A member 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?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

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.

Answered 2/17/2019



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