A member asked:

Creek water got up my nose yesterday. left nostril swelling. was shallow, warmish water. freaking out about brain eating amoeba. should i worry?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It says you are in Afghanistan??? I looked up where this organism has been identified. It has been found in several countries around the world but everywhere I looked, Afghanistan was not one of them.

Answered Aug 31, 2014


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

There have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Kentucky between 1962–2016.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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