4 doctors weighed in:

Can you get nageleria fowleri from breathing in a raindrop through your nose?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Rainwater is filtered in the atmosphere but can contain chemicals.
N. Fowleri is found in fresh water like ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and unchlorinated swimming pools in an amoeboid or temporary flagellate stage. It is not believed to be in ocean water either.

In brief: No

Rainwater is filtered in the atmosphere but can contain chemicals.
N. Fowleri is found in fresh water like ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and unchlorinated swimming pools in an amoeboid or temporary flagellate stage. It is not believed to be in ocean water either.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors