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Can i swim in a chlorinated pool with sun burn?

Can i swim in a chlorinated pool with sun burn?

Sun burn: You could, but if severe i would give it a little time. ...Read more

Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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Should i go swimming the ocean or pool with a burn blister?

Should i go swimming the ocean or pool with a burn blister?

Skin = Protection: The skin is our best barrier to infection. Whenever there is an opening in the skin, the risk on infection is increased. It is better to wait for your skin to heal before exposing it to new injury and contamination. Keep it clean. ...Read more

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Can you swim in a public swimming pool with an std?

Can you swim in a public swimming pool with an std?

STDs: The reason they are named stds is that they are sexually transmitted, so unless you are having sex in the public swimming pool (and this really happens), this is very very unlikely. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could swimming in salt water help with balanitis or BV vaginal infection?

Could swimming in salt water help with balanitis or BV vaginal infection?

Not likely: No swimming in salt water will not help BV or balanitis. Antimicrobials and good hygiene will. ...Read more

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How can you shower with severe abrasions?

How can you shower with severe abrasions?

Abrasions: If the abrasions are dirty/ contaminated - may need to use some force to remove this and then flush well with water. If the abrasions are clean - you may wish to use a gentler stream and would avoid water that is very hot. ...Read more

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Could i clean the road rash (abrasions) with hot water?

Could i clean the road rash (abrasions) with hot water?

Yes: Best to use a good soap and water , then apply Neosporin and cover to keep from drying out. All will heal in time, often without scarring. Keep riding. ...Read more

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Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Yes: There are three ways to handle this: 1. Don't wear anything. 2. Wear contact lenses with swim goggles over them. 3. Get a pair of prescription swim goggles. ...Read more

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Can I swim in a public pool with open herpes sores?

Can I swim in a public pool with open herpes sores?

Yes: People likely swim in swimming pools while having new herpes sores, all over the world. Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be any news reports of outbreaks of herpes related to swimming in pools. ...Read more

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Ocean swimming with 2nd degree burn?

Ocean swimming with 2nd degree burn?

No: Personally would not recommend it.A/ will likely hurt. B/ all kind of bacteria, infectious risks. Wait until its healed. ...Read more

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Can you swim in a public pool with poison ivy?

Can you swim in a public pool with poison ivy?

Would not: While poison ivy is not contagious from one person to another the chlorine in the pool maybe burn your skin. If you have any sores wait till they heal. ...Read more

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Can you damage eye with water squirt from toy water gun?

Can you damage eye with water squirt from toy water gun?

Irritation: It can irritate the eye, so you may notice some redness of the white of the eye. The force from a squirt gun is not enough pressure to cause any other problems. If the water was dirty, there is risk of infection. Just keep an eye on it and if there is pain or drainage, see doc. ...Read more

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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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Can we go swimming in a chlorinated pool or in the ocean with a bleeding hemorhoid?

You have already: Received medical advice. However, from the perspective of a former life guard - we ask people not to swim in public pools with any open lesions. ...Read more

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2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

Do not recommend : That. First off any burn would burn more in salt....SSD cream is very good for burns. Burn wounds can be dangerous. Must keep a close eye for infection. Tetanus history should be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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Can a child with molluscum swim in a pool without infecting other people?

Can a child with molluscum swim in a pool without infecting other people?

Yes: Per the red book which is published by the american academy of pediatrics, "molluscum contagiosum should not prevent a child from attending child care or school or from swimming in public pools. When possible, lesions not covered by clothing should be covered by a watertight bandage.". ...Read more

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Can u swim in river with stiches?

Can u swim in river with stiches?

When did you get: them? Although you can get most sutures wet after 48 hours - that does not mean it is ok to keep them immersed. It you still have external stitches in place- swimming in a river might increase chance of infection. it is usually recommend that you avoid swimming until the sutures have been removed. ...Read more

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What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

Eye irritation: Chlorine is an eye irritant. It can create a mild chemical burn on the skin covering the white of the eye (conjunctiva) and the clear window of the eye (cornea). Although it is not dangerous, it is very uncomfortable. If you have sensitive eyes or are at a pool with a high chlorine level, wear swim goggles or a mask. ...Read more

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