Many diseases can be spread through swimming pools, they can be divided into 2 categories: infections that are caused by swimming directly in the pool water and infections that are transmitted by using public facilities in swimming pools or walking and sitting next to the pool. be.
The child must take a shower before entering the pool water.
Summer and hot weather creates the thought of body water in the mind of every child, but unfortunately, humidity and heat cause infectious and skin diseases. On the other hand, the presence of chlorine in water and children’s body contact with it causes redness, dryness and in some cases itching of the body. Also, increasing the rate of asthma is related to the presence of chlorine in the pool water.
One of the microbes that can grow in water is Pseudomonas. If a healthy child is infected with this microbe, if he does not have a problem with his immune system, he will notice scattered and watery skin rashes like chicken pox after swimming. Pseudomonas can cause ear infections. In this way, the germ sits on the outer ear and causes severe itching and purulent secretions in the canal and ear canal. These pimples can be easily removed using topical or oral treatments, and the duration of the treatment is only two to three days.
Among other microbes that are transmitted through water and public facilities of swimming pools is the staphylococci family. This microbe is mostly transmitted between people due to the use of slippers, towels, combs and other common items, and it causes skin infections and boils through pool water.
Giardia is a parasite that is very common in children and can cause chronic diarrhea. If a child is infected with this parasite and swims in the water without observing hygiene issues, he can easily infect other people.
Fungal contamination is common in swimming pools, even slippers and other pool equipment may be infected with fungal infections, so you must disinfect slippers in wet environments and swimming pools and do not walk barefoot.
One of the skin fungi in the pool environment is “Tinea versicolor”, which is seen on the skin in the form of white, dark and light brown lesions, and causes mild to severe itching. Lesions are aggravated when sweating. Also, fungi such as Candida can cause infection in the groin and skin folds.
Skin viral infections are also transmitted in the pool environment, which is prominent, numerous and itchy.
Among other common viral diseases caused by pool water are the “adenoviruses” group, the most important and easiest way to transmit it is pool water, which mainly causes conjunctivitis.
Another virus that can be transmitted in the pool is the herpes virus, which causes painful blistering skin lesions on the surface of the child’s skin.
Despite these pathogenic factors, if a child has a problem with the immune system, it is better to avoid swimming in public pools, especially in the summer season. The child must take a shower before entering the pool water. This issue is neglected in many swimming pools, while this practice can prevent the transfer of many contaminants into the water. In addition, if a child has a certain disease, such as skin, respiratory, eye or diarrhea diseases, he should not enter the pool under any circumstances.
August 25, 1393 18:33
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