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Can a child with pneumonia go swimming?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the child is well enough to be active and go out, they should be fine going swimming.
Depending on whether they are on antibiotics or not, be aware that while on some antibiotics, exposure to the sun needs to be limited.

In brief: Yes

If the child is well enough to be active and go out, they should be fine going swimming.
Depending on whether they are on antibiotics or not, be aware that while on some antibiotics, exposure to the sun needs to be limited.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seriously ??

Why would you ever consider this ? The child need not be exposed to who knows what in the pool/ocean water, possibly aspirate water, or stress the lungs with exertion.
Might want to ask MD for strict guidelines for activities. Good Luck.

In brief: Seriously ??

Why would you ever consider this ? The child need not be exposed to who knows what in the pool/ocean water, possibly aspirate water, or stress the lungs with exertion.
Might want to ask MD for strict guidelines for activities. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Not a good idea

Theoretically, you can, but pneumonia can be a major medical problem and even a fatal complication.
Be patient.

In brief: Not a good idea

Theoretically, you can, but pneumonia can be a major medical problem and even a fatal complication.
Be patient.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

They should wait until the pneumonia has resolved.

In brief: No

They should wait until the pneumonia has resolved.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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