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Dr. David Cohen
827 doctors shared insights

Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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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. ...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 ...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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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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Is it possible to contract any skin diseases when in a public swimming pool?

Is it possible to contract any skin diseases when in a public swimming pool?

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

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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?

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

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Can you swim in a public swimming pool with an std?

Can you swim in a public swimming pool with an std?

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

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Can a poison oak rash be transmitted through a public swimming pool?

Can a poison oak rash be transmitted through a public swimming pool?

No: Poison Oak is caused by an allergic contact reaction to the chemical urushiol which is found in the leaves. It cannot be transmitted in a pool or by skin to skin contact once the chemical is no longer on your skin (after washing). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

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 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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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
1,230 doctors shared insights

Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more