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Can someone get a parasite from stepping into dirty rain water?

Can someone get a parasite from stepping into dirty rain water?

Not likely: Where are you? Are you barefoot? Is the water being dirtied by animal or human fecal matter? But not generally in the USA. ...Read more

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Parasites (Definition)

Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more


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I stepped in dirty rain water and my toes turned bright red and a bit swollen and are itchy. Do you know whay happened?

I stepped in dirty rain water and my toes turned bright red and a bit swollen and are itchy. Do you know whay happened?

Immersion: The skin is soaked and needs to dry out. It could laso be reaction to color of shoe. A peeling cream containing urea combined with a topical steroid will remove the dead skin and calm the inflammation. Fungus can develop under these conditions especially between the toes and at the end of the nails. If it begins to deelop a topical antifungal cream should e added. ...Read more

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What to do if i fell in a puddle of rain water, and some got in my eyes. What diseases can I get?

What to do if i fell in a puddle of rain water, and some got in my eyes. What diseases can I get?

Not many: No greater risk than swimming in a lake. I wouldn't worry unless you have corneal disease or are prone to corneal or conjunctival problems. ...Read more

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I always get paranoid that the rain water contains sewage/toilet water and get ocd when rain water touches me, people or my clothes/things? Please help clarify and remove my ocd about this. Thanks

I always get paranoid that the rain water contains sewage/toilet water and get ocd when rain water touches me, people or my clothes/things? Please help clarify and remove my ocd about this. Thanks

OCD symptoms: Although SSRIs can be very helpful for many people with OCD symptoms, I also recommend seeing an experienced therapist. Many symptoms such as these may have their start from some disturbing event(s) and can be resolved with effective trauma therapy such as EMDR. ...Read more

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My son got a rash from his football pants. They were wet from rain water. What type of rash would this be?

My son got a rash from his football pants. They were wet from rain water. What type of rash would this be?

Contact rash?: Wet material may be rough enough to have caused chafing & can look like sunburn. Is he drying his hip pads, tailbone pads, thigh pads, knee pads, completely? These can be breeding grounds for fungus and bacteria. Infection can look more like acne or boils. Dry pads thoroughly, keep pants clean and can soften with fabric softener--may need to switch material. Bring him to doctor if not better. ...Read more

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Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?

Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?

Recheck: Sutures may have loosened or broken open- have the foot reexamined by the physician who sutured the wound.Apply a sterile pressure dressing over the wound and have it rechecked asap. ...Read more

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Yellow dime shape with small tail in my feces parasite is it deadly what is it worm, how do I get rid of it , could it be from water

Yellow dime shape with small tail in my feces parasite is it deadly what is it worm, how do I get rid of it , could it be from water

Unknown: Many funny looking things in the stool are non-parasites. Did you take a picture? Have this happened more than once? Where have you been? Where do you live? ...Read more