Lakewood Doctors Say To Avoid Kiddie Pools

With the recent rise in temperature, who’s not thinking of swimming. However, according to Dr. Shanik, Dr. Nochum Indich, Dr. Neal Gittleman and Dr. Harvey Hirsh, kiddie pools should not be used for playgroups, day camps or shared amongst neighbors.

The reasoning they say, is due to the increased risk of spreading Pinworms, Shigella, CMV (Cytomegalovirus), and stomach viruses.

The Doctors encourage sprinklers to be used as an alternative. TLS.

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  1. Why soak your kids in chlorine? The amount of chlorine you need to combat the bacteria in fecal matter from non-toilet trained children is not optimal to say the least. Anyway, and more important, you can’t drown in a sprinkler. Nuf said.

  2. Sharing swimming pools is simply not worth the risk of contracting one of these awful illnesses…my whole household is now suffering with the stomach virus that has been going around…3 weeks already and we still aren’t over it! (and this is from someone who uses a sprinkler only)

  3. shigella is horrible, horrible, horrible. Incredible pain, incredibly contagious and they will mostly not treat it because it’s become resistent to antibiotics.
    It’s not worth any day in the pool…
    My baby caught it last year and it was a very miserable experience for all of us.

  4. Everyone is bugging about the pools the kids in the cars. For g-ds sake just take care of ur kids. Stop being careless and reckless

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