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How To Do An Open Turn While Swimming
Eye irritation: Chlorine is an eye irritant. It can create a mild chemical burn on the skin covering the white of the eye (conjunctiva) and the clear window of the eye (cornea). Although it is not dangerous, it is very uncomfortable. If you have sensitive eyes or are at a pool with a high chlorine level, wear swim goggles or a mask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I avoid swimming in a public salt water pool when having an active lichen sclerosis flare with an open lesion?
CELLULITIS: Yes, to avoid Cellulitis (a superficial skin infection ), that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil or underlying skin lesion. I also would suggest getting retested for food and environmental allergies by blood and skin testing . Evaluation for RA /LUPUS and IMMUNE SYSTEM is also warranted. ...Read more
1 week ago I fractured my finger and snapped the tendon. There is also an open wound. I have a plastic splint - am I able to go swimming?
NO: NO NO NO You need close observation by your DR. ...Read more
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.
Subscience: Most advice about "what to eat and not to eat" is subscience. I'm a swimmer and looked around online for the origin of this tale -- it turned out to be warning not to be drunk or eat something that will make you pass a lot of intestinal gas or that adds a lot of weight just before a competitive swim meet. The tale about not eating before a recreational swim doesn't seem evidence-based. ...Read more
Yes: This site will let you figure out how much: http://www.Swimmingcalculator.Com/swim_calories_calculator.Php. ...Read more
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Yes: Swimming is a fantastic nonweightbearing exercise that is easy on the joints and will put your heart to work. Variation in endurance and speed training will help you burn the most calories for weight loss. Joining a swim group to help push you and get you into a routine also a good idea. Effective weight loss comes from a combination of both diet and exercise so don't forget the diet part. ...Read more
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