A 26-year-old male asked:
n fowleri- got a bit of tap water in nose- but blew it out multiple times, is it possible to blow too hard and it goes back up nose?
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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, if it goes "up" the nose it has to pass through to the back of the throat. There, it can either go out the mouth(spit it out), swallow it, or breathe it in. If you dont have any respiratory symptoms, then i wouldn't worry about. Hope that helps.
Answered on Jul 24, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
N. fowleri: There have only been eight case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of Arizona from 1962 to 2016. So this is incredibly rare. It is extraordinarily rare for it to be in municiple water systems. You will like be fine.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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