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Skin Problems Caused By Swimming Pool Bromine
Harsh on your skin: Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance of skin cells, destroying the fluid balance, resulting in dried out, dead cells. This in turn leads to dry, peeling skin, which makes the surface of the skin appear shiny. Make sure to apply moisturizer after being in a chlorine pool. ...Read more
Lice Don't Swim: Head lice live only on human beings. Can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or towel of infected person or by close contact. May crawl or fall onto clothing, bedding, towels, furniture, pool. Don't survive off body >24hr. Anyone can get lice despite frequent hairwashing. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice in about 1 week. Do not carry other diseases, no lasting health consequences. ...Read more
After treatment: I agree that head lice can't swim, but kids do touch heads in swimming pools; so to be safe, I would do the prescribed treatment, and use a fine comb (such as the one that comes with some head lice medications) to comb out any nits (eggs) that may be attached to hair shafts. Once that has been done, the kid can participate in all activities, including swimming. ...Read more
If the pool is maintained well then the chlorine or other chemicals in the water will protect you from any disease organisms.
If you have any questions about a particular pool seek out the pool manager and ask for the test results of the water. These have to be done on a regular basis to check for water quality. ...Read more
Can be infection:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of folliculitis, which might be what you are having. It is commonly called "hot tub folliculitis" but can be spread in swimming pools, or even sometimes by shared diving suits. It is very important to keep tubs, pools, and shared water equipment clean on a regular basis.
*sometimes is eczema, which is dry, sensitive skin, depends on type of rash. ...Read more
Have cut under big toe from Brocken tile in swimming pool. It seems quite deep under flap of skin not sure if sand still in it. What should I do? Thanku
Skin care: Apply a strong SPF sunscreen at least half an hour before entering the pool. Insure that chlorine is well washed from skin with warm water and soap. Use moisturizers liberally. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more
I just got off zoloft (sertraline) 2 weeks ago and my head feels like it is in a swimming pool and when I move my head from side to side I get very woozy. Normal?
R/O SINUSITIS: UNLIKELY FROM ZOLOFT: you should rest, irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex/FLONASE and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. I avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more
I got off zoloft (sertraline) 2 weeks ago. My head feels very woozy like it is in a swimming pool. I also have a lot of head pressure. Is this normal with getting off zoloft (sertraline)?
Depends: Could be if the dose was high and it was not tapered. ...Read more
I have a red rash on the head of my penis because of rubbing myself next to my partner inside of a swimming pool there was no intercourse, serious?
Why do I get itchy, blotchy red skin in response to chill, like when stepping out of a swimming pool into a breeze- sign of compromised immune system?
Cold Urticaria: Cold induced urticaria occurs whenever the skin is chilled, by cold air or cold water, or by direct contact with cold items like ice or a cold drink can. It is not a sign of immunocompromise. ...Read more
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Possibly: While it is much more common for seasonal allergies to trigger eye, nose and lung symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma, it is possible for a skin rash to also develop. This is called end-organ sensitivity. The skin has similar allergy cells called mast cells, the difference would be allergen (pollen) presentation to the skin. ...Read more
Yes: Detergents and soaps are caustic chemicals. Too much can irritate the skin leading to an irritant contact dermatitis. Studies show that we don't even need detergents in our clothing washers, just the gyration itself cleans the clothes. If you use anything, use hypoallergenic and use 1/2 whatever they recommend. ...Read more
Probably none.: None that I have ever heard of or encountered. Would need more specific detail. ...Read more
My fiance has a soft spot on his head we think its skin problems he won't go to the doctor cause it don't hurt him. Will it always be there?
"soft spot"?????: Only an exam can answer your question. ...Read more
What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs? Never had skin problems before, is this something I caught?
See your doctor: A medspa doctor would exam the rash and start you on prescription medication. You may have any number of issues from yeast to allergies to acne or rosacea and more. She will correctly diagnose your problem and start the proper medication. If it is a chronic problem she may bea able to show you laser therapy that will help you keep your skin clear and offer products to use between visits. ...Read more
Maybe: Only way to know is try an elimination diet. Don't do both together and see how your skin reacts. ...Read more
Can dermablend foundation cause acne? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems
Asked dr. About my dry skin problems & she quickly insistedshe'd prescribe steroid cream, but I just want to find the cause instead. What should I do?
See another doc: A 26 year old female with dry skin. If dry skin is just the problem, and you don't have any large areas of severe dry patches or excoriated or infected skin, there is no need to jump to steroid creams. Dry skin can be exacerbated by cold dry weather, also by certain products you are using on your skin. Only use ointments and creams like vaseline, aquaphor, vanicream, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil 2x/day ...Read more
We've did a skin biopsy due to a rash. Results were negative for any skin problems. But cortisone shot cleared them up for 3 wks. What would be cause?
Different reasons: Sometimes with the biopsy it is hard to determine the cause of a non specific rash When cortisone works it usually indicates an inflammatory process and the cortisone in some people only lasts a few weeks If it comes back and it is worse then get a second opinion and another biopsy Sometimes if you tell provider the shot worked they will recommend a steroid cream if the biopsy is negative ...Read more
Can holding a celll phone too much cause skin problems. I have what looks like warts or blisters starting to form on my fingers where my cell rests.
? Calluses: If you use your phone excessively and there is repeated friction or repeated minor trauma from use, you may develop calluses at the site. Cells phones per se are not known to cause warts. ...Read more
Is it bad to wax my legs? I have a nair roll-on wax and I've tried it on. A little spot and it worked pretty good but I just want to make sure it won't cause any skin problems or something
Safe: Usually fine to wax. Can cause irritation but safe to proceed. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop eczema at age 30 with no prev hx of skin problems? Could major surgery cause eczema to develop? Lesions hurt, not itch, leg/foot
Having dry skin problems behind my ears, beside my nose, on my eyebrows. It is very consistent. What is it caused from and what is the possible cure?
Seborrheic dermatitis (seb derm) is a chronic intermittent rash typically affecting the face, ears, scalp, & trunk.
This condition is believed to result from overactive sebaceous glands (seborrhea) & inflammation. The mainstay of treatment includes topical anti-fungal agents alone or in combination with topical steroids. Recommend that you see a dermatologist to get it under control.
Is it possible for a bad tooth to cause skin problems? Been getting staph infections, pimples, whiteheads, dermatitis for a few months
Very remote: Unless you have multiple dental issues which are having a effect on your immune system. ...Read more
I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?
You may be onto: Something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more
Derms know!: If you are seeing a dermatologist, the vast majority of skin problems are relatively easy for us to diagnose, as we see them all the time! There are of course always tricky problems, because rashes and skin lesions can vary depending on how long they are present, if infected, the skin type, prior treatment, etc. Sometimes even a biopsy won't give us the exact answer, but that's usually rare. ...Read more
My sibling has skin problems. Itchy, the skin peels by itself and etc. Can her touch pass that sickness to me?
Probably not: Although I cannot say for sure, it does not sound like this rash is contagious. ...Read more
She needs: Dermatologic evaluation to determine what if any testing is required. ...Read more
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