Sick at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo, Oahu

19:05 Sep 12 2022 Honolulu

I've been snorkeling at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo, Oahu for 12 years. This is the second time that I've gotten an infection there. After snorkeling on September 12, 2022 I got a painful bacterial infection that went from my right ear down the right side of my throat. It was difficult to swallow or chew. It required antibiotics to relieve the pain and get rid of the infection.
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What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Ear Infection
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: Bacterial infection, antibiotics
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Next day
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: Two
How long did your illness last?: 1 Week
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: Yes
Did you observe a distinct source of pollution or algal bloom? Please describe.: Yes. There's a drainage pipe next to the steps by the beach.
Which state (if US) or country (if non-US) were you visiting?: HI

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