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What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

Eczema: You need to use a moisturizer on her skin twice to three times a day. Moisturizer means either lotion, cream or ointment. Choose one without fragrance or added color. Itching will respond to Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on those itchy areas. Too frequent bathing or swimming will make the dry skin worse.

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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week.

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I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin.

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What can be done to prevent vulvar burning after swimming? I apply vaseline before swimming. I tried several pools. Can chlorine cause long-term harm?

What can be done to prevent vulvar burning after swimming? I apply vaseline before swimming. I tried several pools. Can chlorine cause long-term harm?

Vulvodynia: You can try a few more things. Vitamin a;d ointment combined with petrolatum (vaseline) could help. You can also try Hydrocortisone over the counter in an ointment form. Do not use the cream form as it contains alcohol. In terms of rx, your doc can give you a prescription for an estrogen topical medication which may help.

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Today after swimming my left ring finger was burning from inside for a2 hours. Why?

Today after swimming my left ring finger was burning from inside for a2 hours. Why?

Where you wearing ri: Were you wearing your right. If so Chlorine or other chemical coudl have reacted under it. If not this could be a neurologic issues. Your physician can help clarify these symptoms

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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?

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.

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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!

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My daughter gets red blotches on her body when she swims. It is burning itch for about an hour after swimming. Her feet and hands swell up.?

My daughter gets red blotches on her body when she swims. It is burning itch for about an hour after swimming. Her feet and hands swell up.?

Is she swimming: In a pool????? Chlorine can sensitize the skin in some people....advise in any case a LONG shower as soon as leaving the pool (or other water) along with a moisturizing body wash!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z

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I've had this scar on my knee for about two years now. All of a sudden, after swimming it starts to swell... This has never happened before. What is it?

I've had this scar on my knee for about two years now. All of a sudden, after swimming it starts to swell... This has never happened before. What is it?

Swelling: Swelling of the scar or tissue surrounding it would suggest inflammation or trauma with possible bleeding, Or inflammation of the knee joint itself (arthritis, cartilage injury, etc).If there has been no trauma or insect bite, and the area reddens, cellulitis or infection could be present. In any case a physician should examine you if symptoms persist.

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Noticed pain on inner calf after swimming yesterday. May have bruised on glass coffee table yesterday. Pain w/o warmth or swelling. Dx?

Noticed pain on inner calf after swimming yesterday. May have bruised on glass coffee table yesterday. Pain w/o warmth or swelling. Dx?

Possible DVT: Get to an ER and get checked for a possible DVT (clot) in your leg and/or treatment of thrombophlebitis. You may have injured a vein in your leg and it requires examination and evaluation.

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Noticed pain on inner calf after swimming yesterday. May have hit onn glass coffee table yesterday. Pain w/o warmth or swelling or bruising seen.?

Noticed pain on inner calf after swimming yesterday. May have hit onn glass coffee table yesterday. Pain w/o warmth or swelling or bruising seen.?

Muscle injury: You may have torn the muscle while swimming or have a minor contusion from hitting the table. Without swelling or visible bruising, it is okay to treat it with over the counter pain medicine and wait to see if it improves. If you develop swelling or worsening pain you should be seen by a physician.

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Hi, after swimming in an ocean in indonesia I have had this inner thigh rash which had red bumps. Over the last week I have round elevated bumps. Help?

Hi, after swimming in an ocean in indonesia I have had this inner thigh rash which had red bumps. Over the last week I have round elevated bumps. Help?

Sea creatures.: You were likely bitten by some tiny sea creatures while in the water. I can't recall the exact name at this time. Try some topical cortisone cream. If this does not help. See a doctor.

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My right leg feels like it is burning and my kneecaps as well.

My right leg feels like it is burning and my kneecaps as well.

Neuropathy: It sounds like you are having nerve pain down your leg. Would see your doctor. This may be coming from your back where there may be some compression of a nerve. Tests can be done to figure this out.

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What would cause burning leg pain?

What would cause burning leg pain?

Usually disc: Excruciating pain from the hip down to the ankle can be due to a disc prolaplse causing nerve root pressure or the possiblity of a bony injury producing irritation of the adjoining nerve and or muscle needs to considered. Bursal inflmmation around the hip can also produce these symptoms.