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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)

Scabies is 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

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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?

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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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