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Swimming River Accidently Swallowed Water Giardiasis
Yes: Giardia lives in freshwater streams and has been reported in colorado. However, giardia is not present in every river. Signs of giardiasis included bloating and diarrhea. It can be tested in stool samples and when the diagnosis is in doubt endoscopy can be performed. Giardia if present can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Inhaled/swallowed some pools water on accident today while swimming. Not much, burned sinuses. 16 y/o boy 10 hrs later no symptoms. Secondary drowning?
No, just as U said-: — inhaled chlorinated water. No symptoms later means all is fine. ...Read more
Hey today I fell in a river, a dirty one with rotten fish everywhere, and I swallowed a fair amount of water, will i be ok? Qua bacteria and stuff
Probably low risk: This certainly sounds unpleasant, and there may be a risk of infection, especially if the river is contaminated with human waste. But most such events don't cause any problem and there's not much that can be done now. Be on the alert for symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If none of these in the next few days, don't worry about it. ...Read more
Pool water: If the pool is properly maintained and the water properly treated, the liklihood of serious illness is minimal. If non-toilet trained infants/children are swimming, transmission of giardiasis, cryptosporidium and enteroviruses (echo virus and coxsackie virus) all causes of diarrheal illness is possible. ...Read more
Not at all: No worries at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Son, 5y, was swimming in Lake Mi today & swallow/choke on water due to lg waves. Late afternoon, he became cold & was coughing but stopped now. Worry?
I went swimming today and may have swallowed some water. Since then, I've felt some fatigue(which is normal)and some stomaches(not normal), am I okay?
Get a quick check up. if the water gets into your lungs, it could cause some injury which can affect your breathing and your oxygenation. And the fatigue may be an early symptom.
Getting checked in an urgent care center or emergency room is the best thing to do so you can prevent getting into worse problems. Tell your parents soon. ...Read more
Went swimming in very cold water a few days ago, since then it hurts to swallow very cold food or liquids. Thoughts?
See U PCP: For evaluation and treatnent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just went swimming at the beach and swallowed salt water now
I am coughing and have a sore throat. What should I do? I also have allergies n asthma
Time: There is nothing special to do for small volume salt water inhalation. Salt water can be irritating but your body/lungs and throat will be fine in a few hours. ...Read more
Yes: Need to be tested for many organisms. ...Read more
Bad idea: Swimmers in sewage-polluted water could contract any illness that is spread by ingestion. Be careful. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Have your nail sent for culture.Get a more detailed answer ›
In terms of pathogens, is it safer for kids to swim in a public pool or fresh water such as a river?
Pool: At least a public pool has chlorine in the water to suppress germ growth. I'm not fond of baby wading pools that permit kids in diapers free access. The river or lake has animal poo full of germs and parasites. ...Read more
Went swimming at the river and got bit by something and it swelled up and feels hot tried taking benadrill but it is still swelled up?
I do not perspire much. Yet this day I had rivers of perspiration & then i nearly passed out & was nauseous. Water didn't help, a sweet drink did.
Blood sugar issue?: Talk to your physician and get evaluated.... Hypoglycemia could cause such symptoms but is rare. ...Read more
Can being in woods and around water, rivers, etc. cause my nose to get stuffy and irritated? I felt like this the next day after being outdoors
Sewage has been spilling into the river we get our tap water from. E. Coli measured in river over 6 million per 100ml. Sick for 3 weeks now. Possible?
Sewage: See a doctor. You should-have your stool cultured and started on antibiotics as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hello, my family and I went swimming in the American River last weekend and my son has bumps on him that looks like bug bites. They are really itchy and the bumps are raised. Some bumps are close together and some are not. Each day for the pass wee
Swimmer's itch?: Or seabather's eruption. Both are similar in many respects, they cause red itchy bumps that may become vesicular, "small blisters". Treatment is focused on symptom control with antihistamines, anti itch lotions and topical steroids, with severe eruption oral steroids may be required. Spontaneous resolution often follows. ...Read more
I cliff jumped into a river and it felt like water shot into my ear. I have a lot of pain in my ear and sinus area. It is also muffled. What do I do?
No: Onchoceriasis, or River Blindness, is caused by a parasite that is treated with antibiotics. Baths have no role in the treatment. ...Read more
Two days ago I got a lot of water in my nose roughhousing with family in the Saint Lawrence river in New York. Can I have the brain eating amoeba?
Very unlikely: There were no case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in New York state between 19622016 ...Read more
Rash on my stomach that is raised red patches almost like red bumps, but are more patchy. Began after running by river & city water got weird smell.
Superficial skin: Infection? Strange that not entering the water or river could give you enough contact or exsposure to cause enough irritation on the skin to start infection. Or maybe this was a chemical irritant? But then you would think it should also be on any exposed skin. You need to see if it clears on its own. An OTC steriod cream might help. ...Read more
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