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Can scabies be spread by swimming in a public pool?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Can I get scabies from swimming in a pool?

Can I get scabies from swimming in a pool?

No: Scabies is transmitted via close contact with another person who has scabies. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to go swimming if you have scabies?

Is it possible for you to go swimming if you have scabies?

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

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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

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Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Chemical sensitivity: You could limit severity by applying barrier cream to sensitive areas first. ...Read more

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Could I have caught prostatitis from swimming in a public pool?

Could I have caught prostatitis from swimming in a public pool?

No: You can get some irritation at the urethral opening (meatus) due to chlorine. ...Read more

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Can you go swimming with a suprapubic catheter? (8ish weeks post op) are there any risks swimming in a normal public pool?

Can you go swimming with a suprapubic catheter? (8ish weeks post op) are there any risks swimming in a normal public pool?

Probably not: Do not swim with a suprapubic catheter unless and until approved by the doctor managing the catheter. I suspect the answer is no. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can head lice live in and/or spread via indoor swimming pool?

Can head lice live in and/or spread via indoor swimming pool?

Lice Don't Swim: Head lice live only on human beings. Can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or towel of infected person or by close contact. May crawl or fall onto clothing, bedding, towels, furniture, pool. Don't survive off body >24hr. Anyone can get lice despite frequent hairwashing. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice in about 1 week. Do not carry other diseases, no lasting health consequences. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection in my back today (epidural) for my herniated disc. When am I able to go swimming at a public pool or waterpark?

I had a steroid injection in my back today (epidural) for my herniated disc. When am I able to go swimming at a public pool or waterpark?

Steroid injection: The best source for this information would be the provider who gave you the injections. There are many things that must be considered in making any recommendations on this topic. Usually patients are provided with information after a procedure which may help you in this matter. ...Read more

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What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

See a dermatologist: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except at bedtime. It is a popular sleeping pill. Try taking 1 or 2 claratin (loratadine) or Zyrtec (cetirazine) an hour before you go in the pool. ...Read more

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My son caught scabies but no one else in our home has it. Is this possible to spread?

Yes: Scabies is easily spreadable to members of a household. He should be treated and all clothing, blankets, etc... Washed in hot water. ...Read more

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I got told I have scabies I was given cream and treated my family and I now my scabies have spread?

Keep treating: Sometimes it takes several treatments or change of cream to get rid of the infestation. Be sure that you have washed all linens in hot water and put pillows and stuffed toys into plastic bags for a few days (scabies can't live long without humans). I would also vacuum the whole house then throw away that vacuum bag. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis spread from one area to the whole body in a couple days? Or is that characteristic of scabies?

Can folliculitis spread from one area to the whole body in a couple days? Or is that characteristic of scabies?

Yes to both: Folliculitis could spread from one area to the whole body in a couple of days. The rash and itching associated with scabies could also spread from one area to the whole body in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites.
Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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How can I get scabies and how is it spread?

Contact: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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I was told I had scabies about a week ago I got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places I don't want it?

Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more