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Doctor insights on: My Eyes Burn After Swimming Or Exercising Why

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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Why do my eyes burn when swimming with my contacts on?

Why do my eyes burn when swimming with my contacts on?

Chlorine: Chlorine used as a disinfectant in swimming pools is an irritant. I hope your are wearing swim googles if you are in the pool with contact lenses in your eyes. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate irritated eyes after swimming?

What are some ways to alleviate irritated eyes after swimming?

Artificial tears: Rinsed the eye and put some tear drop. The chlorinated or salty water could irritate the eye, by washing it off with neutral ph tear drops it will help to recover it faster, . ...Read more

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Eyes blurry and halos around. Things after swimming in a salt pool happened to 2 kids today?

Eyes blurry and halos around. Things after swimming in a salt pool  happened to 2 kids today?

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

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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?

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

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My skin is itching and burning after swimming in an indoor swimming pool. What could be wrong?

Chlorine!: The chlorine that is put in a public swimming pool to kill harmful organisms has also been known to cause skin irritation. When you come out of the pool, be sure that you shower well! ...Read more

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Why do I get red rings around eye on skin after swimming?

Why do I get red rings around eye on skin after swimming?

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