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Is It Okay To Go Outside With Pinkeye
Depends on variables: Chickenpox is considered very contagious from a day or more before the first blister until they are all dry.Generally 6 days after eruption. Most would expel you from the work site if you showed up during the infectious period.After the infectious period is passed, no problem. ...Read more
Not best choice: Depending on severity of the cut and its state of healing, swimming in a freshly-chlorinated pool may be safe, but still irritating (and thereby potentially more scarring) for a not-yet-sealed cut. In a dirty pool, hot tub, or river/lake/ocean there are many nasty bacteria that could potentially cause an infection and a much worse problem and scar. Wait until healed, and use a high spf sunscreen! ...Read more
70 degree heat: Sounds safe enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any age...: There is nothing inherently unsafe at a beach/pool if you are conscious of environment.No submerging until the cord has dried and fallen off. Be conscious of temperature (of water and air) because younger babies have harder time maintaining body temp. Avoid direct sun exposure. How crowded is the environment if your child hasn't gotten first set of vaccines (2mos) yet. all things to consider... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ringworm: The term ringworm or ringworms refers to fungal infections that are on the surface of the skin. The name is derived from the early belief that the infection was due to a worm, which it is not. Ringworm is a fungal infection in the skin. Nevertheless, the name ringworm remains. Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person by contact with infected skin areas or by sharing combs etc. ...Read more
Is it okay to put a tapon if spotting? Im goin to the pools or lake i think but i want to get inside the water. Is that okay?
Have to swim for a school thing. There's chlorine in the water, is it safe for me to swim or will it cause breathing problems?
Never ok : Anytime you shower with contacts you take a big chance. Water filtration may have broken down and microbes , trophozoites might be in water. Water source might be well water. If you get an amoeba infection you could lose your eye. Since contacts hold onto larger objects like bacteria they increase the likelihood if an infection vs showering in the same water without contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably OK.: Is it the intensity of sound you are concerned about? If so, i believe the baby is well insulated from the stress of high decibel impact. However, it is hard to know for certain, because few studies have been done. There is a cdc study re: prolonged fetal exposure to high decibel sound in working women but the only negative effects were found in women with the additional risk factor of standing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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