Here is Everything You Can Contract In Pools!

posted by Chris Carmichael - 

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Sorry, this is not a --- Welcome to your long Memorial Day --- post. BUT it is worth reading...

Here is Everything You Are At Risk Of Contracting!

Cryptosporidium or Crypto: The diarrhea-causing parasite can infect people in pools and water parks, spreading when someone swallows water contaminated with the feces of a sick person. [ICK] Crypto is more resistant to chlorine than your average bug

E. Coli & Hepatitis: These are also transmitted from fecal matter that others then swallow in the pool

Swimmers Ear: Swimmers Ear occur when bacteria get inside your ear and start overgrowing, causing painful skin swelling

Lice: You can actually get lice from infected public swimming pools, though your chances are reduced if you have your hair up in a ponytail or bun. Otherwise your hair is essentially mopping up the pool to pick up lice.

Here is How To Prevent Yourself From Contracting These!

  • Avoid swallowing water
  • Try to keep your ears dry
  • Try to keep your hair up in a bun or ponytail
  • DO NOT go swimming if you have an open wound
  • DO NOT go swimming if you have diarrhea
  • Make sure the public pool you’re going to is visibly well maintained and operated — you should be able to smell the chlorine
  • When you’re done swimming, shower and rinse off all excess chlorine and chemicals

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