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What should I do if I drank contaminated water?

What should I do if I drank contaminated water?

Don't do it again!: Once you've consumed contaminated water, there's nothing you can do to take it back & keep from getting sick (if you drank enough & it was dirty enough to cause illness). All you can do is wait. Sorry! ...Read more

Dr. William Ritchie
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I drank contaminated water, what should I espect now?

Nothing.: If you become ill, see a doctor. But you did not say what the contamination is, so the best advice can't be given. ...Read more

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What do I do if I just drank contaminated water on accident?

What do I do if I just drank contaminated water on accident?

Call poison control: It depends on what it is contaminated with, but in general with any kind of accidental poisoning i would suggest calling poison control at 1-800-222-1222. With water specifically, you might consider your local health department as well. ...Read more

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If drank contaminated water, how can I make sure I don't get sick?

If drank contaminated water, how can I make sure I don't get sick?

Don't do it again!: Once you've consumed contaminated water, there's nothing you can do to take it back & keep from getting sick (if you drank enough & it was dirty enough to cause illness). All you can do is wait. Sorry! ...Read more

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How can I treat cryptosporidium I drank contaminated water?

How can I treat cryptosporidium I drank contaminated water?

Symptomatic ally: Usually only over-the-counter stuff is needed. Your pharmacist can help you. ...Read more

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What are effects of drinking of contaminated water?

It depends: on what is contaminating the water: bacteria, chemical agents, etc... ...Read more

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What illnesses are brought about by drinking contaminated water?

What illnesses are brought about by drinking contaminated water?

Several: Contaminated water, especially with human excrement, can cause several illnesses, many of which are still seen in the developing world. Some examples include polio, cholera, giardia, etc. Tapeworm infections may also be spread in this manner. ...Read more

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What type of health risks can arise from drinking lead contaminated water over in Asian lake?

What type of health risks can arise from drinking lead contaminated water over in Asian lake?

The amount you would: The amount you injest over a brief period of time would be very small, unless it was the effluent from a smelting plant. Long term use would be another matter, but less harmful if you are older, rather than for children.. ...Read more

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Could Scarlet fever be contracted by drinking contaminated water?

Could Scarlet fever be contracted by drinking contaminated water?

Contagious: The bacteria that causes scarlet fever can be spread through nasal or throat fluids by sneezing or coughing. If there is a child with scarlet fever or strep throat, other people should avoid sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils with the infected child. Washing hands is very important to minimize infectious spread. Public water sources should not be a source of infection. ...Read more

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What are the effects of ingesting contaminated water?

What are the effects of ingesting contaminated water?

Depends: It depends on what is in the water, but it can be deadly and contaminated water is one of the greatest public health risks worldwide with millions dyings annually from the effects of contimated water sources. ...Read more