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Doctor insights on: Using A Public Swimming Pool

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My baby is 3 months old. When can I take her to a public swimming pool ?

My baby is 3 months old. When can I take her to a public swimming pool ?

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

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After visiting a public swimming pool I caught a cold. How can I shorten the time of recovery?

After visiting a public swimming pool I caught a cold. How can I shorten the time of recovery?

Rest, Fluids: Decongestant tablets. Zinc sulfate lozenges may help. Time is your best ally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract any skin diseases when in a public swimming pool?

Is it possible to contract any skin diseases when in a public swimming pool?

No: 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

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How likely is it to get an infection from swimming in a public swimming pool?

How likely is it to get an infection from swimming in a public swimming pool?

Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk. ...Read more

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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?

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?

DO NO: Do not go to the public swimming pool. It prob will be very irritating to the herpes outbreak you are experiencing. The chemicals in public pools are high concentration ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Can a poison oak rash be transmitted through a public swimming pool?

Can a poison oak rash be transmitted through a public swimming pool?

No: Poison Oak is caused by an allergic contact reaction to the chemical urushiol which is found in the leaves. It cannot be transmitted in a pool or by skin to skin contact once the chemical is no longer on your skin (after washing). ...Read more

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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?

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