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Doctor insights on: Swimmers Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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How do you treat swimmers itch?

Swimmer's Itch: There are many causes of skin rashes following swimming. Treatment depends on the cause. Swimmer's itch is a parasitic infection from exposure to contaminated freshwater & is treated with praziquantel. Seabather's eruption is a reaction to tiny jellyfish larvae in saltwater & is treated symptomatically. Reactions to irritants or allergens in water are other causes. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Itching Skin: Yes. It can. Uv light may treat many problems that cause itching skin. So can medicated shampoos used as a soap once or twice after this kind of irritation. ...Read more

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What the best nutrition system for swimmers ?

What the best nutrition system for swimmers ?

Textbook : I am happy you are a successful athlete but you keep asking us questions that are so broad they would take a book to respond. We only have 400 characters here. Perhaps you should find other source for these important but lengthy answers. ...Read more

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What does swimmers itch look like?

What does swimmers itch look like?

Swimmer's Itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl. ...Read more

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Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend anyone swim alone at the beach there are too many unpredictable factors from cramps to riptides etc no one should swim alone too many people drown every year. ...Read more

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How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

Routine: If you develop the proper routine and swim 4 - 6 hours per day as they do (on a slow day) you might develop those. However, if you seek training advice from a coach or work out with the master's swimming program in your area, you will see changes. Workout includes distance, sprints, intervals, and multiple strokes. 3 - 5 days per week @ 30 - 60 mins depending on your goals. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I'm asking about healthy nutrition system for swimmers ? Cause I'm professional swimmer in egypt's national team and how can I recover my muscle fast

I'm asking about healthy nutrition system for swimmers ? Cause I'm professional swimmer in egypt's national team and how can I recover my muscle fast

Eating.: Number one, and well-established by research, is Total Energy (calories !). 600 calories/hr. Michael Phelps 8 hrs a day... about 5000 calories. Barely enough because you also burn off 10x wt (lbs, sorry) at baseline.. .about another 1000 calories. Protein next most important, and must have all amino acids. Hard with plant protein, easy with meat. Others are useless/banned/dangerous ...Read more

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