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Non-hygiene pools can lead to bacterial and viral infections, says dermatology expert. Dr. also issued a pandemic warning to holidaymakers in Turkey beach and hotels.

If you prefer the pool instead of the sea these days, when the scorching heat is experienced, Be careful! Because you can face the risk of many diseases when you want to cool off. Especially in these days, when the pandemic process continues, You should be more careful, said a dermatologist, a doctor “Choose non-crowded pools where you are sure they are well cleaned because of the pandemic,” said. Be sure to shower before and after the pool. Don’t stay in the pool for long,” said. Doctor in Turkey described the dangers in the pools and the ways to protect them as follows:


Although chlorinated chemicals used in Pool disinfection protect us from harmful bacteria, these chemicals can have some negative effects on our skin, hair and nails when they stay in the water for a long time. By reducing the layer of oil (such as ceramics) that provides moisture to our skin, it causes dryness, tension, tenderness in our skin, while leading to easy breakage and decomposition of our hair and nails. Various infections can also be transmitted from the pool. One of them is fungal infections. A fungal infection called Pitriasis Versycholor, which can easily occur in a humid environment, especially settles on the upper parts of the back, chest, neck, arms. It can cause non-itchy, round, brown, sometimes white spots on the skin.


Some bacterial infections that can be transmitted from pools that are not disinfected well can cause itchy, painful reddened blisters, especially on the hands. Some viral skin infections, such as warts, molluscum, can also be transmitted from places where we come into contact with bare feet. Common hand in children-Foot-mouth disease is another type of viral infection that can be transmitted from pools. It causes rashes in the body, inside the mouth, and symptoms such as mild fever, loss of appetite can also be seen.


Allergic, having sensitive skin, atopic dermatitis, or skin sensitivity to chlorine in the pool to come very often to those with water-resistant sunscreen cream syrup for a short time stay in the pool, they need to get out of the shower and moisturizing their skin. People with infectious viral infection on their skin, such as warts, molluscum, should not enter the pool without treatment. Those with open wounds on their hands and feet should not enter the pool until the wound heals, as it is open to infections that may come from outside.


Choose a waterproof sunscreen for your body. Other than sunscreen, lotions applied to the body may interact with chlorine or sunscreen and cause allergic reactions. For this reason, just apply sunscreen instead of moisturizing cream before entering the water. To protect your hair from the harmful effects of chlorinated water, apply an oil-based hair spray or lotion to your hair 30 minutes before entering the water. In order to avoid fungal infections, you should not contact your body on the edges of the pool, take a shower and dry out immediately after pool. Keeping the body moist, sweaty will increase the predisposition to fungal infections. For this reason, you should not stay in a wet bathing suit for a long time, you should not lie on a chaise lounge without towel. Wearing pool socks/booties on our feet will protect against infections in Turkey that can be transmitted from the floor.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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