Chlorine allergy rash treatment

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Avatar m tn I swim in my own pool in the summer and have never developed a rash and the chlorine content in that pool is high.
Avatar f tn Can I be allergic to chlorine? What caused the rash? How long does is take to heal from chlorine reactions? Are more meds needed?
Avatar m tn The skin regions exposed to pool water containing excessive amount of chlorine may also lead to such rash. Although chlorine is a necessary element in swimming pools in order to kill bacteria but it may lead to allergic reaction to some sensitive skinned people. The best precaution is to avoid chlorinated water for a while to let the skin recover from the chlorine exposure.
Avatar f tn Allergy, maybe the chlorine ,maybe sun block , sounds like an allergy rash , is it only swimming he gets it ?
Avatar n tn Is there some kind of test that can tell me if I do have a chlorine allergy? Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening?
Avatar n tn Dr there told us it was a bromine allergy and gave him meds for that. We dumped and refilled the tub twice and changed to chlorine...but still no improvement. Next came a dermatologist who initially told him it was poison ivy and treated with topical and oral steroids. When it started to improve, he went back into the tub and broke out all over again.....dermatologist has taken a skin biopsy which came back negative and told my husband to just stay out of the tub for 2 weeks.
Avatar f tn Then, last night it was like a heavy day during my period, then it stopped. Could my allergy to the chlorine be the reason I have been spotting so long? Just curious until I speak to my doctor. I keep thinking over and over its my faults if something happens bad.
Avatar n tn I had allergy to water for more than 3 years. My symptoms are itching and redness on only my legs, even though the water touches my full body. I've went to government doctors and they told me to use oil on the legs. It was working until few days back when even the oil doesnt stop the itching. I used to use a low power allergy pill which now doesnt work either. the itchiness drives me mad and i itch my skin like im tearing them of.
Avatar f tn I remember a news story a while back about some water treatment facilities switching to chlorine alternatives to treat water. Does she have the same reaction if she touches distilled or purified (NOT just filtered) water?
Avatar f tn I am a 40y/o woman. Pretty healthy all these years. No preexisting conditions. I live in Florida. A month ago I started to suffer everyday of this weird "rash" and bumps that last for 1 hour or so and then disappear slowly first the itchiness- rash and then the bumps in 3-4 hours, faster the rash and itchiness. Then it starts to appear in other areas of my body.
Avatar f tn possible allergy to the chlorine or other stuff they clean the pool with see if it goes away when you are not swimming .
Avatar m tn Are you using different soap than usual? Does this happen with plain water only? Could it be chlorine ? There is an allergy to chlorine. but it's not typical.
Avatar f tn The one thing I could think of was a chlorine allergy, probably minor. Chlorine allergies show symptoms very similar to that of Asthma, like trouble breathing, or lightheadedness. The muscle cramps and tightness could be caused by lack of oxygen. If it is a chlorine allergy one thing you should monitor is what happens to your daughter when drinking tap water, as chlorine is very common in the purification of drinking water. Best of luck to you and your daughter!
Avatar n tn Hi Just last night i went swimming to a friends house the pool is salt water with chlorine .. well i came back home in the night was too too tired to do anything so went right back to sleep later on at night my penis felt like if it had gone tanning it felt hot burning .. i went to the restroom to check it out and the skin of the head lookd pretty red ... this morning it feels a pretty decent amount better but i still have a tiny sensation of it .. could the pool water had caused this ??
Avatar n tn sounds like an allergy to possible the water, the material his bathing trunks are made from .it should disappear...ask the doctor if some hydrocortisone cream would be okay on that area ...
1394098 tn?1385960134 We have well water and a water conditioner, so my water doesnt have chlorine in it. I cant use bleach because I break out in a rash if I come into contact with too much of it. I have had trouble with the chlorine in pools and hot tubs. So that isnt an option. Does any one have any other ideas. Im trying not to scratch because I think that makes things worse.
Avatar f tn , ive learned to keep a small blanket with me at all times and usually within 10 minutes of wrapping myself with it the rash disappears. ok but my biggest problem with this dumb rash is EXERCISING!!
Avatar f tn We have been successfully treating it with medication for 6 yrs now. A therapist recently said that ADHD has been proven to actually be an allergy to chlorine. I have tried researching this online but have not found anything that supports this. I have read where drinking filtered water that has removed the chlorine is helpful but this is the closest I have found online that ADHD might actually be an allergy to chlorine.
Avatar m tn Everytime I go in my pool I get a rash. It is on my upper legs and under my arms from the armpit to the wrist. It looks like a bunch of little bug bites and itches terrribly. No one else that gets in the pool gets anything like this including my one year old. Again this happens everytime I swim. It only happens in these two places everytime also. I never get it anywhere else. My pool is a chlorinated pool.
Avatar f tn The doctor thought it was caused by chlorine in the water but even after purchasing a shower with a chlorine filter, the problem persists. Please help ! Thank you in advance.
Avatar m tn Hello, Burning during urination after swimming is due to contact dermatitis or an allergy to chlorine in the water. After swimming, wash him well with plenty of fresh water and also rinsehis genitalia thoroughly with fresh water. Then pat it dry with a soft towel and make him change into dry clothes before peeing. Give him plenty of fluids and juices especially citrus juices and if the symptoms still persist then infections and chlorine allergy have to be ruled out.
Avatar f tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be contact dermatitis or allergic reaction to the chlorine in the swimming pool water. Treatment includes epinephrine, antihistamines, or cortisone-like drugs. Take some oral antihistaminic like Benadryl and apply calamine lotion. Itching can be controlled with cold packs or commercial topical agents that contain menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil, aloe, antihistamines, or cortisone preparations.
Avatar m tn Chlorine can absolutely positively precipitate an asthmatic attack. It is a powerful halogen that causes lung damage. In many cases the concentration in the pool is not monitored, and someone with a room temperature IQ is tasked with dumping in the chemicals.
Avatar n tn Why would a child start having a rash from swimming in a salt water pool, all of a sudden? This is not the first time swimming in this pool. Actually has a little swelling around rash.
Avatar m tn I just started to swim in a vinyl pool and was wondering if the new vinyl smell has anything to do with the burning lungs I get within 1hour of swimming. No previous chlorine allergy.
Avatar f tn Is there an explanation and could I possible have an intolerance/allergy to chlorine in the pool?