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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Normally not: Normal, healthy people get tapwater up their noses and have no problem from that. Blowing out a little tapwater during a shower is a simple way of cl ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Infection unlikely: Infections from Naegleria Fowleri are very rare especially from tap water. I don't think you should worry. More info here: http://www.cdc.gov/parasit ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
N. fowleri could: only survive if chlorination was inadequate. "very rarely, Naegleria fowleri has caused deaths associated with tap or faucet water going up the nose . ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not at all likely: Only in LA has tap water been found to contain NF. Even so, it is not easy to get infected. If you do nasal irrigation you should boil the water fir ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
When water is: properly chlorinated N. fowleri is killed. "Naegleria fowleri can grow in public and private water tanks and pipes, especially where little or no dis ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Keep laughing: There are no concerns here of an amoeba infection from something like this. Usually these VERY RARE infections occur with HOT pond water that's teemin ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
You heard wrong: Chlorine kills Naegleria, but even unchlorinated tap water probably never transmits it. All cases are acquired in warm water outdoors, typically in st ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
36 years experience Interventional Radiology
If : If it was water from a city supply, there should be no risk at all. Amebic infections begin with contaminated water, and that coming directly from a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tap water is safe.: Infections occurred in people who irrigated their nasal passages with infected water. If you irrigate make sure the water is sterile. The 2 cases in L ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Water up the nose: Hi TorreyJ, water can feel somewhat uncomfortable when it comes into contact with the nasal mucosa. The good new is that it is a pretty closed system, ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If tap water in: your area has not been tested and found to be clean - then you may wish to clean neti pot with distilled water as well.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bucci
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gargle: Doubt you will get any infection. I assume your tap water if "city" water is treated and if well water has been tested.. Blowing your nose is fine, ... Read More
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