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A 26-year-old male asked:

i laughed and got tap water from my mouth up my nose. can i get naegleria folweri from that? the water was from my fridge water filter. is this bad?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
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 teeming with microbes. A forceful event is required too (water skiing wipe-out, jump from a height etc). I'm 100% certain you'll be fine, so keep laughing and don't worry too much.

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Last updated Feb 17, 2019

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