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Doctor insights on: Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Side Effects

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Is there any connection between chlorinated hydrocarbons and liver disease?

Is there any connection between chlorinated hydrocarbons and liver disease?

Yes.: Halogenated hydrocarbons, of which chlorinated hydrocarbons are one type, may cause hepatic and/or renal tubular necrosis one to two days after ingestion. These types of injuries been described after poisoning with halogenated hydrocarbons, especially carbon tetrachloride. ...Read more

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Why would I suddenly be allergic to chlorinated swimming pools?

Why would I suddenly be allergic to chlorinated swimming pools?

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

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How old should my infant be before going in a chlorinated pool?

How old should my infant be before going in a chlorinated pool?

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

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Take pain hydrocarbon acetaminoph that have past expiration date?

Take pain hydrocarbon acetaminoph that have past expiration date?

Probably OK: Most medications are safe for many years after the expiration date. I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Can i swim in a chlorinated pool with sun burn?

Can i swim in a chlorinated pool with sun burn?

Sun burn: You could, but if severe i would give it a little time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could protect my skin from getting darker due to chlorinated swimming pool?

Can you tell me how I could protect my skin from getting darker due to chlorinated swimming pool?

Skin care: Apply a strong SPF sunscreen at least half an hour before entering the pool. Insure that chlorine is well washed from skin with warm water and soap. Use moisturizers liberally. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated pool the day that you get several second degree burns, some open and some not?

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 more

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Is it safe to put chlorinated water in humidifiers?

Is it safe to put chlorinated water in humidifiers?

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

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Is it safe to swim in a chlorinated pool during pregnancy?

Is it safe to swim in a chlorinated pool during pregnancy?

Yes: It is perfectly safe to swim in a pool during pregnancy , avoid using a hot tub though because the heat isn't good for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can we go swimming in a chlorinated pool or in the ocean with a bleeding hemorhoid?

Can we go swimming in a chlorinated pool or in the ocean with a bleeding hemorhoid?

You have already: Received medical advice. However, from the perspective of a former life guard - we ask people not to swim in public pools with any open lesions. ...Read more

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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

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