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Can Someone Get A Parasite From Stepping Into Dirty Rain Water
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you get the brain eating amoeba from rain water? I got a bit in my nose then snorted some up on accident!
NO: Stop worrying. Be glad you have some rain in AZ this week! ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
What is the risk of getting sick from eating veggies watered with rainwater in a plastic rain barrell?
Very low: Any chemicals leeched from the plastic containers are at exceedingly low concentrations. ...Read more
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I drank dasani water maybe a week ago, can't remember exactly, and just read about the recall due to parasites. Am I going to get sick?
Most likely no: It's been more than 48hrs and if you were to get sick for a parasite you would have gotten sick already. No worries ...Read more
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
If I got wet in the rain and the water dripped down from my molluscum contagiosum bump on my chest to my stomach, will I get a new bump on my stomach?
Not necessarily: Molluscum is contagious, and can occur in new sites due to inoculation, rain water is not likely to spread the lesions. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Very unlikely...: Epididymitis in the young is still most commonly caused by STD-related urethritis retrogradely extending from vas deferens to the epididymis. Washing and soacking in dirty water alone would not cause epididymitis, but poses some risk to contract certain bacterial or parasitic infection although luckily our natural barrier & systemic defense mechanism in generally healthy persons have enough power. ...Read more
I had a drop of dirty city water in my mouth. I spitted it out, but will i get sick? How long will it take if i do ?
Drop of water: What do you mean by dirty? From the faucet? Splashed off the street? It's only a drop... I doubt you will have any ill effects. Our bodies have a terrific immune system. ...Read more
Hiv can you get HIV from dirty toliet water? If not can you catch anything else by dirty toilet water.
Unlikely: It is potentially possible but rarely if ever reported. I suspect that the chlorinated water may play a role in keeping the germs down. Even if the water is contaminated, it is not ingested and thus the risk of getting infection from toilet water is unlikely although esthetically repulsive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get any type of hepatitis from dirty toliet water in a public restroom? Dropped something in toliet and had to reach in quick to grab it.
Yes, but...: Only if there are enteric hepatitis viruses in the places you touch, and then only if you stick your fingers into your mouth or nose, or into your food, before washing hands. Enteric means transmissible by swallowing the virus. If a person is vaccinated for Hep A, that major worry is gone. Hep A vaccine is give to toddlers (be sure you got it). Good handwashing prevents most transmission. ...Read more
A lot...: It depends on where you live, but a common parasite seen in the U.S. is Girardia. People who drink untreated river or stream water are susceptible to this infection. ...Read more
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