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Doctor insights on: How To Do An Open Turn While Swimming

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What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

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 more

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Should I avoid swimming in a public salt water pool when having an active lichen sclerosis flare with an open lesion?

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

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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.

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.

No, not OK: You definitely should stay out of public swimming pools until this problem is healed. Although chorination provides some prevention for others, it cannot protect against the large amount of contamination expected from this kind of wound. You must not put others at risk. ...Read more

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Can i loose wait from swimming?

Can i loose wait from swimming?

Fat to Muscle: You may loose some weight but you will primarily turn fat into muscle. This is a healthy thing to do and the number on the scale may be about the same but you will be in better health and that will radiate out to others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming when I catch cold?

Can I go swimming when I catch cold?

Depends: Although you have a cold, it should not necessarily stop you from swimming. Are you real fatigued? That might be more of a problem than congestion etc. ...Read more

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Does swimming help a person get taller?

Does swimming help a person get taller?

No: There is no exercise, yoga, diet or med that makes you taller than your genetic potential. Once your growth centers close (16-17 in women) you cannot grow taller. ...Read more

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Is swimming in a pool every day dangerous?

No: There is no convincing evidence to show that swimming every day is dangerous or hazardous to your health. ...Read more

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What are the five foods not to eat before swimming?

What are the five foods not to eat before swimming?

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

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Does swimming make you taller? how can i get taller?

Does swimming make you taller? how can i get taller?

NO: Swimming will not make you taller but exercise is very good for you and your heart. Your height is genetically programmed by your parents genes and your nutritional status. Wear taller shoes. ...Read more

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Is it ok i lose a fair amount of weight from swimming?

Is it ok i lose a fair amount of weight from swimming?

Yes: This site will let you figure out how much: http://www.Swimmingcalculator.Com/swim_calories_calculator.Php. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's ok to go swimming with a minor scrape?

Wondering if it's ok to go swimming with a minor scrape?

Yes: The scab protects you. Especially if it's open-water swimming, after you're done swimming, wash the scrape off carefully to remove any debris that may have stuck. ...Read more

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Can anyone lose a good amount of weight by just swimming?

Can anyone lose a good amount of weight by just swimming?

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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Please advise if it's ok to wear a pad/liner while swimming?

Please advise if it's ok to wear a pad/liner while swimming?

No: This would allow vaginal discharge/ blood to seep into water. You could use a tampon or a menstrual cup when you swim. ...Read more