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I live in southern in. My son is 1. He was playing in bath and fell got water in nose. City water. Should i be worried about brain eating aemoba?

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Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Please don't fear something like this.
The case reports of this condition are very, very rare and related to entirely different circumstances--repeated nasal irrigations with a neti pot that wasn't sterilized or lake water.

In brief: No.

Please don't fear something like this.
The case reports of this condition are very, very rare and related to entirely different circumstances--repeated nasal irrigations with a neti pot that wasn't sterilized or lake water.
Dr. Lisa Ponce
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably OK but...

Naegleria fowleri, the "brain-eating ameoba" is fortunately quite rare- there are about 4-5 cases a year. It's more common in southern states but has been found in indiana.
Adequate water chlorination should kill any amoeba in the water so it is highly unlikely your son was infected, but you may contact your local water company for further reassurance if you wish.See http://bit.Ly/1buu3hn for more.

In brief: Probably OK but...

Naegleria fowleri, the "brain-eating ameoba" is fortunately quite rare- there are about 4-5 cases a year. It's more common in southern states but has been found in indiana.
Adequate water chlorination should kill any amoeba in the water so it is highly unlikely your son was infected, but you may contact your local water company for further reassurance if you wish.See http://bit.Ly/1buu3hn for more.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Naegleria fowleri

Between 1962 & 2016 there has only been one case-report of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of Indiana.
Considering that this was from the municiple water system - his risk is extraordinarily low.

In brief: Naegleria fowleri

Between 1962 & 2016 there has only been one case-report of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of Indiana.
Considering that this was from the municiple water system - his risk is extraordinarily low.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/state-map.html
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