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Falling back to fear of naegleria fowleri
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:22:02 PM »
So I haven't been on this forum in a while, which is a good thing. Today though, I was playing basketball with some friends on blacktop. It was raining and about 55-60 degrees outside. The basketball we were playing with was dirty, and I have had bad allegeries, so my nose was running the whole time. I kept wiping my nose with my dirty fingers, which were so dirty they were brown. I also had raindrops go in my nose the whole time we were playing. I'm so afraid that I could get naegleria fowleri from this. Can I? Is there any possible chance I could catch it from that? Please respond, I'm freaking out.
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Re: Falling back to fear of naegleria fowleri
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 09:05:06 PM »
No way! Unless you have needle thin, 12inch fingers that will reach up into your sinuses, you're fine! The WATER (not just dirt) has to go WAYY up your nose to where it burns. If that didn't Halle. (And I'm sure it didn't) - you're A-OK!
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Re: Falling back to fear of naegleria fowleri
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 09:12:16 PM »
So there's no way? And I know rain water is pure anyways so it shouldn't bother me but even if I had rainwater and dirt on my fingers I'm fine?
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Re: Falling back to fear of naegleria fowleri
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 09:28:17 PM »
You're absolutely fine. as bpadilla49 says, you'd have to inhale it pretty far up, to the point where it starts to burn and sting. You're fine :)
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Re: Falling back to fear of naegleria fowleri
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 09:35:04 PM »
Okay thanks guys I feel a lot better now knowing nothing's going to happen!!
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Re: Falling back to fear of naegleria fowleri
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 10:17:47 PM »
Yep you're good! No worries here! Bye - where do you live where it's 55-60 degrees right now?!?!  Lol! Seems like we're on fire here in the southwest....but I guess that's normal for us ;-)
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