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Can you get herpes from someone who has it in the swimming pool?

Can you get herpes from someone who has it in the swimming pool?

Herpes Transmission: Herpes is spread by direct skin to skin contact. Unlike a flu virus that you can get through the air, herpes spreads by direct contact, that is, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Sometimes those who know they are infected spread the virus between outbreaks, when no signs or symptoms are present. This is called "asymptomatic transmission.". ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?

I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?

DO NO: Do not go to the public swimming pool. It prob will be very irritating to the herpes outbreak you are experiencing. The chemicals in public pools are high concentration ...Read more

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How likely is it to get an infection from swimming in a public swimming pool?

Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get chlorine in your eyes from a swimming pool?

Is it dangerous to get chlorine in your eyes from a swimming pool?

No: The chlorine may irritate your eyes, but it is temporary and safe. Consider wearing goggles if your eye do get irritated. ...Read more

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Mostly everytime I take me a shower I get red splotches on my arms and they itch, and now when I get into a swimming pool I get red splotches on my arms and they itch, what can be causing this?

Mostly everytime I take me a shower I get red splotches on my arms and they itch, and now when I get into a swimming pool I get red splotches on my arms and they itch, what can be causing this?

Aquagenic Urticaria: There is a type of physical urticaria called aquagenic urticaria. But it could also be due to a separate physical urticaria. Recommendations are cooler showers and increased doses of oral antihistamines (within reason).http://www.acaai.org/allergist/allergies/types/skin-allergies/hives/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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I just got off zoloft 2 weeks ago and my head feels like it is in a swimming pool and when i move my head from side to side I get very woozy. Normal?

I just got off zoloft 2 weeks ago and my head feels like it is in a swimming pool and when i move my head from side to side I get very woozy. Normal?

R/O SINUSITIS: UNLIKELY FROM ZOLOFT: you should rest, irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex/FLONASE and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. I avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more