1. Swimmer’s Ear
The official name for this is otitis externa. It’s a common infection you can get when you spend a lot of time in any kind of water. Your skin breaks down more easily when it’s moist, and bacteria can move in.
2. Legionnaire’s Disease
You can get this type of pneumonia, also called legionellosis, if you breathe in a bacteria called legionella.
3. Hot Tub Rash
A long soak in a hot tub can give you itchy, bumpy, red spots. The troublemaker is often a germ called Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
4. Swimmer’s Itch
You can get this rash, also called cercarial dermatitis, in fresh or saltwater. It's a reaction to a tiny parasite that burrows into your skin.
It's always great to jump into a pool especially when you had a long hot day, but it is as important to be aware of potential diseases affiliated with pools that are not well maintained.
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