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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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
We all do this: Everybody washes his or her face, and gets tap water into the eyes, nose, and mouth from time to time. There are no worries about this in the U.S. (an ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr.Kwok: If your municipal water is properly chlorinated then N. fowleri should not be an issue. Naegleria fowleri is most often found in lakes, rivers, hot ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: The bug is part of the natural environment. If you are not on immunosuppressive drugs and do not get a massive exposure swimming in a farm pond and ge ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Naegleria fowleri: Naegleria fowleri is most often found in warm lakes, rivers, hot springs, warm water discharged from industrial plans,& poorly chlorinated or un-c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Municipal water is usually chlorinated and this protects you against organisms like naegleria fowleri.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Varon Miller
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably unlikely: As this occurred in an environment that is not considered high risk, the probability of acquiring N. Fowleri is reallly low.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Basically no, but...: Many things are possible in life. The chances of catching brain-eating amoeba from tap water in the US is so unlikely that the answer is "no." If the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Tap water in US is treated to prevent infectious agents from surviving in the tap water. That is not to say it could not happen, but very unlikely i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely : If he's looking we and acting normal I think he will be fine as this is pretty rare. If he starts to become ill, has fever and chills or any other con ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Amebic encephalitis: ...due to Naegleria is very rare. It's not transmitted via the ears, only nose and sinuses. Anyway, I'm sure you haven't been exposed. Given Louisiana ... Read More
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