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Is swimming good for babies? What about the pool water?

Is swimming good for babies? What about the pool water?

Depends on reason: I find infants/toddlers/kids do well in the water and enjoy the process when used as a a fun activity. Parents need to understand that it must be closely supervised and kids warned never to go near water unless an adult is with them. Swimming "lessons" are a problem when uses as a "safety" measure in children. You can NEVER drown proof a kid,ever, with lessons and I don't suggest them before 4y. ...Read more

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We are going on holidays and it summer is it ok to put my 4 month old baby in out door swimming pool and beach water is it to cold for him?

We are going on holidays and it summer is it ok to put my 4 month old baby in out door swimming pool and beach water is it to cold for him?

Should be okay: Most of the time in the summer, babies can be in outdoor water by the time that they are 4 years old (as long as they are otherwise healthy). Don't leave your baby unattended because babies and toddlers can drown very quickly. If your baby acts happy and seems comfortable, then the water is not too cold. Have fun. ...Read more

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My 2 year old was swimming and drank some of the pool water. about 4 hours later he started throwing up. shoukd I be concerned? I'm very worried.

My 2 year old was swimming and drank some of the pool water. about 4 hours later he started throwing up. shoukd I be concerned? I'm very worried.

No worries: Swallowing a small amount of pool water while swimming is not concerning, even with an episode of vomiting 4 hours later. No 2 year old in history has ever been swimming and not swallowed at least some pool water. He should be fine. ...Read more

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Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Will swimming pool water make your skin paler?

Swimming Pool Water: Swimming pool water will not make your skin paler.Chlorine treated indoor swimming pools can cause asthma or other breathing problems in swimmers according to research from several sources. ...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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When children swallow swimming pool water, can it make them sick?

When children swallow swimming pool water, can it make them sick?

Pool water: If the pool is properly maintained and the water properly treated, the liklihood of serious illness is minimal. If non-toilet trained infants/children are swimming, transmission of giardiasis, cryptosporidium and enteroviruses ( echo virus and coxsackie virus) all causes of diarrheal illness is possible. ...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