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Small child, developed cough, running nose, cold. Can he use indoor swimming pool to swim?

I m currently in xxxxxx - and we have been housebound fOr then past few days, my 3 year old Has gained a bit of a cough from being outside a week ago - since then we have just stayed at home until the air clears up more - would it be ok to take him to an indoor pool as swim - he has a hit of a cold and a runny nose at the monent
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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hi there, it is not advisable to take a child swimming when he is have a cold and runny nose for two reasons
1. not good for the other people swimming inthe pool as spreads infection
2.May aggravate the cold and may lead to sinusitis as water will drive the infection inthe sinus due to the pressure.
Better to stay it out till he feels better and is symptomfree. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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