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How To Protect Vagina From Chlorine In 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
White dry blotches on face. She is a swimmer and trains 5 times a week. Could this be the chlorine from the swimming pool?
Possibly: Depends what these patches look like...chlorine can be drying and irritative...prob would suggest moisturizing before and after pool exposure. ...Read more
Can I get HPV from a swimming pool if the swimming pool does not have enough chorine for me to be able to smell the chlorine?
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
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?
No: The chlorine may irritate your eyes, but it is temporary and safe. Consider wearing goggles if your eye do get irritated. ...Read more
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
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
I put my penis once or twice one girl vagina only 1 CM in. That time together swimming me and lady, littile hot water. That time spread me hiv?
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
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
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
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
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?
My body is completely tanned after 10-15 days of swimming. How to get rid of this tanning and also how to safeguard my skin from chlorine in water? ..
The tan: Will fade. Chlorine will wash off with soap and water. No fancy treatment ...Read more
No: It is not recommended to swim in your contact lenses. ...Read more
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
Dx: chlorine induced asthma (swimming); and skin rxns to chlorine prod/pool. PCP said chlorine allergy; but told that isn't real by others. Is it real?
Allergy & Irritation: 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
Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more
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
I suppose: I guess you probably could but I never heard of such an anecdote. ...Read more
No: Not if the pool is adequately chlorinated. ...Read more
Hard to say: Depend on strenuousness of the play.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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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