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Itchy skin from chlorine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I have religiously been spreading lotion after my pool exercise classes. Even then I get one or two little bumps that itch like crazy.

Anyone have a cure?

Thanks, Chris

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FITFRIT 6/22/2013 11:17PM

    We went to the water park last Monday and I have been broken out ever since! I need to completely detox and rehydrate my skin from that exposure.

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NANCYPAT1 6/20/2013 12:39AM

    Sounds like you have found some ideas that might help - I am going to try them if it becomes a problem for me.

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MILLYMOUSE1 6/19/2013 7:35PM

    One of my friends started going to the pool and she got that itch and the rash not sure what she used in the end she gave the pool up
Perhaps a trip to your pharmacist for advice

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TWEETYKC00 6/19/2013 7:02PM

    I have major skin issues and chlorine does bother me as well. Rinse your skin off as soon as possible to help remove the chemicals from your skin and then try something like aloe gel or cortisone as these will help return moisture to your skin and help the itching as well.

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123ELAINE456 6/19/2013 6:29PM

  Put oil or lotion on before getting into the Pool might help. Try it and see what happens. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Fantastic Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment edited on: 6/19/2013 6:36:02 PM

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FROSTY99 6/19/2013 6:26PM

    I know several people are suggesting you put on lotion before you go in the pool, but I know a lot of pools requite that you shower before you enter because they do not want that oily residue in the water as that makes it harder to regulate the chemicals. I would ask before putting on lotion before going in the pool.

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WALLAHALLA 6/19/2013 6:03PM

    oiling down before getting into the pool

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MARGIE100%PURE 6/19/2013 5:21PM

    The skin is a filter if the skin is having a hard time sloughing then the kidney and liver are fighting hard too. A real rinse off in fresh water is necessary. A splash of the combo blend of equal parts hydrogen peroxide-rubbing alcohol and clean water squirted into each ear will prevent further harm from infections and chlorine dry out. And the use of proper supplements to help pull out the junk and actually get it out of the body needs to be added into your routine as in Olivir and omega-3s of DHA and EPA actually listed on the package and help, too. Talk to the pool care people as sometimes certain days are heavier with the poison than others or they may be able to put less in if it is a private setting. The use of that pool and the programs of heavy population care may require you to not use that facility. I was a swimming teacher/lifeguard/and pool care specialist. I had to give up my public pool use. I will always love that low impact medium but had to curtail heavy chlorinated pools. I am delighted you found a great core strengthening activity. Rinse and pull are my suggestions from experience.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/19/2013 5:13PM

    It's possible you're actually allergic to the chlorine; plenty of people are. If it's just a mild allergy, it would show up as a rash, with some itchy bumps, and dry skin. Make sure that you shower as soon as you get out of the pool, using soap to wash off the chlorine. Always wash your swimsuit as soon as you get home, so the chlorine doesn't stay in the fabric and continually irritate your skin. Also, be sure that you're not allergic to something in the lotion you're using. Either way, try taking a low dose of an anti-allergy medication 1-2 hours before getting in the pool and see if that helps. If it does, then you know you're allergic to something. If it doesn't, then it's something else and you should probably have your primary doctor or a dermatologist check it out.

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SUSIEPH1 6/19/2013 4:50PM

    I think that it is possible that the chlorine may be too high .. I used to use baby oil before i went in the pool ..
Hugs Susie emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 6/19/2013 3:47PM

    Nope, sorry. I have itchy skin all the time without the chlorine!

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_RAMONA 6/19/2013 3:14PM

    It may sound silly, but have you considered lotioning with a heavy lotion before your class to protect our skin from the irritation while you're in the water?

I'd also consider spraying your skin with a magnesium/vitamin C solution afterward... just dissolve some epsom salts and empty a couple of vitamin C capsules in water in a spray bottle. Vitamin C neutralizes chlorine.

Is it possible that it's contact with something else in the pool area, not the water?

I hope this helps!

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KATHARINE1948 6/19/2013 2:51PM

    emoticon too much chemicals

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IAMWINNING 6/19/2013 12:26PM

    Sorry, I don't know what to suggest. I'm sorry you're itching. Are they putting too much chlorine in the pool?

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