Posted by: drmolly in swimming, pink eye, diarrhea on
Sep 01, 2010
Ah, summer. I especially love the summer because I love swimming. Swimming in either pool or lake water isn't without risk, however. Every summer I see kids in my office who have contracted diarrhea or pink eye from pool or lake water, so it is important to know what the risks are and what you can do to avoid them.
The most significant risk is diarrhea. Because a pool is shared by many people each day, anyone with a mild diarrheal illness who
Did you know babies make tears from the very start of life? They don't make a ton of eyeball lubricating tears initially, but within even a few days, they are making plenty to keep the eye from getting excessively dry. For many newborns, this becomes abundantly clear as the tears begin to spill over the edge of the eye because the drainage system is clogged up.
This blockage or narrowing of the drainage system of the eye is commonly known as a
Pink eye seems like a straightforward condition, yet it is more complex than you would think. Not all pink eyes are contagious and some can indicate truly serious conditions. How do you tell the difference?
Contagious pink eye comes on suddenly, sometimes associated with goopy discharge and often associated with other symptoms of illness like a runny nose or fever. Not all contagious pink eye infections need eye drops, though. If the eye is