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Doctor insights on: How To Protect Vagina From Chlorine In Swimming Pool

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Can sperm enter a woman's vagina while in swimming in a swimming pool?

Can sperm enter a woman's vagina while in swimming in a swimming pool?

Sperm: They won't swim across the pool to get to a woman. But, it there is vaginal intercourse, the sperm can travel just fine. ...Read more

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What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

Eye irritation: Chlorine is an eye irritant. It can create a mild chemical burn on the skin covering the white of the eye (conjunctiva) and the clear window of the eye (cornea). Although it is not dangerous, it is very uncomfortable. If you have sensitive eyes or are at a pool with a high chlorine level, wear swim goggles or a mask. ...Read more

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What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

Harsh on your skin: Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance of skin cells, destroying the fluid balance, resulting in dried out, dead cells. This in turn leads to dry, peeling skin, which makes the surface of the skin appear shiny. Make sure to apply moisturizer after being in a chlorine pool. ...Read more

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Sweat has a definite chlorine-like smell (like a swimming pool). I haven't swam in a swimming pool for more than a year. Could it represent something?

Sweat has a definite chlorine-like smell (like a swimming pool). I haven't swam in a swimming pool for more than a year. Could it represent something?

Low carbs?: Are you on a carbohydrate, high-protein diet? This might be one explanation. If not, consider seeing your doctor for a valuation of other possible metabolic issues. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get chlorine in your eyes from a swimming pool?

Is it dangerous to get chlorine in your eyes from a swimming pool?

No: The chlorine may irritate your eyes, but it is temporary and safe. Consider wearing goggles if your eye do get irritated. ...Read more

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Regardless of: Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more

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Does chlorine kill sperm that is ejaculated into a swimming pool?

Does chlorine kill sperm that is ejaculated into a swimming pool?

Sperm in: Chlorinated water won't live long at all. Don't worry, if someone ejaculates in a swimming pool - the sperm won't swim over to a female and impregnate her. However, if you are engaging in sexual intercourse while in a swimming pool - don't expect the chlorine to prevent pregnancy. ...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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Pain in my nipples after swimming at the pool with chlorine bleach?

Allergy: Painful nipples can be due to drying and or allergic reaction to swim suit etc. When the chlorine content is high in water/other chemicals then there is pain and irritation in sensitive areas. If her pain does not subside visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the chlorine in pools aggravate asthma? I seem to get asthma attacks more when swimming than when doing other exercise.

Does the chlorine in pools aggravate asthma? I seem to get asthma attacks more when swimming than when doing other exercise.

Chlorine in pools: Yes, chlorine in pools can definitely be a chemical irritant not only for asthma, but also for nasal and sinus conditions and can lead to sinusitis that also can trigger asthma. So it's potentially a problem two ways. A lot of pools are being converted to salt water mixes that require a lot fewer chemicals. If you own the pool, you could check into that. It never hurts to bring up the possibility. ...Read more

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I went to the pool 8 hrs ago. I haven't went swimming many months ago. I have a really bad headache. Could it be the chlorine or something else?

I went to the pool 8 hrs ago. I haven't went swimming many months ago. I have a really bad headache. Could it be the chlorine or something else?

Could be the trigger: Chlorine and other chemicals used for cleaning/maitaining the pool can trigger a migraine headache etc...Excessive chlorinated water up in the nose during the swim probably was the culprit, or it could just be coincidence. If you never had headache before, and if this does not get better, consult doc...
Oct excedrine etc. May help...
Good luck.. ...Read more

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Hello, I am suffering from urticaria for last 3 years...and probably this occurred due to Chlorine present in swimming pools...I masturbate thrice a d?

Hello, I am suffering from urticaria for last 3 years...and probably this occurred due to Chlorine present in swimming pools...I masturbate thrice a d?

Unlikely: Neither the chlorine in the pool or your masturbation is causing your hives. Have you consulted an allergist to get an evaluation since there are many types of hives and many causes for hives. Most hives can be controlled although the cause may never be known despite exhaustive studies. ...Read more

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Started swimming for 1/2 hour daily for almost 1 month. Lips become very dry, esp upper lip. Can it be caused by chlorine in the pool?

Started swimming for 1/2 hour daily for almost 1 month. Lips become very dry, esp upper lip. Can it be caused by chlorine in the pool?

Possibly: Also consider that the issue may be related to the mouth breathing that is part of swimming and medication side effects. Applying petroleum jelly AKA vaseline before you swim may help ameliorate this problem. Thank you for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent vulvar burning after swimming? I apply vaseline before swimming. I tried several pools. Can chlorine cause long-term harm?

Vulvodynia: You can try a few more things. Vitamin a;d ointment combined with petrolatum (vaseline) could help. You can also try Hydrocortisone over the counter in an ointment form. Do not use the cream form as it contains alcohol. In terms of rx, your doc can give you a prescription for an estrogen topical medication which may help. ...Read more

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Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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How soon after accupunture can you go in a swimming pool?

How soon after accupunture can you go in a swimming pool?

Avoid cold and: Exercise for a minimum of 4 hours. I ask my patients not to do physical workouts or to get physically cold for the remainder of the day. ...Read more

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Could I 'pop my cherry' jumping in a swimming pool?

Could I 'pop my cherry' jumping in a swimming pool?

I suppose: I guess you probably could but I never heard of such an anecdote. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get an infection from swimming in a public swimming pool?

Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk. ...Read more

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Can I give my granddaughter a swimming pool rash (Which is around my neck)when I hug her?

Can I give my granddaughter a swimming pool rash (Which is around my neck)when I hug her?

No: A "swimming pool" rash around your neck? I do not know what it may be, but wonder about your diagnosis. Anyway, it does not seem likely to be contagious. ...Read more

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My eyes are blurry, and I'm seeing a glow around everything after being in a swimming pool.?

My eyes are blurry, and I'm seeing a glow around everything after being in a swimming pool.?

Too much chlorine: This is a common occurence in over-chlorinated pools, especially if you don't wear goggles. The chlorine irritates and dries out the cornea, causing the stinging and halo effect. This is basically a mild chemical burn. With time and frequent artificial tear use, the eye will heal. It can take up to a day to recover. If not better within this time, please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My skin is itching and burning after swimming in an indoor swimming pool. What could be wrong?

Chlorine!: The chlorine that is put in a public swimming pool to kill harmful organisms has also been known to cause skin irritation. When you come out of the pool, be sure that you shower well! ...Read more

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My eyes are blurry, and I'm seeing a glow around everything after being in a swimming pool for only an hour?

My eyes are blurry, and I'm seeing a glow around everything after being in a swimming pool for only an hour?

Corneal swelling.: You likely are experiencing some swelling in your cornea, the clear front portion of your eye, from exposure to the chlorine and salts in the pool water. If you open your eyes while in the pool and are not wearing a swimming mask or swimming goggles, this is more likely to happen. Your cornea is likely experiencing an osmotic accumulation of pool water from the corneal exposure to the chlorine. ...Read more

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After taking dad out the swimming pool when he was feeling dizzy is anything else that I can do to help my dad?

After taking dad out the swimming pool when he was feeling dizzy is anything else that I can do to help my dad?

See his doctor: If your dad is feeling dizzy you should find out why. It may be as simple as he needs to drink more water. Or he might have labyrinthitis; or it may be something more serious, like heart failure or some strange heart rhythm. Whatever the cause, have him discuss his symptoms with his doctor. ...Read more

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I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?

I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?

DO NO: Do not go to the public swimming pool.
It prob will be very irritating to the herpes outbreak you are experiencing.

The chemicals in public pools are high concentration ...Read more

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I wanna loose 10 pounds, at the gym I like treadmill, elliptical (the best), bike and swimming pool. Which would be best to do?

Cross train: I would do at least two do you like elliptical because its easiest or you can work hardest? If its easiest don't do it if its hardest do it. I would suggest swimming for the other but that's my opinion. ...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

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Why do our hands get wrinkly when we're in water (e.g. swimming pool) for too long?

Why do our hands get wrinkly when we're in water (e.g. swimming pool) for too long?

Wrinkly: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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Can I lost weight with a swimming pool?

Yes: Swimming laps is good exercise but not for everyone. Pool aerobics/exercises give good workout, burn calories, don't stress ankles/ hips/knees. Just couple with sensible diet of lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, low-fat dairy, whole grains, portion control. ...Read more