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Can you get pregnant in a swimming pool without having sex?

Can you get pregnant in a swimming pool without having sex?

No: Sperm will not live in the chlorinated water nor can they live outside the body for any length of time.

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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.".

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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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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.

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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.

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Is it safe to go to a swimming pool with a verruca?

Is it safe to go to a swimming pool with a verruca?

For who?: Verruca (warts) are generally considered contageous and you could easily spread them to others. For the sake of the others, you should get them cleared up first.

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Could I 'pop my cherry' jumping in a swimming pool?

Could I 'pop my cherry' jumping in a swimming pool?

I suppose: I guess you probably could but I never heard of such an anecdote.

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Regardless of: Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time?