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N. Fowleri from a creek? Please help

So this past monday afternoon my brother and I went outside to skateboard. We went through the woods to get to a spot to skate and we had to pass a creek. There really wasn't a good place to cross. But as i was crossing, I slipped and my feet fell in, I broke the fall with my hands. But a little water splashed on my face, i felt on my mouth, cheek and upper lip. The day was chilly but the water wasn't warm nor was it cold either. But Im freaking out because I dont know if some water went into my nose. I didn't feel any go up, but im scared because i heard even if a drop gets in the amaeba can still still swim up your nasal cavity. Its been 4 days and i have had little headaches here and there and i keep feeling like i might get sick. Also i get tingly sensations on my head and nose feels stuffy. Im freaking out about this, im waiting for the symptoms to come up, and I've been worried these last few days. Could I have gotten infected? Any help or insight is welcome.
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Hi,
I understand your concern regarding possible N fowleri infection. Infection with Naegleria fowleri is rare and early symptoms  are similar to those caused by other more common illnesses, such as bacterial meningitis. Also, this organism is a heat-loving microbe and grows best at higher temperatures up to 115°F (46°C) and usually  occur mainly during the summer months of July, August, and September. Hope this helps. It is best that you check with your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Hello this is an update, it's been a month and I haven't turned up with symptoms! So I think I may be in the clear. Thank you for your answer though!
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