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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.

Dr. John Chiu
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Pain in my nipples after swimming at the pool with chlorine bleach?

Pain in my nipples after swimming at the pool with chlorine bleach?

Allergy: Painful nipples can be due to drying and or allergic reaction to swim suit etc. When the chlorine content is high in water/other chemicals then there is pain and irritation in sensitive areas. If her pain does not subside visit your doctor.

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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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Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Chemical sensitivity: You could limit severity by applying barrier cream to sensitive areas first.

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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.

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Lips swollen and rash on face after swimming in a pool. What could it be?

Lips swollen and rash on face after swimming in a pool. What could it be?

Probably an allergic: Probably you have been bitten by an insect or you are allergic to some chemical in the pool. See a doctor immediately.

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What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

See a dermatologist: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except at bedtime. It is a popular sleeping pill. Try taking 1 or 2 claratin (loratadine) or Zyrtec (cetirazine) an hour before you go in the pool.

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Why does penis hurt after swimming in chlorine?

It should not: Need more info. Where does it hurt? Os it burning or another type of pain? How long does it last after swimming? Do you have a rash, abrasions, cuts, or other lesions on the penis? You should be examined by a urologist if this is a persistent issue.

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Headache after swimming swallowed some chlorine water, 8 yr old?

Headache after swimming swallowed some chlorine water, 8 yr old?

Swimming headache: Not sure if chlorine water ingestion is the cause of the headache. If it is, observe, have him rest, given Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If it is caused by another reason and not severe, the above approach should help as well.

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Why do I get painful skin rashes on my inner thighs after swimming in the ocean?

Thighs: May be rubbing together and are more vulnerable with salt water and prolonged emersion.

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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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I got a rash after swimming in reservoir. What should I do?

I got a rash after swimming in reservoir. What should I do?

Swimmer's itch: Ducks carry a tiny worm that penetrates human skin but does us no harm. Each produces a little red bump. Leave it alone or put a topical anti-itch preparation on it.

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Armpit rash after swimming?

Armpit rash after swimming?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms.

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I get a rash after swimming in the ocean and where the sun is exposed on my body. But not when I go into fresh water. Something that I can do?

I get a rash after swimming in the ocean and where the sun is exposed on my body. But not when I go into fresh water. Something that I can do?

Rinse off..: Showering with fresh water immediately after getting out of the salted water is the only prevention. Many beaches offer outdoor showers or locker rooms for this reason.

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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.

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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