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Doctor insights on: Chlorine Dioxide

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Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Probably not: You're referring to the "chlorine" put in swimming pools, correct? A good topical antifungal such as tolnaftate is much less likely to injure you along with the fungi. ...Read more

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Will chlorine affect my sunburn?

Will chlorine affect my sunburn?

Yes: The irritation from sunburn will only be made worse by the chlorine in a pool. Opt for a more natural source such as lake or ocean. ...Read more

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Can chlorine in a pool irritate your skin?

Can chlorine in a pool irritate your skin?

Yes: While chlorine is generally safe, some people do have sensitivities to its use, particularly in higher concentrations. You may notice skin irritation, itching, or red/irritated eyes after swimming in a pool treated with chlorine or a number of other chemicals. ...Read more

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What to do if chlorine is making me cough?

What to do if chlorine is making me cough?

Avoidance: The important treatment for irritant triggers such as chlorine is to avoid the substance as much as possible. This can include using using an acceptable substitute product, using the product in well ventilated areas, wearing a special face mask, etc. The cough may be irritant or even asthma. Your doctor can assess this with spirometry (breathing test) and recommend medications if needed. ...Read more

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Is chlorine bad for babies, as going in a pool?

Is chlorine bad for babies, as going in a pool?

Not at normal levels: Any pool that stinks too much of chlorine is probably not great for anybody as the gas formed as it escapes the water is a lung irritant. At normal levels it is fine for all swimmers including baby. ...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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What are the symptoms of being allergic to chlorine?

What are the symptoms of being allergic to chlorine?

Irritant not allergy: You really can't be allergic to chlorine. It's an element not a protein. Chlorine gas, however, is a powerful mucous membrane irritant and can trigger symptoms - coughing, burning eyes and nasal passage, watery eyes, sore throat, difficulty breathing - that resembles some allergic symptoms. Chlorine gas can be generated in your home by combining bleach and ammonia. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to be allergic to chlorine?

Is it possible for a child to be allergic to chlorine?

Maybe...: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more

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Does chlorine have a negative effect on your eyesight?

Does chlorine have a negative effect on your eyesight?

Not usually: The most common way to get exposed to chlorine is in a swimming pool. Chlorine in this situation can be an irritant, but does not cause any signficant visual problems. ...Read more

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What effect does silicone and chlorine do to a person's health?

What effect does silicone and chlorine do to a person's health?

Depends on dose : Silicon is inert and has been shown to not adversely affect ones health. Chlorine in low doses is beneficial to your health as it keeps your water supply free of harmful bacteria. Higher doses of chlorine can cause asthma like symptoms if inhaled and can poison you if ingested . ...Read more

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Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

No: MINOR CUT IS SAFE YOU WOULD NOT WNAT TO GET ANY NONSTERILE PRODUCT INTO AN LARGE SCRAPE OR OPEN WOUND.IT YOU DO SIMPLY WASH IT OFF. SORRY FOR THE CAPS ...Read more

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And everyone thinks im allergic to the chlorine! so can someone be allergic to chlorine?

And everyone thinks im allergic to the chlorine! so can someone be allergic to chlorine?

Chlorine allergy: Yes! you can be allergic to chlorine -- this would best be discussed with an allergist, and desensitization therapy may be effective. ...Read more

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I have balanits and I'm at a water park, but I am not sure if it is safe to go in the water since it has chlorine.

I have balanits and I'm at a water park, but I am not sure if it is safe to go in the water since it has chlorine.

All water has CL: So if you are bathing you have already been exposed. Of course the levels are higher, so you should just go in for a minute or two to see if it bothers you and if it does, go and rinse off in the shower immediately. If you HAPPEN to have any vaseline or zinc oxide with you, you could try putting this on first; but fair warning that though it may protect you, could also leave oil spot on trunks. ...Read more

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Why i stop having nightsweats after carbon excess dioxide has been removed to my body? im in a ecu that day. is that the cause?

Why i stop having nightsweats after carbon excess  dioxide  has been removed to my body? im in  a ecu  that day. is that the cause?

Stay with it!: You need to call or see your doctors for these answers. I would need medical records of your recent conditions before I could help. ...Read more

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Allergic to chlorine, had a bad reaction last night because the levels were high. Not feeling well todsy as a result. Should I avoid the pool today?

Allergic to chlorine, had a bad reaction last night because the levels were high. Not feeling well todsy as a result. Should I avoid the pool today?

Toxic reaction?: What symptoms did you have? Skin, Respiratory, neurologic or other? If you are convinced that the chlorine was the cause then yes, wait until the water or ambient levels drop. FYI , technically speaking reactions to chlorine are not actually due to allergy. ...Read more

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