Swimming pools

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Hi.  I had a splenectomy in August '16 due to haemolytic anaemia.I've had all vaccinations & take Erythromicin every day. I was told by my hospital consultant to avoid swimming pools. I'm going to the Canary Islands next week & am staying in a private villa with a pool. I asked my GP if if it was ok to dange my feet in the pool & he looked at me as if i was mad. He'd never heard of anyone being told to avoid pools & i wondered if anybody else has been given this advice. Also curious as to what others have been told to avoid.

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    Never told to avoid swimming pools.

    Told to avoid: India, Africa, undercooked meat, pets (dog saliva), cape cod. Go figure!

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    Hi. I was advised to avoid people who are ill. The vaccines ive had pneumovac 5 yearly. Meningitis c. B and hib meningitis. Yearly flu. Family have dogs and I go to the pool and swim in the sea.
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