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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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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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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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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

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Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Swimming Pool Water: Swimming pool water will not make your skin paler. Chlorine treated indoor swimming pools can cause asthma or other breathing problems in swimmers according to research from several sources. ...Read more

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What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

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

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Is it safe to go to a swimming pool with a verruca?

Is it safe to go to a swimming pool with a verruca?

For who?: Verruca (warts) are generally considered contageous and you could easily spread them to others. For the sake of the others, you should get them cleared up first. ...Read more

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Could I 'pop my cherry' jumping in a swimming pool?

Could I 'pop my cherry' jumping in a swimming pool?

I suppose: I guess you probably could but I never heard of such an anecdote. ...Read more

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

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

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After a mastectomy and reconstruction how soon can you go in a swimming pool?

After a mastectomy and reconstruction how soon can you go in a swimming pool?

As soon as...: Your incisions have healed completely, your drains are out, and you are cleared to do so by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could protect my skin from getting darker due to chlorinated swimming pool?

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

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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.

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

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Would if be okay to open your eyes underwater in a swimming pool?

Would if be okay to open your eyes underwater in a swimming pool?

Yes: Many people do. Wearing swimming goggles will provide better vision and make your eyes less irritated, however. ...Read more

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Can I lost weight with a swimming pool?

Yes: Swimming laps is good exercise but not for everyone. Pool aerobics/exercises give good workout, burn calories, don't stress ankles/ hips/knees. Just couple with sensible diet of lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, low-fat dairy, whole grains, portion control. ...Read more

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How soon after accupunture can you go in a swimming pool?

How soon after accupunture can you go in a swimming pool?

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

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Can you get herpes from someone who has it in the swimming pool?

Can you get herpes from someone who has it in the swimming pool?

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

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Why do people exhale before surface diving into a lake or swimming pool?

Why do people exhale before surface diving into a lake or swimming pool?

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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Why do you exhale before you do a surface dive in a lake or a swimming pool?

Why do you exhale before you do a surface dive in a lake or a swimming pool?

Exhaling?: I am not familiar with this. However, hyperventilation is sometimes done to extend underwater breath hold time. It can cause "Shallow water blackout" (loss of consciousness). Hyperventilation & subsequent underwater blackouts may lead to death. ...Read more

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Hi, can I swimming in the sea or swimming pool if I have cervicitis? Thank you.

Hi, can I swimming in the sea or swimming pool if I have cervicitis? Thank you.

Probably: If the inflammation of the cervix is chronic and infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea has been ruled out or treated. Yes you can swim and have intercourse. I would recommend not to swim with an active infection just as a precaution. ...Read more