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Vomiting After Swimming
I have low sodium and high ferritin levels. Symptoms: dizziness, blacked out once, headaches, tiredness, vomiting after swimming. What's the reason (s)?
Unclear: Really need more info. You should see your doctor and have a full evaluation. ...Read more
What would cause body aches and fever like symptoms without a fever or vomiting for 3 nights starting around 5-6 every night after swimming one night?
My DC complained of stomach ache and then threw up after swimming. She only threw up once, now she is sleeping fine- should I be worried?
Watch: As long as she has been well since with no further vomiting or breathing difficulties she should be fine. Any idea what was vomited? All the best. ...Read more
My 5 year old went swimming yesterday for a lesson and told me she had drunk a lot of the water. She has been vomiting/sleep on and off for 12hours.
Consider being seen: If she is having trouble keeping things down, she may need to be seen for hydration; Gatorade or pedialyte can help. Sounds like a gastroenteritis which can occur in swallowing swim water with contamination or she might have just picked up a viral infection in the community. Hope she gets feeling better! ...Read more
How serious is "fluid in the "ear in adults not caused by swimming. Symptoms are nausea vomiting, and problems with equillibrium, can it be cured.
Vertigo: It sounds like vertigo to me. Your doctor should be able to help. It should not last forever. You should be treated and be better soon. ...Read more
I inhaled a bunch of water while swimming and coughed al little the vomited. Do you think I still have lingering water in my lungs?
Hard to say: It would be hard to say with so little information. It is certainly possible to aspirate water into your lungs, or if you vommitted a lot more may have gone into your stomach. If you have a significant shortness of breath, residual cough, chest pain, or resolution of any symptoms I would not hesitate to be seen for exam and possibly radiologic workup. ...Read more
Frequency: Urinary frequency is usually a sign of a UTI or overactive bladder (urge incontinence). You did not mention if the frequency happens a few days after or immediately after swimming. If it happens immediately after swimming, the effect of running water or even swimming, in some women, causes a physiologic reaction to have the urge to urinate. Otherwise, check for a possible urinary infection. ...Read more
Bleeding: From nose is never normal, you could have some minor problem need to be corrected, speak to your doctor for ENT Surgeon referral. ...Read more
You skin tone will return to the baseline naturally.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Swimming/ sun: Not if you are deconditioned or you had excessive exposure to the sun. ...Read more
Moderate sunburn on both of boobs after swimming in an indoor pool is this normal. I was wearing a tankini. Swimming for about an hour.?
What medicine should I use for lips itching after swimming? It hurts so much. I had this once and I didn't know what to use to make it go away.
Lip itching: A good barrier lip balm would the best way to go and might be helpful before you go in. ...Read more
For about a year I get back pain between the shoulder blades. When I look down it feels like a strong stretch. The pain goes away after swimming.
Muscle but neurologi: This sounds muscular but your physicians will evaluate you for a possible neurologic cause. It sounds like exercise helps nd this is a good sign. ...Read more
4 y-old gets a fever after swimming in our community pool. Only her. She gets it the same night and lasts a few days. No other symptom? 4th time now.
Fever: Something is wrong, please take your daughter to your pediatrician to make sure she ok, speak with the pool manager about the safety of the pool water & if they are checking the water regularly for PH & for bacterial contamination. I would take a sample of that water to the pediatrician to see if it can be checked for bacteria. Please don't let your 4 yr old go in that pool until checked ...Read more
After swimming, I have a very slight irritation around my vag opening. I showered thoroughly after swimming. Could this be because of the water? Help?
Possibly: Did you use soap in the vaginal area when showering? This is one of the biggest irritants out there. Use water ONLY! Your vagina is not "dirty" and therefore doesn't need "cleaning". The chlorine may have caused some irritation also, but the cure again is to rinse only with water. It should clear up on its own. ...Read more
Perhaps: Occasionally it is possible that your back can be sore. If you are doing freestyle and stretch out, but lift head out a lot, then you may be putting stress on the lower back. Keep head down and relax the stroke. Glide and rotate as you pull through the water. If doing butterfly, you may be stiff and not able to stretch smoothly with the kick. Stretch before, and after. If kickboard, keep head down. ...Read more
Antihistamine: In rare cases, people can develop hives after their skin contacts water, or exposed to cold temperature. If you develop hives after each swimming, try taking a claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec 30 min before swimming. If u forget to take them before and develop hives, these antihistamines will also help then. ...Read more
Chemical sensitivity: You could limit severity by applying barrier cream to sensitive areas first. ...Read more
Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe itching on contact with water without observable skin lesions. The symptoms may be felt immediately after contact with water and can persist for an hour or longer. In some families, a tendency toward aquagenic pruritus appears to be hereditary. ...Read more
Swimmer's itch: Ducks carry a tiny worm that penetrates human skin but does us no harm. Each produces a little red bump. Leave it alone or put a topical anti-itch preparation on it. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly, when you get water in your ear, you can expect a minor discomfort or ache. If it persists, it could be because you are starting to develop an early infection of the ear canal, called otitis external. Keep the ear dry. If the ear ache goes on for more than a day, see your doctor, you may need some drops to treat. ...Read more
There is like a pressure in my right side of my head after swimming and I can still feel it today. Is it bad?
No: It is Otitis external.........can be easily treated......see PMD. ...Read more
Goggles: May be sensitivity to pool chemicals. Prevention with goggles may be best. ...Read more
Swimmers ear: Use swimmers ear drops. Can find them OTC ...Read more
Is it normal for a childs scab to turn really dark after swimming in a pool. Is it safe to go swimming again?
Scabs: Yes normal for them to change color with water ...Read more
My 11 y.O. Son always have a stuff nose after swimming in the pool anything I can do to prevent him from having stuff nose?
My 6 year old daughter is complaining of pain in her nipples after swimming in our pool. She swims about 3 days a week. Pool chemicals are balanced.
Pool chemicals: Nipple tissue is more sensitive tissue and she may be having a reaction to the chemicals in the pool, even though you are doing them correctly. Make sure after she is doe in pool she does a soap and water shower and then apply a moisturizer to the area (unscented). Good luck! Glad she's exercising! ...Read more
I usually swim in a warm pool, then got a bad cough after swimming in a cold pool. The coughing stopped after going into the hot tub. What caused it?
Normal? No: Possible? Yes, may have strained yourself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get an evaluation: Your symptoms aren't common at 15 y/o or otherwise. The pain, maybe, depends on what hurts? But the light headedness- that needs to be addressed. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
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