Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What are common symptoms for recreational water illnesses?

Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs spread in water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

Depending on the type of RWI, it can cause different types of symptoms. RWIs include a variety of infections including ear, eye, gastrointestinal, respiratory, skin and wound infections, according to the CDC.

The most common symptom of RWI is diarrhea, but other frequent symptoms include a rash, itchiness and pain, according to the CDC.

For more information about RWI symptoms, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group