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Can u swim in river with stiches?

Can u swim in river with stiches?

It depends: If they're removable sutures, if the dressing is still on, or if there's a bond that will need to come off, the usual advice to keep things dry applies. Otherwise, i'm glad you enjoy swimming. ...Read more

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What is risk of waterskiing in a river?

What is risk of waterskiing in a river?

Water Skiing: Water skiing in a river may have risks of floating debris from trees or tree branches just under the surface of the water. It is best to know your environment before skiing in any area. ...Read more

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What are risks of river rafting in rockies?

What are risks of river rafting in rockies?

Bumps, scapes, sun: Since I have rafted many rivers including the poudre river (prounouced 'poo-der') in colorado many risks are assumed. First you may fall out of the raft and injure yourself so scapes/bruises are common. Helmets & life vests are standard on the poudre. The most common ailment is sunburn so wear lots of sunscreen >50spf and don't forget lip protection (>50spf). Always listen to your raft guide! ...Read more

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Can there be any medication for ross river or barmah disease?

Can there be any medication for ross river or barmah disease?

Ross River: This is caused by a virus in australia, transmitted by mosquitoes. Treatment is supportive, by keeping fever down until it takes its course. ...Read more

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What are risks from drinking out of a river like amazon or ganges?

What are risks from drinking out of a river like amazon or ganges?

Infection: Parasitic infection should be a concern when drinking from rivers or lakes. I recommend water purification tablets. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What can result from tubing or swimming in a river that is by a city that is possibly polluted?

Waterborne diseases: There is a possibility of waterborne chemicals, bacteria, parasites and viruses if the water is polluted. That can lead to infection or other health problems. ...Read more

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I received Seretide 50/200 from River East Supplies...affiliated with Canadadrugs.com The diskus came in a white GSK package but no foil was present.

Might not be: as effective, this foil protects against humidity which can affect the drug potency while stored, better call them for replacement or explanation ...Read more

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What are the risks of river rafting?

What are the risks of river rafting?

Drowning: River rafting risks can include drowning (especially with whitewater rafting). Some people have suffered from strokes or heart attacks when submerged in cold water. You may hit into or be pinned against rocks, logs or other large objects in the river. Objects in your boat may strike you if you flip. Infections, soft tissues issues, fractures, sprains or strains are possible. Know how to swim. ...Read more

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Can river blindness be deadly?

Can river blindness be deadly?

Not directly: While onchocerciasis can cause blindness due to obstruction of retinal vessels by the parasite but not direct death, the blind in third world countries are far more likely to succomb to hazards of life due to being blind and so their lifespan is diminished. ...Read more

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