The most common infections from the pools are gastrointestinal tract infections and diarrhea. A wide range of viruses and bacteria, especially rotavirus, Hepatitis A, typhoid, dysentery, colibacilloses and can survive long periods of life in pools where water circulation and chlorination are inadequate. These diseases can infect other people even if they swallow very small amounts of the pool water that contains these germs. There are other pool diseases that may be caused by the ingestion of pool water. For example, a very low amount of 100 bacteria, even swallowed, trigger serious diseases.
How should you protect yourself from pool diseases?
To protect yourself from pool diseases, please follow these recommendations:
- Don’t stay in the pool for long
- Do not use public towels by the pool
- Do not swallow pool water
- Do not swim in pool if you are ill or have a skin infection
- Never pee in the pool
- Dry your ears when they leave the pool
- Use underwater goggles or mask to prevent eye infection
- Take a shower before and after entering the pool
- Don’t spit on water
- Close your nose when jumping into the water
- Don’t forget to wear a cap when entering the water
Pool diseases treatment
If you get sick after swimming in the pool, these symptoms occur within 1-2 days. It may be difficult to understand this the same day. If you feel bad, you should be checked by a doctor. Infections are usually treated with antibiotics. At this stage, it is absolutely under the control of the doctor and antibiotics should be used when necessary. Pool diseases can cause serious problems. You must care. Diseases that seem simple to you can cause permanent problems. Especially fungal diseases are very dangerous. If you are not treated on time, it may take a lot of time to heal.