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A 31-year-old male asked:

does naegleria fowleri from chlorinated tap water have to be a splash or a large amount up your nose to cause infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
N. Fowleri: Naegleria fowleri infections have been reported when people put their heads underwater, rinse their sinuses through the nose, and cleanse their noses during religious practices using contaminated tap or faucet water. REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/tap-faucet-water.html

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A 19-year-old male asked:

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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