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Can Scabies Be Spread By Swimming In A Public Pool
Doubt it but...: Transmission usually occurs via direct skin-to-skin contact, seen most commonly in overcrowded living conditions.Scabies tends to peak in colder seasons, probably due to increased crowding and prolonged survival of mites away from the host in cooler temperatures. Young children and the elderly are most frequently affected. There is no gender or ethnic predominance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: You're very unlikely to spread it in the pool. Hopefully it's under treatment. If somebody has an issue with your being in the pool, don't argue and come back when you're better. ...Read more
Not from the towel: But other sources possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is scabies transferred through barefoot public places, such as a public pool or other area's like this, or a campground cabin and the beds they have?
Scabies: You have to come in contact with scabies to get it. It is usually from another person, both by skin to skin and sexual contact. It can be transmitted through bed sheets, and towels, if they were not washed. Also pets can have it, and you can get it from them. This is the CDC site, which has a much more complete explanation. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more
No: You can get some irritation at the urethral opening (meatus) due to chlorine. ...Read more
Can you go swimming with a suprapubic catheter? (8ish weeks post op) are there any risks swimming in a normal public pool?
I think I get pinkeye after swimming in public pool. It's been on for two weeks already Would you please advise me which eyedrop I should use ?
See Your Doctor Now: Swimming pools can transmit serious infections to the skin, eye, and respiratory tract if not properly treated and maintained. Additionally, the chemicals used to disinfect the water can cause eye irritation which can be difficult to distinguish from infection. Over-the counter eye drops mainly treat allergic eye conditions. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more
Can rabies spread through swimming pools if a rabid dog drinks water from the pool or swims in it?
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