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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes From A Swimming Pool

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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?

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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Why do our hands get wrinkly when we're in water (e.g. swimming pool) for too long?

Why do our hands get wrinkly when we're in water (e.g. swimming pool) for too long?

Wrinkly: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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I just got off zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline) 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

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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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Can you get a venereal disease in a swimming pool in cancun if people have had intercourse in it?

Can you get a venereal disease in a swimming pool in cancun if people have had intercourse in it?

No: No, the chlorination kills viruses as well as bacteria. Yes, but only if you where part of the mix. Don't worry, pools do not transmit stds.
If so, we would all have it! ...Read more

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Why when I have shower I get urge to pee and have bladder pain and discomfort? I also get same in swimming pool and bath

Why when I have shower I get urge to pee and have bladder pain and discomfort? I also get same in swimming pool and bath

Be checked some...: How long have you experienced such? It this constant every time or occasionally sporadic? How does it bother daily life? Clinically, it is worthwhile to be evaluated so to discover its potential underlying causes although at least on has to assure no UTI. How to solve the myth behind your symptoms which suggest reflecting nerve reflex to the sense of coolness. ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy, blotchy red skin in response to chill, like when stepping out of a swimming pool into a breeze- sign of compromised immune system?

Why do I get itchy, blotchy red skin in response to chill, like when stepping out of a swimming pool into a breeze- sign of compromised immune system?

Cold Urticaria: Cold induced urticaria occurs whenever the skin is chilled, by cold air or cold water, or by direct contact with cold items like ice or a cold drink can. It is not a sign of immunocompromise. ...Read more

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Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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Can I lost weight with a swimming pool?

Yes: Swimming laps is good exercise but not for everyone. Pool aerobics/exercises give good workout, burn calories, don't stress ankles/ hips/knees. Just couple with sensible diet of lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, low-fat dairy, whole grains, portion control. ...Read more

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How soon after accupunture can you go in a swimming pool?

How soon after accupunture can you go in a swimming pool?

Avoid cold and: Exercise for a minimum of 4 hours. I ask my patients not to do physical workouts or to get physically cold for the remainder of the day. ...Read more

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Why do people exhale before surface diving into a lake or swimming pool?

Why do people exhale before surface diving into a lake or swimming pool?

I don't know why: People would exhale prior to breaking into the water. There are people who hyperventilate to extend breath hold capacity. This isn't safe as it can cause one to blackout underwater. ...Read more

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Why do you exhale before you do a surface dive in a lake or a swimming pool?

Why do you exhale before you do a surface dive in a lake or a swimming pool?

Exhaling?: I am not familiar with this. However, hyperventilation is sometimes done to extend underwater breath hold time. It can cause "Shallow water blackout" (loss of consciousness). Hyperventilation & subsequent underwater blackouts may lead to death. ...Read more

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Hi, can I swimming in the sea or swimming pool if I have cervicitis? Thank you.

Hi, can I swimming in the sea or swimming pool if I have cervicitis? Thank you.

Probably: If the inflammation of the cervix is chronic and infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea has been ruled out or treated. Yes you can swim and have intercourse. I would recommend not to swim with an active infection just as a precaution. ...Read more

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Today around 5pm my 18 month old drowned in a swimming pool. She seems fine now but I'm worried. Should I seek medical help?

Today around 5pm my 18 month old drowned in a swimming pool. She seems fine now but I'm worried. Should I seek medical help?

Drowned?: Drowned to me means dead. So seems to be nearly drowned. I would call your Dr. And discuss. Now. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases can a person catch from a swimming pool that has not been properly sanitized and contains bodily fluids?

Not many, it is safe: Most swimming pools are chlorinated and the chemicals used in the water kill most of the germs.
So no serious infections are transmitted from using the pool water for swimming. A quick shower (which is advised to all swimmers) after the swim removes any remaining germs that may survive inside the pool water.
So it is a safe place to enjoy swimming as much as you like. ...Read more

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Pain in back for 2weeks after diving into swimming pool. Will this heal on its own? When should I seek urgent medical attention?

Pain in back for 2weeks after diving into swimming pool. Will this heal on its own? When should I seek urgent medical attention?

Back sprain...: It sounds like you may had suffered a back sprain while you were diving. This usually heals after a few days. In the worse case scenario may take few weeks. In order to help a faster relief use ice in the affected area for 15-20 mins three times a day. You may also try anti-inflammatory meds if you are not allergic like for example ibuprofen. If not better follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to open your eyes underwater in a swimming pool?

Would if be okay to open your eyes underwater in a swimming pool?

Yes: Many people do. Wearing swimming goggles will provide better vision and make your eyes less irritated, however. ...Read more

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Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Swimming Pool Water: Swimming pool water will not make your skin paler. Chlorine treated indoor swimming pools can cause asthma or other breathing problems in swimmers according to research from several sources. ...Read more

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What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

Harsh on your skin: Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance of skin cells, destroying the fluid balance, resulting in dried out, dead cells. This in turn leads to dry, peeling skin, which makes the surface of the skin appear shiny. Make sure to apply moisturizer after being in a chlorine pool. ...Read more