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Does a fungal infection transmit in swimming pools?

There are many factors that influence the transmission of infectious agents, and in the case of public swimming pools: the number of bathers the condition of the pool care taken to disinfect the ...
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Can "Waterproof Swim Cap" be good for people with ear infections?

It sounds like you're talking about otitis externa, an infection of the ear canal, a condition where you really should avoid getting any water in your ear. You've already identified that the cap in ...
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Can breaststroke be harmful for the back?

In most cases, swimming is good exercise. Light swimming is also a therapy for people with joint and back pain. The breaststroke is not usually the recommended stroke for therapy because, if done ...
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Are all Infants' Aquatic Instincts lost after 7ish months? Can they be maintained if skills are utilized often?

Introduction First of all, the study should not be trusted too much. Thirty six test subjects does not seem very much to me in order to make such a claim. However, &AtlLED's opinion in the ...
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What exactly are the health risks of using public swimming pools?

"Surely there are more risks" well, you could drown. You could be assaulted or filmed in the change room. You could get dry skin from exposure to the water or the compounds in it - when I swam daily ...
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Is it possible to fall asleep while swimming?

In USMC basic training we had to learn the so-called T-Float. It's a survival float where you just hang in the water with your body limp, then every 10 seconds or so you bring your hands up towards ...
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Is it advisable to wear UV protected swimsuit that covers arms and legs for skin protection to an outdoor swimming pool?

As critiqued in comments, this answer possibly misrepresents the vitamin D situation, which is better described here. Proceed with suspicion! Summary Because of the associated cancer risk, ...
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Is it possible to immunize against bacteria?

It is not generally recommended, but any individual person should speak to their doctor for individualized advice prior to traveling to areas with potential for concerning exposures. There are many ...
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Can breaststroke be harmful for the back?

In general hydrotherapy is advised and can improve mobility and help relieve discomford and promote recovery from injury. If you've neck or back problems, you may find that breaststroke aggravates ...
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Is it safe to swim during the healing period of a nipple piercing?

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence According to this link 6 to 12 months healing are for a nipple piercing, but some can take as long as 18 months. Definitely avoid it. ...
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