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Can You Swim In A Swimming Pool With A Fistula Dialysis
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.
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
Swimming: You may if the area has healed and there is no evidence of infection ...Read more
Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more
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
I suppose: I guess you probably could but I never heard of such an anecdote. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
I have been going to a swimming pool, and I have been breaking out. Could this be from the chlorineand chemicals?
It may be from pool: Yes it may be from the pool/chemicals. ...Read more
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
Regardless of: Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more
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As soon as...: Your incisions have healed completely, your drains are out, and you are cleared to do so by your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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