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Experience:  33 years of experience as a general pediatrician in private practice and in pediatric urgent care.
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can you get naegleria fowleri from hose water accidentaly being

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can you get naegleria fowleri from hose water accidentaly being sprayed up your nose

Dr. A. Clark :

I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you.

Dr. A. Clark :

I can tell you that without a doubt you CANNOT get Naegleria from hose water.

Dr. A. Clark :

This protozoan infection of the brain only comes from contaminated water in a lake or other stagnant body of water and despite all the news stories about it I can tell you it is actually quite rare.

Customer:

Me and my husband were watching our sons play in the sprinkler (high powered) . when the water went up his nose . We started talking about that little girl in Arkansas and I thought I would ask someone more knowledgeable then my self if it were possible to contract the disease this way? so thank you

Dr. A. Clark :

Chat says you are typing so I'll stand by.

Dr. A. Clark :

OK, I see your post now.

Dr. A. Clark :

You don't need to worry as hose water from a clean source cannot be contaminated with this bug.

Customer:

I'm glad thanks again

Dr. A. Clark :

You are quite welcome and on a hot day there is nothing more fun for a kid than a sprinkler and a hose.

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