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Doctor insights on: Chlorine Damage

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I swim 2 hours daily. I know that chlorine damage hairs. Does it also damage eyelashes like affect its growth or stunt it? Will they thin over time?

I swim 2 hours daily. I know that chlorine damage hairs. Does it also damage eyelashes like affect its growth or stunt it? Will they thin over time?

Not a concern: I don't believe I've heard that swimming damages or affects the growth of eyelashes or eyebrows. The chlorine in the water can certainly affect the color of hair though. A good swimmers shampoo can help rid the scalp hair of the excessive accumulation of chlorine in hair, but I wouldn't use it on your eyelashes. ...Read more

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Does chlorine permanently damage hair? And will regular shampoo/conditioner remove it?

Chlorine: Chlorine does damage hair. Keep your hair as healthy as possible by rinsing your hair after you get out of the pool. Shampoo and conditioner won't undo the damage unfortunately but they can keep your hair smooth. Try using a swim cap to save your hair from the harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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Can the chlorine in a pool damage our eyes?

Can the chlorine in a pool damage our eyes?

Pool: The chlorine does cause a low grade chemical conjunctivitis which resolves on its own after about a day. If you plan to open your eyes under water, wear goggles, and definitely do not wear contact lenses. Take care. ...Read more

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Its is it bad if chlorine gets into your contacts?

Depends: On the amount of chlorine. Chlorine bleach is bad. Chlorine in tap water isn't. ...Read more

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At what age can a baby go into a pool containing chlorine?

At what age can a baby go into a pool containing chlorine?

2 to 3 months: A healthy 2 to 3 month old baby can go in a warm chlorinated pool briefly while held in his/her mom's arms. Don't let him/her drink the water. Shade only please. No sunburn. Private pool only - no public baby pools! germs! don't stay too long as they will get cold. An older infant around 6 months can stay in a bit longer and play. Small infants get cold very quickly. No danger from chlorine. ...Read more

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What chemicals in pools besides chlorine can cause iitching?

What chemicals in pools besides chlorine can cause iitching?

Likely most of them: Here is a website's partial list of common chemicals in swimming pool use: chlorine, cyanuric acid, bromine, alternatives to chlorine, ph decreaser(sodium bisulfate), muriatic acid, ph increaser(sodium carbonate), soda ash, hardness increaser, algistat, algaecide, clarifier, enzymes the list is long, and most chemicals can irritate skin, depending on the concentration and the duration of exposure. ...Read more

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Besides chlorine what other chemicals in a pool can make someone itch?

Besides chlorine what other chemicals in a pool can make someone itch?

Water itself : Interestingly, water itself can be the culprit for dry-itchy skin. Prolonged time in pool can cause the natural oils on the skin to be removed causing dry skin (xerosis) which can cause itch. Limit time in the water then moisturize often (e.g. Baby oil). Hope you are better! ...Read more

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Why do they put so much chlorine in public pools? Do I need to use that much at home?

Prevention: To prevent the spread of disease. A public pool will be filled with people with a wide range of hygiene at any given time; and for some, a dip in the public pool may also double as their bathtime! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the magnesium chlorine?

What are the benefits of the magnesium chlorine?

MgCl2: More than likely you are inquiring about magnesium chloride, also known as epsom salt, used for cellular detoxification, and tissue purification. Magnesium in different forms: present in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation; given IV in eclampsia during pregnancy; IV in cardiac irregularity; used to treat muscle cramping. ...Read more

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Could someone have an allergy to chlorine?

Could someone have an allergy to chlorine?

Irritant reaction: A true ige mediated allergy to chlorine is not reported; however, chlorine is a potent irritant and in high concentrations causes irritation to the eyes, nose, lungs and skin. A very large accidental inhalation of chlorine gas could damage the lungs and cause symptoms like acute asthma. There is no blood or skin test to confirm sensitivity to chlorine. As a potent irritant, try to limit exposure. ...Read more