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Can Someone Get A Parasite From Stepping Into Dirty Rain Water
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
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 2 more doctor answers
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 2 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
Contaminated water: Absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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