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Ringworm And Swimming Pools
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Not likely: Ringworm or tinea is caused by a fungus known as a dermatophyte. It lives on human and animal skin. It prefers moist areas of skin, but can grow anywhere on the body. It can be acquired by direct contact with infected skin of animals or humans. The dermatophyte does not live in water so it is unlikely that you would get it from swimming.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I assume you are using a topical antifungal for the ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin and not actually a worm despite the name). If you are using a topical treatment and are swimming right after you normally apply the medication, wait until after swimming and then apply to avoid it being washed off before it has penetrated the skin. If it is a pill, swimming will have no effect.
I believe I have contracted a ringworm from a public swimming pool a week ago. Everyday it gets more pus inside of it, surrounding the ringworm?
Doctor can evaluate: Ringworm on the skin is a fungal infection of the surface of the skin, called a Tinea corporis infection. It generally does not get pus inside it. A pus-forming infection more often has bacteria as the cause. Thus, a doctor should look at the skin problem and offer a diagnosis and treatment.
If I have ringworm can I go swimming? I have had it for about 2 weeks now, I've kept it covered with an anti fungal cream every day. It is faint now.
Yes: You are unlikely to contaminate the pool or transmit the infection to anybody else.
My son has ringworm on his scalp. He has been taking Terbinafine for 9 days. Can he go swimming in our salt water pool?
Ok: swimming is ok but he should continue his medication and follow up by his doctor.
Can I go swimming if I have ringworm and am on a topical antifungal cream and antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor?
Think contracted ringworm from couch at son house who watched friend cat, not from swimming pool. Your opinion. Used anti fungal on couch, cushions put in sunshine, and used diatomaceous earth prior to sleeping on it?
Ringworm: Sounds goodGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Poliovirus is transmitted by fecal-hand-oral contamination or by pharyngeal spread. Entry is via the oral route. If the pool is not well chlorinated the virus can persist in the water and possibly infect someone who has not been immunized. Immunization is very effective in preventing spread. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!See 1 more doctor answer
Minimal: In a properly maintained public bathing facility, the biggest health risk is athletes foot from the locker room. However, if someone in the pool has bad diarrhea, for example, it is possible to get a nasty e. Coli infection from drinking the water. Similarly, if you are immunocompromised, it's possible to get things like legionarres disease from the moist air. But generally it's really safe.See 1 more doctor answer
Describe symptoms: Please tell us what actually bothers you. The chlorine in pools acts as irritants and not allergens but there is no way to answer your question without knowing what actually ails you.
Can rabies spread through swimming pools if a rabid dog drinks water from the pool or swims in it?
No: No, rabies is not transmitted this way.
Does the chlorine in pools aggravate asthma? I seem to get asthma attacks more when swimming than when doing other exercise.
Chlorine in pools: Yes, chlorine in pools can definitely be a chemical irritant not only for asthma, but also for nasal and sinus conditions and can lead to sinusitis that also can trigger asthma. So it's potentially a problem two ways. A lot of pools are being converted to salt water mixes that require a lot fewer chemicals. If you own the pool, you could check into that. It never hurts to bring up the possibility.See 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I am suffering from urticaria for last 3 years...and probably this occurred due to Chlorine present in swimming pools...I masturbate thrice a d?
Trichamonads: Trichomoniasis is the most common curable STI found in young, sexually active women. The parasite is spread through sexual contact. Women can get it by having penis-to-vagina intercourse with an infected man or vulva-to-vulva contact with an infected woman. Men usually get it only from infected women. It can be present in swimming pools or hot tubs.
Currently treating vaginal fungal infection with clatrimazole (?), can I go swimming in pools or sea? How long to wait? I'm on holiday, I want to enjoy!
OK to swim: This doesn't need to interfere with swimming or any other holiday activity (except maybe vaginal sex!). If you're having significant external genital symptoms (e.g. labial or vulvar irritation and itching), some vigorous physical activities (e.g. biking, running, etc) might be a bit uncomfortable, but not harmful. Just use the medication as directed and do whatever isn't bothersome.
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