Please help scared..brain eating amoeba ?
I’m a 22 year old female, 4’11, 140lbs
Please help calm my nerves
I went to the lake today (lake hickory for
Specifics located in NC) and I went tubing and water shot up my nose two to three times (many boats were out today so water was constant stirred up)
I am now deathly afraid I’m going to have that brain eating amoeba and not know it.
Please help calm my nerves. Any information can help
- kelvinLv 7hace 5 meses
so now you are 22 year old female and no longer a 22 year old male and you are still a huge gigantic hypochondriac troll
- CammieLv 7hace 5 meses
Go to your doctor ! Don't go in any more lakes.
- Mike GLv 7hace 5 meses
If you thought that was a possibility, why did you even go in the lake?
- MarcLv 7hace 5 meses
From the CDC:
Naegleria fowleri infections are rare*. In the 10 years from 2009 to 2018, 34 infections were reported in the U.S. Of those cases, 30 people were infected by recreational water, 3 people were infected after performing nasal irrigation using contaminated tap water, and 1 person was infected by contaminated tap water used on a backyard slip-n-slide.
10 years 34 infections...incredibly rare. You have a better chance of winning the lottery and being struck by lightning in the same day
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- Anónimohace 5 meses
These amoeba only work on functional brain cells.