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This is the closest: Response I could find to your questions -& I reviewed a number of articles. Dr. Ben Waggoner has studied this & indicated that they are only in a cyst form when out of water. I encourage you to read his submission on Quora. REF: https://www. Quora. Com/Is-it-possible-for-Naegleria-Fowleri-to-survive-outside-water ...Read more
Http://www. Firewifelife. Com/false_labels_naegleria. The link says N.Fowleri is misdiagnosed in most cases. Is this true since it seems well researched?
Problem: Not diagnos:
The problem is it is not readly diagnosed. It is well described on the CDC web site:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/general. Html
One important point from the website:
It is not clear. Several drugs are effective against Naegleria fowleri in the laboratory. However, their effectiveness is unclear since almost all infections have been fatal, even when people were treated with similar drug Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis ...Read more
Oregon resident. Use tapwater for neti pot daily. Found out about n. Fowleri. Should I be worried? Will switch to bottled water but afraid.
Don't fret: There have been ZERO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri I Oregon from 1962 to 2016. Although very rare - N fowleri is usually found in southern states. ...Read more
Changed my pressure reducer regulator to my home water came out of the pipes into dirt on ground turn to mud and got in the pipe could this n fowleri?
Think rare.: In the US over the last 50 years, there have been about 130 cases of Naegleria Fowleri induced primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. "Naegleria fowleri can grow in public and private water tanks and pipes, especially where little or no disinfectant (like chlorine or chloramine) is present. It can also grow in the pipes and water heaters of homes and buildings." ...Read more
Neti pots? To use or no? What's the risk? Been reading about n.fowleri meningoencephalitis in my board review books...I use one and boil the h20
Neti pots can be: Very beneficial. The issue is that sterile water or premixed packs should be used. Boiled water (which is than cooled) should be safe. In 2011 there were two case reports in Louisiana in which people who used tap water in neti pots & where N. fowleri was found in their home water supply developed Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri. The risk if VERY low. ...Read more
What is the incubation period of n fowleri? Why do some sites say 1-7 and others go up to 15 days? Seems most cases are 7 or less when symp show
N. fowleri: CDC states Sx's start 1-9 days (median 5 days) AFTER EXPOSURE. People usually die 1-18 days (median 5 days) AFTER START of SYMPTOMS. These are two different statstics. Because there have only been 143 cases in the US between 1962 & 2017 - new cases may make slight changes in overall stats. There have even been some recent survivors! REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/illness. Html ...Read more
I was out riding my atv yesterday when I went through some mud puddles got a lil water in nose today feel lil sick. N fowleri? 60 degrees yesterday here
Not likely.: There have been 8 cases of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis reported in Calfornia between 1962 & 2016. It is quite rare. This meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures, ...Read more
I need help I think every rare disease is around all the time Hantavirus, Naegleria Fowleri, botulism I have open wounds can you get n fowleri that way?
No: Naegleri Fowleri is transmitted when infected water goes up the nose. ...Read more
Can you get n fowleri from shower water? I accidentally got some water in my nose while showering and I'm extremely concerned! Only a small amount H2O
No worries: In real life, a Naegleria fowleri infection does not happen that way... unless you are the unluckiest person on the planet. So, no worries. ...Read more
N fowleri- got a bit of tap water in nose- but blew it out multiple times, is it possible to blow too hard and it goes back up nose?
N. fowleri: There have only been eight case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of Arizona from 1962 to 2016. So this is incredibly rare. It is extraordinarily rare for it to be in municiple water systems. You will like be fine. ...Read more
I gargled using bottled water and salt. I chocked and it came out my nose. Wpuld this pose a risk for n.fowleri? Says purified on bottle.
No: N. fowleri should not be found in bottled/ purified water. ...Read more
I have 2 perforated eardrums and my specialist says they won't heal on own and surgery is a risk of holes comin back my concern is infection n Fowleri?
Very unlikely: Naeglaria fowleri is an amoeba that can cause certain rare and often deadly brain infections. This is contracted by contaminated water entering the nose. Water contamination through perforated eardrums can cause infection (draining ear), but this is typically with common bacteria like pseudomonas and is usually easily treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more
2xs this week I choked while gargling tap water and it came out my nose. Should I be worried about N fowleri. Very scared and cried. Would blowing nose after crying help remove any aeomeba?
The chance of: Contracting Naegleria fowleri in tap water is quite low. Why so worried about this organism? ...Read more
If n fowleri was present in tap water (unlikely I know), would simply getting it in your nose from the shower be enough to infect?
N. Fowleri: There have been 8 case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Arizona between 1962 and 2016. It is extremely rare. The reference shows the number of cases of PAM related to potable water exposure - very, very few. REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/graphs. Html ...Read more
Picking nose after rinsing hands in sink at home in Baltimore. Is it safe? Concerned about N. Fowleri?
Naegleria fowleri...: ...is a parasite that lives in fresh water ponds. It can cause fatal encephalitis (brain infection), getting into the brain via the nose. There are only 1-2 cases a year in the entire US, all of them in people who have gone swimming in ponds or lakes in the south, usually polluted ones. There has never been a case from tap water or as result of nose picking. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
What's chances of N Fowleri from water up nose in shower as I've been having mild headaches and I've also been on Keflex for other issues?
Unlikely: Unless your shower water comes untreated from a pond, lake, river, or hot spring. Even then, pretty rare. There have only been 30 cases in the USA since 2001. ...Read more
Can you be infected with N. Fowleri by getting splashed in the face on a jet ski? Never went under or in, was in deep water on 82 degree lake.
N. fowleri: There have only been eight case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in South Carolina from 1962 to 2016. The chance of getting this infection is very, very low. ...Read more
N. Fowleri brain eating amoeba from indoor dust? Earlier today I was playing on the carpet with my kids and was face down on carpet. Freaking out now.
Not to wrry: Naegleria fowleri is transmitted in water. This scenario poses no risk for it. ...Read more
Can you get N. fowleri amoeba, blowing your nose (wet hands outdoors) & your wet finger breaking tissue & going up into your nose?
N. fowleri: There has only been ONE case-report of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of Mississippi from 1962 to 2016. The chance of getting PAM would be very, very, very low. ...Read more
At what water temperature are you most likely to be infected with N. Fowleri? Went swimming in Vermont, got water up my nose. Water Temp. 72 F
At higher temps: N fowleri is a parasite that lives in temperatures of 30 to 45 Celsius. 30C is 86 Fahrenheit, so you are not likely to have been infected ...Read more
N Fowleri- Online said it can be found in tap water, is this true? Would getting a bit of water in the nose from a shower cause infection? Worried!
Not from tap water:
The so-called brain eating amoebae are a problem if one gets into a pond or lake that has the organisms in it. There are no known cases of infection from tap water in the US.
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Live in Austin TX. Fell off raft in Lake Austin and head went under. Scared of n fowleri. Day 3 only have mild ache in sinus around nose. No other sym?
Does not sound: Like N. fowleri infection which causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures & death. You would be quite ill if you had N fowleri infection. ...Read more
How hard does water have to be forced up the nose for the brain eating amoeba n fowleri to infect you?
Agree with Dr. Liang: There have been no reports that excessive force is needed for N fowleri to be transmitted. ...Read more
Used jet ski and pinched nose hard when I fell in a couple times, 4 days ago. Today have sinusitis symptoms. Fear of N fowleri, is nose pinching enough?
May have stricture: You have caused some sort of stricture following the trauma to your nose. You need to see an ENT physician ...Read more
Can N fowleri be found in city tap water? Would bathing/showering be a risk if some water got in the nose?
No, but...: Many things are possible in life. The chances of catching brain-eating amoeba from tap water in the U.S. is so unlikely that the answer is "no". If the water's chlorination or disinfection became inadequate, it's possible that Naegleria could survive in that water. The level of chlorination needs to remain high enough all the way to one's tap, as Naegleria cysts are somewhat resistant to chlorine. ...Read more
Hypochondriac. Now worried about N fowleri after having water splashed on my face by jet ski on the 4th. Not sure if any went in nose. Ease my mind pl?
High anxiety: Anxiety/irrational concerns are taking a toll on you. Obsessive thinking, what-if worrying is exhausting and time consuming. Check with your pcp so you know your concern is unfounded. Then see a therapist or psychiatrist for an evaluation and help. Anxiety is treatable. Hope this helps you. ...Read more
Had perianal abscess surgery two holes now by my anus said I need sitz bath then to repack wound. I have well water worried N. Fowleri infection wound?
Here are some...: The surface of an open wound always harbors some environmental bacteria or yeasts, but which would not make us sick since it is open to air with no way to get into the body but out of body through sitz bath with/without whirlpool to cleanse the wound with some debridement effect to facilitate wound healing. So, it is okay. More? Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Bad pain in left nostril, way up. Pain in upper teeth, all the way to left ear. No congestion. "popping" pain in left nostril. N. Fowleri?
I am scared I have n.fowleri. Jumped into a New York lake 10 days ago (8/26). I have excess burping, stomach pain, and ear pain, sometimes a headache.
Relax: Between 1962 & 2016 there have been NO sase-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of New York. The symptoms are very severe. REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/state-map. Html ...Read more