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Using A Public Swimming Pool
No: Not if the pool is adequately chlorinated. ...Read more
3mo old: Firstly public pools are the worst when it comes to contamination. I would suggest that you wait till 6mo of age. ...Read more
Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk. ...Read more
I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?
If the pool is maintained well then the chlorine or other chemicals in the water will protect you from any disease organisms.
If you have any questions about a particular pool seek out the pool manager and ask for the test results of the water. These have to be done on a regular basis to check for water quality. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Can trich be contracted in a public swimming pool? What is treatment for trich that is resistant to medication? What pain does trich cause untreated?
Not likely: An untreated pond (/"swimming hole")...Maybe...But you would see it all over the news if dozens of women got mystery trich. As to resistance, switch to different medicine. Untreated can cause "mystery" low abdominal pains--kinda non-descript and vague discomfort in low abdomen. ...Read more
Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more
Harsh on your skin: Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance of skin cells, destroying the fluid balance, resulting in dried out, dead cells. This in turn leads to dry, peeling skin, which makes the surface of the skin appear shiny. Make sure to apply moisturizer after being in a chlorine pool. ...Read more
I suppose: I guess you probably could but I never heard of such an anecdote. ...Read more
Regardless of: Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more
Not at all: No worries at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
As soon as...: Your incisions have healed completely, your drains are out, and you are cleared to do so by your surgeon. ...Read more
Can you tell me how I could protect my skin from getting darker due to chlorinated swimming pool?
Skin care: Apply a strong SPF sunscreen at least half an hour before entering the pool. Insure that chlorine is well washed from skin with warm water and soap. Use moisturizers liberally. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more
What does it mean when a 2 year old has a green color discharge? It is it is green a can of stringy. This just start like yesterday. This just start like yesterday after being in a swimming pool.
? vaginal discharge: 2-year-olds can develop vaginal discharge from foreign material entering vagina. This can be stool or some small object like a bead or a bean. Thus not necessarily related to swimming pool. Dr. Gundlach has beautifully outlined discharges from other openings. Suggest you see a pediatric urologist, pediatric surgeon or pediatric gynecologist if a persistent vaginal discharge. ...Read more
Avoid cold and: Exercise for a minimum of 4 hours. I ask my patients not to do physical workouts or to get physically cold for the remainder of the day. ...Read more
Herpes Transmission: Herpes is spread by direct skin to skin contact. Unlike a flu virus that you can get through the air, herpes spreads by direct contact, that is, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Sometimes those who know they are infected spread the virus between outbreaks, when no signs or symptoms are present. This is called "asymptomatic transmission.". ...Read more
I don't know why: People would exhale prior to breaking into the water. There are people who hyperventilate to extend breath hold capacity. This isn't safe as it can cause one to blackout underwater. ...Read more
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