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Doctor insights on: Open Water Swimming Tips Techniques

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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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I went swimming and my ears got blocked with water . I tried some techniques of removing but none worked so I bought eardrops and my ear is blocked?

I went swimming and my ears got blocked with water . I tried some techniques of removing but none worked  so I bought eardrops and my ear is blocked?

Swimmer's ear?: The water is trapped because of the surface tension keeping the water in. Try a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol. If this does not work, you will need to see your doctor about it. Do note that many long-term swimmers and surfers developed protrusions in the ear canals which may impede water drainage. When severe, they may need to be surgically removed). ...Read more

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Can water be trapped in jaw from swimming?

Can water be trapped in jaw from swimming?

Not to my knowledge: I'm curious what prompted this question. I can't think of a circumstance under which water during swimming (as opposed to diving) would be trapped in the jaw. If you could be more specific regarding the symptoms you have and what you've experienced, it would be most helpful. ...Read more

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Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Swimming Pool Water: Swimming pool water will not make your skin paler.Chlorine treated indoor swimming pools can cause asthma or other breathing problems in swimmers according to research from several sources. ...Read more

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Will swimming in lake water will hurt my fetus?

Will swimming in lake water will hurt my fetus?

Doubtful: The only way i could see any downside to this is if you picked up a parasite in the lake and got sick.That would not hurt baby directly but might make you struggle for a while.The disadvantage with lakes and ponds comes from the wildlife that comes close to drink. They often drop a little stool in the process and this spreads giardia and e coli. ...Read more

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Does being in swimming in water effect my laryngitis?

Does being in swimming in water effect my laryngitis?

It might: If you already have the laryngitis. Swimming requires cellular energy and if that is compromised your immunity could be affected. ...Read more

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Is swimming good for babies? What about the pool water?

Is swimming good for babies? What about the pool water?

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 more

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Can constant swimming in chlorine water be bad for you?

Can constant swimming in chlorine water be bad for you?

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