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Is It Safe To Be Exposed To Swimming Pool Chlorine While Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'm about 22 weeks pregnet and I have genital herpies. I was wondering if I could go in a swimming pool without putting my baby or myself at risk?
I'm 21weeks pregnant with a cerclage placed at 12.5weeks. My ob said i could go swimming as long as the pool had chlorine in it. Is this still safe?
Good question: There is no data in the literature that can answer this question with certainty. However, with that being said, there should be minimal risks with swimming as long as you are mostly relaxing in the water and not doing strenuous activity to increase abdominal pressure because the cervix is still weak. ...Read more
Is it safe if a pregnant woman regularly swims in a chlorinated pool with the strong smell of chlorine ?
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