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Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated swimming pool while having an open anal fistula?It is leaking pus, and is open to the outside.

Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated swimming pool while having an open anal fistula?It is leaking pus, and is open to the outside.

No, not OK: You definitely should stay out of public swimming pools until this problem is healed. Although chorination provides some prevention for others, it cannot protect against the large amount of contamination expected from this kind of wound. You must not put others at risk. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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How long after dialysis fistula can you go swimming?'

How long after dialysis fistula can you go swimming?'

Wound healing: Once the surgical site has healed, you can go swimming. Should be about 2-3 weeks. Get a final ok from your surgeon. ...Read more

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If you are on peritoneal dialysis can you go swimming in a pool?

If you are on peritoneal dialysis can you go swimming in a pool?

Not advisable: Your doctor will tell you that you may develop a infection called peritonitis if bacteria in water enter your cathetor, not worth the risk. ...Read more

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

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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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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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. ...Read more

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When is it safe for a newborn baby to go in a swimming pool?

When is it safe for a newborn baby to go in a swimming pool?

Not recommended: While we may see some infants 'swimming' in a pool on you-tube-as a pediatrician and neonatologist-it is too risky. No rush to learn to swim. Wait till 1-2 yrs of age. Better to be safe. Want to avoid any risks if you come. ...Read more

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When children swallow swimming pool water, can it make them sick?

When children swallow swimming pool water, can it make them sick?

Pool water: If the pool is properly maintained and the water properly treated, the liklihood of serious illness is minimal. If non-toilet trained infants/children are swimming, transmission of giardiasis, cryptosporidium and enteroviruses ( echo virus and coxsackie virus) all causes of diarrheal illness is possible. ...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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My baby is 3 months old. When can I take her to a public swimming pool ?

My baby is 3 months old. When can I take her to a public swimming pool ?

3mo old: Firstly public pools are the worst when it comes to contamination. I would suggest that you wait till 6mo of age. ...Read more

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I seem to have an allergic reaction to Soda Ash in outdoor swimming pool in Florida?

I seem to have an allergic reaction to Soda Ash in outdoor swimming pool in Florida?

Depends on reaction: Hi Theresa...unfortunately you didn't mention if you get a rash or nasal symptoms..or breathing symptoms......but presuming this is for your own pool, the best thing is to use a different type of product to adjust the pH in the pool....avoidance is the best treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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After visiting a public swimming pool I caught a cold. How can I shorten the time of recovery?

After visiting a public swimming pool I caught a cold. How can I shorten the time of recovery?

Rest, Fluids: Decongestant tablets. Zinc sulfate lozenges may help. Time is your best ally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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After getting out of the swimming pool immedely start peeing everyone notices should I be concerned?

After getting out of the swimming pool immedely start peeing everyone notices should I be concerned?

Depends: Being immersed in cool water may result in increased urination, and this is not a cause for concern. If you are experiencing frequent urges to urinate and/ or difficulty controlling your bladder, you could have a urinary tract infection, which calls for an evaluation by a health care provider. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has a parasite (cryptosporidium) from a swimming pool and i was wondering if i might have it as well and how to check?

A friend of mine has a parasite (cryptosporidium) from a swimming pool and i was wondering if i might have it as well and how to check?

Stop worrying: If your immune system isn't horribly damaged from HIV or something similar, this is a transient diarrhea from which you recover in a few days, if you have symptoms at all. ...Read more

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We are going on holidays and it summer is it ok to put my 4 month old baby in out door swimming pool and beach water is it to cold for him?

We are going on holidays and it summer is it ok to put my 4 month old baby in out door swimming pool and beach water is it to cold for him?

Should be okay: Most of the time in the summer, babies can be in outdoor water by the time that they are 4 years old (as long as they are otherwise healthy). Don't leave your baby unattended because babies and toddlers can drown very quickly. If your baby acts happy and seems comfortable, then the water is not too cold. Have fun. ...Read more

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What does oversweating means? My hair sweat very fast and soak just as I came out from swimming pool or shower, dripping sweats to floor ! help

What does oversweating means? My hair sweat very fast and soak just as I came out from swimming pool or shower, dripping sweats to floor ! help

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a relatively common condition where one perspires excessively or even for no apparent reason. There are various treatments available, from over the counter anti-perspirants (not just deodorants), prescription anti-perspirants, to surgical intervention. Check with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Sweat has a definite chlorine-like smell (like a swimming pool). I haven't swam in a swimming pool for more than a year. Could it represent something?

Sweat has a definite chlorine-like smell (like a swimming pool). I haven't swam in a swimming pool for more than a year. Could it represent something?

Low carbs?: are you on a carbohydrate, high-protein diet? This might be one explanation. If not, consider seeing your doctor for a valuation of other possible metabolic issues.Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can i lost weight with a swimming pool?

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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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

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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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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

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more