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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.".

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

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Can someone get genital herpes from swimming in a lake / private pool with someone that has herpes?

Can someone get genital herpes from swimming in a lake / private pool with someone that has herpes?

No chance: Only direct contact with active herpetic blisters/ lesions will allow for person-to-person transmission of the virus.

Swim away!!

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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.

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Can I get HPV from a swimming pool if the swimming pool does not have enough chorine for me to be able to smell the chlorine?

Can I get HPV from a swimming pool if the swimming pool does not have enough chorine for me to be able to smell the chlorine?

No risk, no worry: HPV is not transmitted through water. The only way to get genital HPV is by sex with an infected person.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.