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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?
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
Can not hear out of my right ear after swimming please help i went swimming, then about 2 hours later i used a q tip because i hear water sloshing around, my hearing became instantly muffled, there was no pain involved and 3 days later its still muffled w
The : The external ear canal is a long and narrow tube that ends in the eardrum. Earwax is usually produced in the mid-section, and generally comes out slowly with the growth of ear canal skin. Water from swimming or shower can enter the ear canal inadvertantly. If the ear canal is completely clean, this water will most likely evaporate spontanously over the next few hours. However, if there is already some earwax (cerumen) in the ear, the water can get trapped in the earwax. Earwax is typically found in the ear in a dehydrated state, and exposure to water can make it re-hydrate and expand. This will then lead to a further sensation of blockage. If attempt is made to use q-tips, the earwax could often be pushed further in, and complete blockage of the ears can result. Your best bet at this point is to remove the earwax and liquid in order to restore your hearing and prevent infection. This could be accomplished by over the counter peroxide-based ear washing systems. Alternatively, your doctor can remove this for you in the office and determone if any further treatments and medications are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on reason: I find infants/toddlers/kids do well in the water and enjoy the process when used as a a fun activity. Parents need to understand that it must be closely supervised and kids warned never to go near water unless an adult is with them. Swimming "lessons" are a problem when uses as a "safety" measure in children. You can NEVER drown proof a kid,ever, with lessons and I don't suggest them before 4y. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
Irritant: Irritating to skin, hair, eyes, maybe lungs. I would rather swim in a chlorinated pool than one that wasn't- decreases infections. ...Read more
I have 2 perforated eardrums and got water in both from swimming should i use some of my left over eardrops it feels as if water is in there still?
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