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A 16-year-old female asked:

whenever i go swimming i get little red dots, like goose bumps but redder, and my eyes sting like crazy, would that mean i am allergic to chlorine?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Not allergy but irri: This can be an irritation of chlorine on the eyes bump itis not an allergy. The goose bumps are normal and is due to evaporation of the water and stimulate the muscles in the skin- called the pylosebaceous units. We call these goose bumps just as you describe

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Last updated Mar 16, 2015

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