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allergic reaction to chlorine

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chlorine allergy: Only avoidance will work.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Irritant: Chlorine is a strong irritant and can cause skin rashes and respiratory symptoms in susceptible people. Those with asthma, allergies, eczema are parti ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Reyes
29 years experience Podiatry
Chlorine: First of all you need to have a physician make sure that it was a reaction to chlorine and not something else.Pool treatments involve many chemicals n ... Read More
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritnant reaction: Your reaction appears more like an irritant dermatitis rather than an allergic reaction. The difference is that you probably do not carry an antibody ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
22 years experience Pediatrics
To eyes?: If your boys are getting red eyes after swimming, they likely have a chemical irritation to their eyes. Have them swim with goggles and try to limit o ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt true allergy: Chlorine in pools bubbles off in the sunlight forming a gas that is quite irritating. As kids swim with their head just above the water they are in a ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Smell disturbance: Nasal allergies can cause you to have hyperacuity of smell. Control your allergies with a prescription nasal spray, your symptoms may lessen.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, comedones, folliculitis, etc... Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care d ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chlorine sensitive: Your doctor that treats you for asthma may know better. Your history would be informative here. The chlorine reaction is more irritant in nature, so ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
36 years experience Integrative Medicine
Probably a good idea: If you are having allergy symptoms and need to take medication for them, it is not a good idea to go swimming. It is also better to decrease your exp ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: I would look for other causes. I assume you're not talking about scuba diving.

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