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Please help, i got water in my nose? I read about people dying from using a neti pot to irrigate their sinuses with tap water, causing brain eating amoeba. Well, last night while washing my face, i accidentally splashed a small handful of water up my nose

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not to worry.

There have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Wisconsin between 1962–2016.

In brief: Not to worry.

There have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Wisconsin between 1962–2016.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/state-map.html
Dr. Robert Andrews
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: If

If it was water from a city supply, there should be no risk at all.
Amebic infections begin with contaminated water, and that coming directly from a commercial source should be safe. Well water is a different issue, as it may be untreated and could be contaminated. If this was well water, then you might want to take a sample for testing.

In brief: If

If it was water from a city supply, there should be no risk at all.
Amebic infections begin with contaminated water, and that coming directly from a commercial source should be safe. Well water is a different issue, as it may be untreated and could be contaminated. If this was well water, then you might want to take a sample for testing.
Dr. Robert Andrews
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