fears: I know it is upsetting to have water splash onto your eye from a toilet bowl. If it happens again, rinse your eyes with water. The chance of getting ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You should be fine.! A small splash should not cause a problem
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Not likely to get an infection. But I would advise washing with soap and water as soon as possible after an event like that.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
I'm not sure...: ... that this specific problem has ever been studied in detail. However, any open wound is susceptible to infection, and certainly there are a lot of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Depending on the mode of transmission and virulence of the bacteria, virus, parasite (pathogen), they can definitely be transmitted via communal water ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: A water-borne disease means the infection is from an organism (e.g. bacteria) that normally exists in contaminated water. Usually for water-borne dise ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There are numerous: diseases that can potentially be water-borne, a couple of the more infamous are cholera and typhoid.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
What disease?: Please re-ask your question and provide more information so that we can better answer it. What disease are you fearful of contracting from natural wa ... Read More

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