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Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Side Effects
Is it safe (healthy) to drink chlorinated water? Pls explain what r the side effects of drinking chlorinated water..
Describe symptoms: Please tell us what actually bothers you. The chlorine in pools acts as irritants and not allergens but there is no way to answer your question without knowing what actually ails you. ...Read more
After six months: Please do not over chlorinate a pool if yours. Public pools by necessity are highly chlorinated. Some people get a rash by being exposed to this cleaner. Don't over do it, and make sure the child is slathered with water-proof ( actually, will last longer in water, only) spf 30 sunscreen a hat helps chidren from the light reflected from water. ...Read more
Probably OK: Most medications are safe for many years after the expiration date. I would not worry about it. ...Read more
Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated pool the day that you get several second degree burns, some open and some not?
Swim with burns? : Best not to. Keep skin clean (brief warm soapy water once daily) and moist (light ointment or moisturizer) for 3-5 days. Cover with non stick bandage if need be. If not healed by then, or if any questions about the depth of the burn, see your physician. Use sunblock! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No health risk: Health risk should be minimal unless the water is heavily chlorinated. Distiller water is usually recommended for devices to prolong equipment life and functioning. ...Read more
No: swimmimg in a pool is fineGet a more detailed answer ›
I swam in a freshly chlorinated pool with an open wound nowith it is greenIsh yellow and has redness surrounding it what do I do?
See a doctor.: Go to a wound care / urgent care center & have the open wound looked at by a physician. It may be infected. It may be an "irritant" reaction to the chemicals in the pool. Discuss ALL of your symptoms, including any fevers, sweating, etc. with your doctor. The soon you start PROPER treatment, the sooner the wound should close. You can use HealthTap Prime as well, but an in-person visit is preferred ...Read more
If I have vaginal burning, can swimming in a chlorinated pool be bad or make it burn more? And also how can I fix the burning? Any home remedies?
Burning: Swimming in a chlorinated pool can certainly make it worse. However, it's important to make sure you don't have an infection like a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Other causes could be sensitivity to something you are using for laundry or hygiene. I'd recommend staying out of the pool for now and getting checked out. ...Read more
Yes: May help to dry up not contagious once oil is washed off. ...Read more
Bottom left half of my nail is coming off. I teach swim lessons for up to 4 hours. Should be going into chlorinated water for this long?
I hv eczema but no one in my family ever had eczema. It started after sitting 5-6 hours in the swimming pool. Chlorinated water is d cause?? Pls tell
Eczema unlikely: Eczema is primarily a problem with the immune system or microscopic structural problem within the skin. It can certainly worsen (all of a sudden) in older people due to infection or contact exposure or other triggers. Your description sounds more consistent with irritant skin reaction or an infection. A physical exam by a physician will go a long way toward finding the right treatment. ...Read more
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