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Can You Be Ok If You Get A Mouthful Of Lake Water
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
Is it okay to put a tapon if spotting? Im goin to the pools or lake i think but i want to get inside the water. Is that okay?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everytime I get into water (bath, pool, lake ect) I get extremely itchy hives on my neck chest and back. What could be causing this?
Can you be infected with N. Fowleri by getting splashed in the face on a jet ski? Never went under or in, was in deep water on 82 degree lake.
Water sports common: Amebic meningoencephalitis is very rare. Only 300 cases reported worldwide in the last 50 years. Activities associated with infection include swimming, watercraft and diving. Risk of infection is about 2.6 per million exposures. You are more likely to be struck by lightening. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
How to avoid getting cold and flu while bathing in waterfall , lake and in other cases when i face a change of water other than I use regularly?
When there is a drought, how do you know if water in a pond or lake is too concentrated to be safe to swim in?
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