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Can swim with my deep wound? It's in chlorine water and the pool is pretty dirty.

Can swim with my deep wound? It's in chlorine water and the pool is pretty dirty.

Best not too: As in your question, if the pool is "pretty Dirty" it would be best to avoid the possibility of acquiring an infection.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Could chlorine help heal poison oak?

Could chlorine help heal poison oak?

No: Avoid chlorine over open sores such as with poison oak. This can lead to more irritation.

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I accidently ripped out my belly ring in the spa will chlorine infect it or heal it?

I accidently ripped out my belly ring in the spa will chlorine infect it or heal it?

Traumatic tear: If you have an open wound don't recommend being in public water like pool ect. Recommend medical eval.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I go in chlorine with a sty?

Can I go in chlorine with a sty?

Chlorine/stye: Although it may sting, or burn at the site of the stye, should not harm you. See your eye care doctor before you get in the water.

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How to treat chlorine sensitivity?

How to treat chlorine sensitivity?

Avoid chlorine: Chlorine allergy is potentially dangerous and harmful and can cause mild to severe symptoms. In some cases, a chlorine allergy may be a nuisance, while in others it may be life-threatening. It is important to identity any chlorine allergies to determine if chlorine exposure is a problem for you. Swimming pools use a large concentration of chlorine that can aggravate chlorine sensitivity.

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What should I do if I slashed chlorine in my eye?

What should I do if I slashed chlorine in my eye?

Irrigate/ER: Rinse with running tap water in the eye for 15-30 minutes and be seen in ER.

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What if ur pee smells like chlorine?

What if ur pee smells like chlorine?

GET IT CHECKED: Your urine usually has no odor, but sometimes it is Ammonia which is breakdown from Urea excreted in urine Smell can be due to infection and can be due to Diabetese dehydration or due to meds/VITAMINS Drink lot of fluids and if it still smells of Chlorine have a urine test done Other symptoms like pain while voiding, any medicine or Vitamin or supplement can also be the cause of Chlorine like smelL

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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.

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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.