Hospital tank water got into my mouth Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by click, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. clickWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, I might be paranoid but I was doing WC on my Q tank where my guppy with camallanus infection lives now and I was getting frustrated that the symphon was not starting and thought I will give it a boost by sucking out the air. Well of course a bit of water got into my mouth and I immediately spit it out and used mouth washer but now I wonder if I can get the worms from him. I've been googling like crazy and I cannot find a clear answer. There is no definitive YES or NO. I know it was stupid of me to suck the air out of a hospital tank, but it's done now and I can't undo it. Help :;dk
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    eeew. sorry, you grossed me out.

    the little bit i'm seeing says no. it's rare for humans to get nemotodes anyway.
  3. OP

    clickWell Known MemberMember

    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to grose anyone out. Imagine how I felt when it happend ;:barf

  4. sirdarksol

    sirdarksolFishlore LegendMember

    No worries about grossing people out. It's going to happen, especially in cases like this.

    It's not likely that you'll develop any problems because of this, especially since you didn't actually swallow anything. Many, many people have gotten tank water in their mouths, and even swallowed it, and I don't think I've ever heard of a case of illness or parasites that has resulted.

  5. kacieValued MemberMember

    Worms are good for you. boost your immune system. Seriously having worms as a kid reduces your likelihood of developing asthma.
  6. OP

    clickWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the reasuring. If it would have happend with the regular tank and without having fish with problems, I would not have worried, but this was my hospital tank, and I know for sure this poor little fishy is sick. It's just unsettling and can't help wondering.
  7. kacieValued MemberMember

    I had the callamanus worms in my 20g tank and am always wondering if i have intestinal worms, too. I'll keep my fingers crossed for us both.
  8. eiginh

    eiginhWell Known MemberMember

    You'll both find out if you keep losing weight and you don't know why! j/k I'm sure our immune system is a lot stronger than a fish that is barely bigger than an inch.
  9. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    really, I think you are fine. But if you are freaked out enough, you might want to give your doctor's office a call.
  10. TedsTank

    TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    maybe you should soak your dinners in garlic juice for a couple of weeks!!! JK

    You should be absolutely fine!!! Anything your fish might have, is not a human type disease.
  11. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Click.
    Here is a link you may find helpful and interesting to read:
    Fish Diseases Transmitted to Humans

    I don't think you have anything to worry about. I haven't run across any information that the worms could be spread from tank to humans. As mentioned above most of us have swallowed tank water at one time or another that has been dosed with who knows what. lol (myself included) ;:barf
    I'm still kickin'!

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  12. OP

    clickWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you all, I feel much better now. Like I said, I couldn't find any article referring to these infections in humans so one can assume it can't happen. I think the rule "if is not on the internet it doesn't exist" can be applied here.

    To be honest, garlic is very much appreciated in our family and we usually have fish with garlic (don't tell my guppies :rolleyes:). But we only have garlic on the weekends, when we don't plan going out, for obvious reasons. No matter how much gum or tooth paste you use, others can still smell it, lol. But Friday is here and guess what we have for dinner :drool:
  13. crazedACD

    crazedACDValued MemberMember

    If that happens, send me some of that water, I could use it! :;banaman
  14. Kivstev

    KivstevValued MemberMember

    Check your underwear for little reds in about 4 to 6 weeks... If you have any I can sell you some Levamisole tonic. :;co


    BTW: Anyone ever check out The Animal Channel's 'Monsters Inside Me' about human parasites? Great show. Hopefully the thread starter doesn't make it on there!

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
  15. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW thank goodness that's not gonna happen LOL

  16. TedsTank

    TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    eeeeeew again!!! first we reassure you, then we slam you, then we reassure you, then we slam you!!!! lolololol

    I sure hope that you know you'll be fine!!!!

    Nothing like online counselling!!! :;laughing

    (Sorry Ted didn't mean to edit, meant to quote DUH
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 5, 2009
  17. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    You know you get what you pay for :anim_35:
  18. OP

    clickWell Known MemberMember

    Hey, at least I'll get my 15 minutes of fame :anim_35:

    I prefer online counseling than going to my family doctor because I already know she will tell me to go home and have some Advil. That's her solution for everything :;sh
    None of you have prescribed Advil yet so you are all better than she is :;th
  19. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Click, I've been researching your dilemma extensively, and finally found a solution! Take some Advil.. :;laughing
  20. OP

    clickWell Known MemberMember

    lol, I kinda asked for it didn't I? :;rl

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