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Can Little Kids Be Allergic To Sea Water
No and Yes: Sea water is essentially, truly just salt and water. Other things like magnesium, etc are there too. But true sea water is salt water. However, just about anything can be found in sea water, so if someone is having a problem with a reaction to it, then its likely to be some contaminant in that local source. Something dumped or leached into the system is the likely culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Think of it.The sea is filled with living things that dump their waste products directly into the water. Sea traffic with boats/ships/barges etc. all dump their waste directly into the water. Much of this waste is contaminated with germs like e.coli and others that have potential to cause disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tan: Since I have no idea what might be occurring, i referred your question to a dermatologist. Hope that will prove helpful. ...Read more
As long as the water: is not contaminated, and you are not wearing contact lenses! You can wear goggles, or prescription goggles, or no goggles. The salinity of the ocean should not harm the eyes. Do not go into the water after heavy rains, or when there's contaminated runoff from the city waters into the ocean, as often raw sewage is dumped into the ocean by many countries, cities. Protect your health first! ...Read more
It does not: When you drink salty fluids you get thirsty because of the increase of salt level in blood. The thirst mechanism does not mean you are dehydrated. It makes you drink lots of water which will correct high salt in blood by diluting it back to normal. ...Read more
Possibly: Sea water is saltier than the body's fluids; so it can draw water from the skin, causing dryness. Condition is even worse in bodies of extremely salty water like great salt lake or dead sea. Thus, good idea to rinse off with fresh water after swimming/playing in ocean & to apply moisturizer. ...Read more
How much: Sea water has lots of salts, and the kinds of salt and the amount depend on the location. A little won't hurt if heart and kidneys are normal. The more you take in the more the heart has to work to pump blood to the kidneys to get rrd of the salt. Extremely high salt levels in the blood can be deadly. ...Read more
Sea water: If it is salt water it is hypertonic and if you drink enough of it your sodium level will increase. Subsequent side effects depend on the level of hypernatremia, but first increased thirst, muscle cramping, and if only consuming salty sea water dehydration ensues with resulting (temporarily reversible) kidney injury. Then confusion, seizure, brain bleeding and ultimately death. ...Read more
I brake out in hives after being in sea water. Don't happen in any other kind of water just sea water. As soon as i come out of the water im coverd.
Urticaria: I wonder if the salt water is also cold water like the ocean and if so you may be having what is called cold urticaria. The urticaria or hives will occur as the skin warms up. It will be itchy and red and raised up and often circular. For help you may want to see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
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