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What could I be allergic to in pool water?

What could I be allergic to in pool water?

May no be allergy: The chlorine in the pool water is an irritant. When the airways are irritated by chemicals like chlorine (others examples are cigarette smoke, strong perfumes, cleaning agents like bleach etc) they react with congestion, sneezing, runny nose and cough and some times with even more severe symptoms. ...Read more

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What could i be allergic to in my tap water?

What could i be allergic to in my tap water?

Water temperature?: Allergic reactions to water are very unusual. Cold water could trigger cold urticaria (hives) while hot water could trigger cholinergic hives. There is a very rare physical type of hives called "aquagenic urticaria" where just plain tap water regardless of temperature or salinity (salt vs. Fresh) on the skin can cause hives. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

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

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I am not allergic to latex that i know of but could my uterus could be allergic to the latex in a diaphragm?

I am not allergic to latex that i know of but could my uterus could be allergic to the latex in a diaphragm?

Latex Allergy/Uterus: Uterus is a part of your body and you do not have separate parts of body presenting with allergy.Either you have latex allergy or you do not.What are your symptoms, latex allergy can cause localized contact allergy and if you do have allergic symptoms than you are allergic to latex.I will recommend you consult your doctor or an allergist and get tested for latex allergy. ...Read more

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Why would I suddenly be allergic to chlorinated swimming pools?

Why would I suddenly be allergic to chlorinated swimming pools?

Describe symptoms: Please tell us what actually bothers you. The chlorine in pools acts as irritants and not allergens but there is no way to answer your question without knowing what actually ails you. ...Read more

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I have become extremely sensitive to salt. I become dehydrated and have to drink a lot of water quickly .What could be causing this reaction to salt?

I have become extremely sensitive  to salt. I become dehydrated and have to drink a lot of water quickly .What could be causing this reaction to salt?

Impossible to say: without at least a history,physical exam,and some basic labs looking at electrolytes ( sodium,I.e.salt) in your blood and urine.See an Internist soon. ...Read more

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My skin was itchy after a walk outside. What can I be allergic to in the air?

My skin was itchy after a walk outside. What can I be allergic to in the air?

Skin itching: It is possible that you may have skin itching due to an exposure outside. This could be due to pollen or mold spores. Sometimes the tree pollen levels are high enough for a significant amount of pollen to be deposited on your skin which could result in itching, if you are allergic. Another cause is mold spores which sometimes cause itching with direct contact, i.e. Walking or sitting on grass. ...Read more

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Could someone be allergic to tap water?

Could someone be allergic to tap water?

Very unusual: There is a entity called aquagenic urticaria in which water can cause hives. Otherwise, allergy to tap water would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to be triathlete. Problem of hyperventilation i can not swim or float in water.?

What do you suggest if i would like to be triathlete. Problem of hyperventilation i can not swim or float in water.?

Good for you!: I'm a sometime swim instructor. Get with somebody who's current and does a lot of this. It's easy enough to overcome if you have a trainer who's patient and skilled. I hope that you fulfill your dream. ...Read more

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I am going on a trip to India. Is it safe to shower with contaminated water? I have heard that it might be contaminated with parasites or bacteria.

I am going on a trip to India. Is it safe to   shower with contaminated water? I have heard that it might be contaminated with parasites or bacteria.

"Mostly": If you use soap, that will help, just keep your mouth closed to avoid getting water in your mouth. I also use bottled water when brushing my teeth instead of tap water. The water may not be drinkable, but it is safe to bathe in! Have a safe trip! ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to chlorine in a pool?

Can you have an allergic reaction to chlorine in a pool?

Irritant: Chlorine is a strong irritant and can cause skin rashes and respiratory symptoms in susceptible people. Those with asthma, allergies, eczema are particularly sensitive to chlorine exposure. If chlorine levels are too high it will bother most people. ...Read more

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Can I get HPV from a swimming pool if the swimming pool does not have enough chorine for me to be able to smell the chlorine ?

Can I get HPV from a swimming pool if the swimming pool does not have enough chorine for me to be able to smell the chlorine ?

No risk, no worry: HPV is not transmitted through water. The only way to get genital HPV is by sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to poison ivy if you are allergic to pollen? I am very allergic to pollen and my friends want to take a camping trip off into the mountains where there is sure to not only be plenty of pollen but also plants like poison ivy. Should i

Can you be allergic to poison ivy if you are allergic to pollen? I am very allergic to pollen and my friends want to take a camping trip off into the mountains where there is sure to not only be plenty of pollen but also plants like poison ivy.  Should i

Poison : Poison ivy and poison oak produce their skin lesions lesion by direct contact with the plant oils found on their leaves. This can occur by brushing the plant or indirect transfer like coming in contact with smoke from burning the plant. You treat these lesions by washing the area thoroughly and applying a topical medication to sooth the itching, such as calamine lotion. Sinus allergies are due to pollen that plants and trees shed during their reproduction process. This pollen cause an allergic reaction within the body when inhaled. Treatment consist of taking antihistamines. ...Read more

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And everyone thinks im allergic to the chlorine! so can someone be allergic to chlorine?

And everyone thinks im allergic to the chlorine! so can someone be allergic to chlorine?

Chlorine allergy: Yes! you can be allergic to chlorine -- this would best be discussed with an allergist, and desensitization therapy may be effective. ...Read more

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Can I get hypothermia from wading in the water. Could I possibly have hypothermia?

Can I get hypothermia from wading in the water. Could I possibly have hypothermia?

Probably not...: If you can get on the computer to ask the question, then you are probably just cold. Hypothemia will cause decreased mental status and decreased motor skills. ...Read more

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I do not see any bumps at the moment but is it possible to be allergic to salt water?

I do not see any bumps at the moment but is it possible to be allergic to salt water?

Something else: Sodium chloride and water? No. I wonder if you refer to preservatives used in eye solutions - or another situation, perhaps. Give us a more detailed description. ...Read more

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What could I be allergic to in pool water?

May no be allergy: The chlorine in the pool water is an irritant. When the airways are irritated by chemicals like chlorine (others examples are cigarette smoke, strong perfumes, cleaning agents like bleach etc) they react with congestion, sneezing, runny nose and cough and some times with even more severe symptoms. ...Read more

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VERY sensitive/allergic to chlorine (asthma and skin rxn) Swallowed some pool water at practice; started coughing up phlegm and then threw up. Bad??

VERY sensitive/allergic to chlorine (asthma and skin rxn) Swallowed some pool water at practice; started coughing up phlegm and then threw up. Bad??

It may be: Immediately, you have to worry about your throat closing and not able to breath. However, if you're writing this, I believe enough time has passed that you don't have to worry about this. Watch for signs of an allergic reaction, itching, swelling, a rash, runny nose/eyes or trouble breathing. If any of these develop seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What could i be allergic to in my tap water?

Water temperature?: Allergic reactions to water are very unusual. Cold water could trigger cold urticaria (hives) while hot water could trigger cholinergic hives. There is a very rare physical type of hives called "aquagenic urticaria" where just plain tap water regardless of temperature or salinity (salt vs. Fresh) on the skin can cause hives. ...Read more

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Last saturday i start havin horrible runny nose, cough, sore throat all of a sudden. We have mold/mildew from leaky water. Could i be allergic to mold?

Last saturday i start havin horrible runny nose, cough, sore throat all of a sudden. We have mold/mildew from leaky water. Could i be allergic to mold?

Runny nose: It may be a virus or allergies, depending on systemic symptoms such as body aches, fever, etc. If you have allergies, you may have been exposed to an allergen you reacted to. If an antihistamine does not help, it is probably a cold. ...Read more

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Could someone be allergic to tap water?

Very unusual: There is a entity called aquagenic urticaria in which water can cause hives. Otherwise, allergy to tap water would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to water?

Is it possible to be allergic to water?

Water: Not water per se, but contents or chemicals in it, such as chlorine or Fluoride or contaminants. ...Read more

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I'm currently allergic to water, what should I do?

I'm currently allergic to water, what should I do?

Hives?: There is a puzzling condition called aquagenic urticaria that affects the skin causing one to break out in hives when in contact with water. Certain illnesses have been associated with this condition. Usually antihistamines are effective. If symptoms are severe or internal like anaphylaxis then it may be wise to carry an epinephrine autoinjector. An evaluation by an Allergist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to be allergic to water?

Is it possible for someone to be allergic to water?

Skin reaction?: If you mean by allergic to water developing hives from water contact in pools, etc, yes it can happen. You cannot be allergic to drinking water, you are 90% made out of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be allergic to water?

Is it possible for a person to be allergic to water?

Symptoms?: It is.Possible to develop hives from water exposure called aquagenic urticaria. Also can have sensitivities to components of drinking water. ...Read more

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What do people do if they are allergic to water?

What do people do if they are allergic to water?

No one is allergic!: No one is allergic to water. Contaminants in water can causes issues, but water is the number one chemical in your body! what makes you thin this can be? ...Read more

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Need expert help. Can someone be allergic to water?

Need expert help. Can someone be allergic to water?

Ingestion or exposure: Aquagenic urticaria is a rare form of physical urticaria, when exposed to cold water hives and itching develop, also ice can induce the reaction when placed over the skin for few minutes, probably ingestion of ice cold juices/shakes can cause some reaction. Treatment is avoiding exposure to cold/ice cold water or beverages and histamines in case of exposure ...Read more

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How to know if i'm allergic to water.. How do I know for sure ?

How to know if i'm allergic to water.. How do I know for sure ?

Water allergy: You cannot be allergic to water but you may develop hives after being in water as in swimming or showering, this is a skin sensitivity not an allergy. ...Read more

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Can little kids be allergic to sea water?

Can little kids be allergic to sea water?

No and Yes: Sea water is essentially, truly just salt and water. Other things like magnesium, etc are there too. But true sea water is salt water. However, just about anything can be found in sea water, so if someone is having a problem with a reaction to it, then its likely to be some contaminant in that local source. Something dumped or leached into the system is the likely culprit. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to hot tub chemicals in the tub's water?

Can you be allergic to hot tub chemicals in the tub's water?

Reaction to hot tub: The chemicals in hot tub water are too small to be recognized by the immune system so they don't cause allergies but if their levels are too high they can irritate the skin. Also, a rash after being in a hot tub may be a skin infection from contamination in the water which should clear by itself. If your skin doesn't clear in 7 days, contact an md. ...Read more

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If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

No such thing: Not sure there is any data to support the existence of a 'salt' allergy. ...Read more

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I got rashes when i shower, allergic to water?

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I got rashes when i shower, allergic to water?

Yes: There is a condition known as aquagenic urticaria. The mechanism is unknown but some felt that it was induced by interaction of the water with sweat of the sufferers. This is not a common condition. A more common entity is cholinergic urticaria in which small red itchy hives erupt during the cooling down phase after a rise in core body temperature. This can be controlled with an antihistamine. ...Read more

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I do not see any bumps at the moment but is it possible to be allergic to salt water?

Something else: Sodium chloride and water? No. I wonder if you refer to preservatives used in eye solutions - or another situation, perhaps. Give us a more detailed description. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to water? I'm asking this because when my comes into contact with water he starts to get a rash.

Is it possible to be allergic to water? I'm asking this because when my comes into contact with water he starts to get a rash.

Yes: There is a condition known as aquagenic urticaria. The mechanism is unknown but some felt that it was induced by interaction of the water with sweat of the sufferers. This is not a common condition. ...Read more