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Can you be ok if you get a mouthful of lake water?

Can you be ok if you get a mouthful of lake water?

Probably, but.....: The parasite, giardia is very commonly found in lakes and streams. Infection, known as giardiasis, causes diarrhea that can lead to dehydration. Seek medical care if diarrhea occurs after exposure to lake or stream water. ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Potentially: Toxoplasmosis can come from animals and if there are animals in the lake then it can become contaminated You have to swallow the lake water that contains the Oocysts (contaminants) in order to become infected here is a link for toxoplasmosis http://www.healthline.com/health/toxoplasmosis#Overview1 ...Read more

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I think I have amoebas but i haven't been in any lakes or ponds or anything except the shower and its city water is it possible to get amoebas from it?

I think I have amoebas but i haven't been in any lakes or ponds or anything except the shower and its city water is it possible to get amoebas from it?

Many ways to get: I'm not sure why you think you have amoeba in particular. Intestinal parasites are very common but the symptoms are non-specific ; overlap so it's hard to distinguish between amoeba, giardia, blastocystis hominis etc. By symptoms. One can get some parasites (not amoeba) from city water but this is rare. It's more common from eating certain foods- see https://humaworm.Com/how_we_get_parasites.Html. ...Read more

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If you get a minor cut in lake water but clean and bandage with in hour, should it be safe from infection?

If you get a minor cut in lake water but clean and bandage with in hour, should it be safe from infection?

Lake water cut: Most likely you will be just fine. There are organisms in lake water that could cause infection, however, if you are healthy and cleaned the wound, you should be just fine. Do seek medical attention if you notice redness or swelling or a purulent discharge from the wound. ...Read more

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I'm at a lake and we ran out of water all we have is milk I take pills can I use the milk to get it down and will I be hydrated is tap water safe?

I'm at a lake and we ran out of water all we have is milk I take pills can I use the milk to get it down and will I be hydrated is tap water safe?

Yes: You can use the milk to take almost all pills, and stay hydrated (it has enough water content to keep an infant cow alive). If you want to try the tap water, look up the number for the local government water department, call them and ask if the water is safe to drink. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will swimming in lake water will hurt my fetus?

Will swimming in lake water will hurt my fetus?

Doubtful: The only way i could see any downside to this is if you picked up a parasite in the lake and got sick.That would not hurt baby directly but might make you struggle for a while.The disadvantage with lakes and ponds comes from the wildlife that comes close to drink. They often drop a little stool in the process and this spreads giardia and e coli. ...Read more

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If you have a cut is it safe to swim in unclean water or a lake?

If you have a cut is it safe to swim in unclean water or a lake?

Not a good idea: If it is a fresh cut exposing the tissue to dirty water could lead to an infection. ...Read more

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