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Can you be allergic to chlorine?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes
You can be sensitive and rarely allergic to chlorine.

In brief: Yes
You can be sensitive and rarely allergic to chlorine.
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No
Being "allergic" means that your immune system is making an allergic antibody against some type of protein, for the most part.
Chlorine is an atom or a small molecule - too small to be recognized as an allergen. It is, however, a potent irritant, and will be much more irritating to people who already have inflammation in their nose, sinuses or lungs from allergies.

In brief: No
Being "allergic" means that your immune system is making an allergic antibody against some type of protein, for the most part.
Chlorine is an atom or a small molecule - too small to be recognized as an allergen. It is, however, a potent irritant, and will be much more irritating to people who already have inflammation in their nose, sinuses or lungs from allergies.
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