Swimming with HS

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i heard it's okay to swim with it but r u afraid of infecting others from sites that r infected?

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    I've always continued swimming, apart from when I've had wounds from surgery. HS is not contagious, although I have been questioned by pool staff before
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    No that's kinda like saying taking a bath would spread it and I take Epson slat baths all the time. My issue with swimming is the swim suit showing my hs sad
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    I am 44 years old and have suffered with this since I was 19 years old. I have been married for 20+ years and have never inflicted anything on my husband. I think it's safe to say it's not contagious.
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    HS is not contagious.

    Everyone has their own microbial flora on their skin so swimming pools contain chlorine to kill all this bacteria.

    A lot of people find relief in bleach baths and a swimming pool is the same thing just on a larger and public scale. And similarly, people have found the pool to be soothing.

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    What about catching infections or bacteria from swimming in a public pool with open wounds? Like hep c for example? Wouldn't that be possible?

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