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Why Do I Have To Urinate So Much After Swimming
Frequency: Urinary frequency is usually a sign of a UTI or overactive bladder (urge incontinence). You did not mention if the frequency happens a few days after or immediately after swimming. If it happens immediately after swimming, the effect of running water or even swimming, in some women, causes a physiologic reaction to have the urge to urinate. Otherwise, check for a possible urinary infection. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Chlorine, Dehydratio: Sometimes, rigorous swimming will dehydrate you and increase your body temperature. The chlorine can also irritate your local skin if you are sensitive. So, some people will have burning for a few hours after swimming. Sometimes you may be unlucky, when you swim in public pools that are crowded, you may get an infection. ...Read more
My 2 yr old daughter is having painful urination after swimming in a pool also. She also has had uti's 3 times. Is it safe for her to continue weekly?
Is your question: Whether or not it's safe for her to swim weekly? Have her UTI's been related to her swimming? If not, it's certainly safe for her to swim. Make sure she's changing out of her wet bathing suit as soon as possible after swimming. Being in the wet suit will not cause an infection, but can cause irritation, which can cause symptoms like a UTI. Please contact her pediatrician to discuss further. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What would cause body aches and fever like symptoms without a fever or vomiting for 3 nights starting around 5-6 every night after swimming one night?
After swimming in the sea sometimes feel lower back pain and red stools. Do I have to refrain from swimming in the sea?
After swimming put in alchol vinegar drops. One ear fine other ear the world spun like I was drunk. Cleared up within a min or two what would cause?
Water in ear: Can sometimes cause that feeling till it dries up especially if trapped behind a piece of wax. ...Read more
Small, white, round spots on legs n arms after swimming under the sun for 1/2 hour daily for 1 month. Cause for concern? Treatment needed?
Dermatologist: This sounds like an unusual rash and a dermatologist would be best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat it if necessary. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Does swimming cause burning hands and feet the day after? It felt like it was always after swimming, perhaps it's my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Do swimming lessons present a health risk to children that are prone to bladder and urine infections?
No, but staying in a: Wet swimsuit, like wearing silk panties, keeps the perineum moist & can cause vulvitis; then, wiping back-to -front can cause an ascending bladder infection. Cotton panties wick away moisture. Showers are better than baths with floating soap or bubbles because ^ed alkalinity reduces vulvar mucosa's resistance to bacteria; Sitz baths with 1 cup of vinegar/6" of water ^ its resistance. ...Read more
What medicine should I use for lips itching after swimming? It hurts so much. I had this once and I didn't know what to use to make it go away.
Lip itching: A good barrier lip balm would the best way to go and might be helpful before you go in. ...Read more
Bleeding: From nose is never normal, you could have some minor problem need to be corrected, speak to your doctor for ENT Surgeon referral. ...Read more
You skin tone will return to the baseline naturally.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Swimming/ sun: Not if you are deconditioned or you had excessive exposure to the sun. ...Read more
Moderate sunburn on both of boobs after swimming in an indoor pool is this normal. I was wearing a tankini. Swimming for about an hour.?
For about a year I get back pain between the shoulder blades. When I look down it feels like a strong stretch. The pain goes away after swimming.
Muscle but neurologi: This sounds muscular but your physicians will evaluate you for a possible neurologic cause. It sounds like exercise helps nd this is a good sign. ...Read more
4 y-old gets a fever after swimming in our community pool. Only her. She gets it the same night and lasts a few days. No other symptom? 4th time now.
Fever: Something is wrong, please take your daughter to your pediatrician to make sure she ok, speak with the pool manager about the safety of the pool water & if they are checking the water regularly for PH & for bacterial contamination. I would take a sample of that water to the pediatrician to see if it can be checked for bacteria. Please don't let your 4 yr old go in that pool until checked ...Read more
After swimming, I have a very slight irritation around my vag opening. I showered thoroughly after swimming. Could this be because of the water? Help?
Possibly: Did you use soap in the vaginal area when showering? This is one of the biggest irritants out there. Use water ONLY! Your vagina is not "dirty" and therefore doesn't need "cleaning". The chlorine may have caused some irritation also, but the cure again is to rinse only with water. It should clear up on its own. ...Read more
Perhaps: Occasionally it is possible that your back can be sore. If you are doing freestyle and stretch out, but lift head out a lot, then you may be putting stress on the lower back. Keep head down and relax the stroke. Glide and rotate as you pull through the water. If doing butterfly, you may be stiff and not able to stretch smoothly with the kick. Stretch before, and after. If kickboard, keep head down. ...Read more
Antihistamine: In rare cases, people can develop hives after their skin contacts water, or exposed to cold temperature. If you develop hives after each swimming, try taking a claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec 30 min before swimming. If u forget to take them before and develop hives, these antihistamines will also help then. ...Read more
Chemical sensitivity: You could limit severity by applying barrier cream to sensitive areas first. ...Read more
Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe itching on contact with water without observable skin lesions. The symptoms may be felt immediately after contact with water and can persist for an hour or longer. In some families, a tendency toward aquagenic pruritus appears to be hereditary. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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