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Doctor insights on: Itchy Skin After Swimming In A Pool

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion. Chlorine allergy?

I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion.  Chlorine allergy?

Chlorine 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

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What can cause an itchy rash with small bumps 15 to 20 min after swimming in any swimming pool?

What can cause an itchy rash with small bumps 15 to 20 min after swimming in any swimming pool?

Dry skin: The chemicals in pool can strip your skin of its protective oils. Apply baby oil before and after swimming. ...Read more

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Why does my skin get so itchy after swimming in a pool?

Why does my skin get so itchy after swimming in a pool?

Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe itching on contact with water without observable skin lesions. The symptoms may be felt immediately after contact with water and can persist for an hour or longer. In some families, a tendency toward aquagenic pruritus appears to be hereditary. ...Read more

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I have these bumps and sores appearing on my skin after swimming in my aunt's salt water pool. They are red and itchy. What's happening?

I have these bumps and sores appearing on my skin after swimming in my aunt's salt water pool. They are red and itchy. What's happening?

Folliculitis: Sounds like it could be folliculitis, an inflammation/infection of your hair follicles.
This happens sometimes from swimming in pools or spas where there is an increased amount of bacteria,
Showering with antibacterial soap daily and applying hydrocortisone cream can help. Use of an antihistamine such as benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help the itching
See your doctor if there are many open sores as it may need rx ...Read more

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What to do with dry winter itchy skin?

Moiturize: 1. Cooler showers
2. Gentle soap. Try eucerin calming wash
3. Moisturizer. Try cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline. ...Read more

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What can I do to help dry and itchy skin?

Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

Moisturizer: When showering, use luke warm water and keep the contact time less than five minutes. Use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, dove sensitive skin, olay). Afterwards, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer. ...Read more

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Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Can not tell: The description is not adequate to make diagnosis. It can be dermatitis, fungal infection. If it is persistent see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can tapeworms cause itchy skin all over?

Tapeworm Side Effect: Reading through the list of symptoms, you'll understand why the signs of a tapeworm infection are often misdiagnosed. You are your own best advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, malnutrition, muscle weakness, neurological damage, seizures, weight loss, tapeworm segments on clothes or in feces. ...Read more

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What is a cause for itchy skin other than dry skin?

What is a cause for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Fungus: Any dermatitis for that matter can cause itching. A sunburn can cause itching, any response that will cause inflammation can cause itching. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dry itchy skin?

Dry itchy skin: Dry itchy skin — most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch. ...Read more

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What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Allergy,infection: Causes include scabies, a mite infection, a reaction to a medication, a reaction to laundry detergent, fabric softener, new clothing. In addition, it could be sign of eczema where rash is not yet apparent. If significant and not improved with otc cream see dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

No: Avoid ingredients you may be allergic to. Consider moisturizers, aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil and witch hazel to manage the itch until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, all over, since birth, remedy?

See a doctor: If your skin is itchy due to nerves or anxiety there are prescriptions that would help you. If you have eczema, allergic dermatitis, or any other rash a doctor can properly diagnose it and start treatment. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam cause itchy skin?

Can clonazepam cause itchy skin?

Rarely: Itching skin is a rare side effect of Clonazepam but it may happen. Itching may also occur after stoping clonazepam. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "Dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

Skin that is being: Stretched can itch. So, when breasts, abdomen, buttocks enlarge — itching may occur. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

Hormones: Changes in liver contribute to itching. There are several rashes associated with pregnancy, papular pruritic pupp, impetigo herpetiformis, as well as eczema which can worsen in pregnancy. Topical Sarna can be helpful for first line symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash.

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash.

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Yes: Ragweed, besides causing typical allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, is a photosensitizer; so the combination of ragweed oil on the skin plus sunlight can cause itching. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over but no rash, remedy?

I have itchy skin all over but no rash, remedy?

Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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What to do with itchy skin for diabetes type 1?

What to do with itchy skin for diabetes type 1?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

Itching skin: Without rash more than likely from dry skin especially due to weather and using warm/ hot water for washing and baths. Use skin cleansers for baths and apply any moisturizing lotion or cream to affected areas. Take oral histamines if itching really bad. May use otc Hydrocortisone cream or any topical itch cream available if needed. Consult w your physician if you have other signs and symptoms! ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more