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Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming

 
  
How to avoid getting sick

(HealthDay News) -- Swimming in a germ-ridden pool can make you sick.

Before you jump in, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you:

  • Check the water for cleanliness.
  • Make sure pools and hot tubs are properly treated to get rid of germs.
  • Avoiding swimming if you have diarrhea or an open wound that can't be covered.
  • Rinse off in a shower for one minute.
  • Take kids on frequent bathroom breaks. Change diapers away from the pool.
  • Make sure children know it's not OK to go to the bathroom in the water. And don't allow kids to swallow the water.
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