North Las Vegas, NV
A 18-year-old male asked:

Can you contract naegleriasis by inhaling through your nose when there is steam rising from the warm water even when no water has entered the nose?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Not likely: Uncertain about the diagnostic category you describe. But as a general rule of thumb the answer is no but it can occur as a result of water that's been contaminated going into the nose during activities like swimming, bathing or nasal irrigation
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 12, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.