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My Eyes Burn After Swimming Or Exercising Why
Why do I keep getting a burning sensation in my nose like when I swim, but I am not swimming. I am also having eye pain and headaches.
Salt water related: While salt water pools may have few benefits, it is not for everyone and may invoke different reaction in different people based upon their salt-water bablance and tolerance to change. The effects may be exacerbated due to additions of chlorine etc. Make sure you know what is in the pool before jumping in, esp with kids. ...Read more
Goggles: May be sensitivity to pool chemicals..Prevention with goggles may be best. ...Read more
My eyes are blurry after swimming and it has been hours i can't get it to go away. I've tried eye drops, rinsing eyes and a cloth what else could i do?
Blurry after swimmin: Chlorine and other chemicals (plus the hypotonic water) from pools will often cause a prolonged blurring of vision. Using goggles is advisable. Artificial tears and time will usually resolve this. Sometimes a 5% nacl solution (muro 128) will help, but it stings. If it lasts more than 24 hours medical care should be sought from an ophthalmologist (infections and other diagnoses are possible). ...Read more
Tight Goggles: Tight goggles can definitely cause this. Or allergy to the rubber compound of the goggles. Try different brand and looser ones. ...Read more
After swimming our 1yo checks have been red and rashy at night time when i'm applying lotion to his cheeks he's crying like it burns what is this from?
Several things: Could be irritation from something in the pool, from sunlight, or from the lotion you're using. Does the rash occur when he swims everywhere, or only in one pool? Is the redness on his cheeks bothering him? If his cheeks are a bit red but he is unbothered, then he cries only when you apply lotion, then try a different lotion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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