Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home remedies: Don't scratch swimmer's itch

Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash that can occur after you go swimming or wading outdoors. Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch is most common in freshwater lakes and ponds, but it occasionally occurs in salt ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shield yourself from 'swimmer's ear'

(HealthDay)—It's high season for the painful infection known as swimmer's ear, but it shouldn't spoil your fun if you plan ahead.

Surgery

Don't freestyle 'swimmer's shoulder' injuries

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly—swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times—which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. "The upper body provides 90 ...

Health

What's really in your swimming pool?

Whether you're just cooling down or swimming competitively, the pool is a summer staple. But before you dip in, you might want to jump in the shower. Scientists warn that bad hygiene among swimmers allows harmful disinfection ...

Health

Two-thirds of young swimmers dehydrated, study shows

About two-thirds of young athletes in a local swim club showed up for morning practice already dehydrated and never caught up with optimal hydration levels throughout the day, according to a study published in the Journal ...

Medical research

Physiologists study how athletes respond to icy water conditions

Hundreds of athletes around the globe are diving into frigid waters to compete in one-mile ice swims. Performance and human physiological response in water this cold—it must be 5o Celsius or less to qualify as an "ice mile" ...

Health

Breath-holding games are killing swimmers, CDC warns

(HealthDay)—As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

Medications

Xtoro approved for swimmer's ear

(HealthDay)—Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa.

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