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Does Public Swimming Pool Cause Gastroenteritis
No: Not if the pool is adequately chlorinated. ...Read more
Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk. ...Read more
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?
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
No: If the pool is maintained well then the chlorine or other chemicals in the water will protect you from any disease organisms. If you have any questions about a particular pool seek out the pool manager and ask for the test results of the water. These have to be done on a regular basis to check for water quality. ...Read more
I believe I have contracted a ringworm from a public swimming pool a week ago . Everyday it gets more pus inside of it , surrounding the ringworm?
Doctor can evaluate: Ringworm on the skin is a fungal infection of the surface of the skin, called a Tinea corporis infection. It generally does not get pus inside it. A pus-forming infection more often has bacteria as the cause. Thus, a doctor should look at the skin problem and offer a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
STDs: The reason they are named stds is that they are sexually transmitted, so unless you are having sex in the public swimming pool (and this really happens), this is very very unlikely. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more
Can trich be contracted in a public swimming pool? What is treatment for trich that is resistant to medication? What pain does trich cause untreated?
Not likely: An untreated pond (/"swimming hole")...Maybe...But you would see it all over the news if dozens of women got mystery trich. As to resistance, switch to different medicine. Untreated can cause "mystery" low abdominal pains--kinda non-descript and vague discomfort in low abdomen. ...Read more
I hv eczema but no one in my family ever had eczema. It started after sitting 5-6 hours in the swimming pool. Chlorinated water is d cause?? Pls tell
Eczema unlikely: Eczema is primarily a problem with the immune system or microscopic structural problem within the skin. It can certainly worsen (all of a sudden) in older people due to infection or contact exposure or other triggers. Your description sounds more consistent with irritant skin reaction or an infection. A physical exam by a physician will go a long way toward finding the right treatment. ...Read more
Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?
Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a urinary tract infection be caused by a heated swimming pool? It's a new pool and maintained regularly with proper chemicals.
Unlikely: Unlikely to get a UTI from a pool. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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