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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic.Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2020

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