Summer Swimming Dangers; Salt Water Cleanses; Treating Swimmer’s Ear

Summer Swimming Dangers

From dangerous pool bacteria to deadly lake parasites, learn the risks of summer swimming — and get crucial tips for staying safe in the water. Plus, a simple home remedy for soothing swimmer’s ear. And, detoxify your body and lose weight … with salt wate

Treating and Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear, an infection of the outer ear and ear canal, leads to more than 2 million doctor visits every year in America — and nearly $500 million in annual health care costs. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears shares an easy, at-home solution to treat the...

Protecting against Deadly Freshwater Amoeba

One family raises awareness about a deadly freshwater amoeba called Naegleria fowleri that tragically claimed the life of their 7-year-old son. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how the amoeba is contracted, and why it can rapidly lead to death....

Toxic Reaction from Peeing in the Pool?

Can peeing in pools cause a toxic reaction? Research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology reports that when chlorine combines with uric acid — a component of urine and sweat — it can form volatile chemical compounds that may...

Seabather’s Eruption

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra sheds light on seabather’s eruption, an extremely itchy rash that people commonly develop after swimming in the ocean. Also known as sea lice, sea poisoning and ocean itch, the rash occurs when a swimmer is...