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What could I be allergic to in pool water?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Chlorine contact
Chlorinated water is very irritating and causes a lot of trouble for serious swimmers.
Lots of swimmers get an irritant rhinitis/sinusitis and end up with frequent sinus infections. It's very drying and irritating to skin and numerous people also find they get rashes from frequent contact with pool water, or their eczema gets worse. Changing to a salt water pool can help somewhat.

In brief: Chlorine contact
Chlorinated water is very irritating and causes a lot of trouble for serious swimmers.
Lots of swimmers get an irritant rhinitis/sinusitis and end up with frequent sinus infections. It's very drying and irritating to skin and numerous people also find they get rashes from frequent contact with pool water, or their eczema gets worse. Changing to a salt water pool can help somewhat.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Madhukar Punja
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Dr. Madhukar Punja
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