Rare Diseases Community
hypochondriac or real?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to rare diseases and disorders. Some example include: Aarskog syndrome, Acoustic Neuroma, Angelman Syndrome, Behcet Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, Canavan Disease, Carbon Baby Syndrome, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Chromosome Monosomy Disorders, Chromosome Trisomy Disorders, Devic's Disease, Dystonia, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Fragile X Syndrome, Immune Thrombocytopenia, Kawasaki Syndrome,Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Mastocytosis, McCune Albright syndrome, Pachygyria, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Reiter’s Syndrome, Sickle cell anemia, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Trisomy Disorders, Usher Syndrome, Xanthinuria, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

hypochondriac or real?

went swimming in my boyfriend's pool two days ago, and he dunked me under. i wasn't prepared and didn't hold my nose, some water got up it and then i started to panic about that whole 'brain-eating amoeba' scare. i asked him if the pool was adequately chlorinated and he said yes and not to worry about it and that i was being silly. today i have a pretty bad headache which occurred on the same side of my face/head that they normally do, so it could be a sinus or tension headache, but i was just wondering am i being riduclous or is this serious?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? While, Naegleria fowleri , a free-living excavate form of protist is found in ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs, it can also be found in unchlorinated swimming pools. If your friend says there is adequate chlorine, there is nothing to be worried about. Also, usual onset of  symptoms of infection start about five days to to seven days after exposure and may present with  a variety of symptoms and not limited to headache alone such as changes in taste and smell, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stiff neck.Take care and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Rare Diseases Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank