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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Don't do it again!: Once you've consumed contaminated water, there's nothing you can do to take it back & keep from getting sick (if you drank enough & it was dirty enoug ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing.: If you become ill, see a doctor. But you did not say what the contamination is, so the best advice can't be given.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Call poison control: It depends on what it is contaminated with, but in general with any kind of accidental poisoning i would suggest calling poison control at 1-800-222-1 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Don't do it again!: Once you've consumed contaminated water, there's nothing you can do to take it back & keep from getting sick (if you drank enough & it was dirty enoug ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Symptoms of: cryptosporidiosis generally begin 2-10 days after becoming infected with the parasite. It is found in soil, food, water or surfaces that have been con ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on what is contaminating the water: bacteria, chemical agents, etc...
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Several: Contaminated water, especially with human excrement, can cause several illnesses, many of which are still seen in the developing world. Some examples ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
The amount you would: The amount you injest over a brief period of time would be very small, unless it was the effluent from a smelting plant. Long term use would be anoth ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience Pediatrics
Contagious: The bacteria that causes scarlet fever can be spread through nasal or throat fluids by sneezing or coughing. If there is a child with scarlet fever o ... Read More
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