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can chlorine in swimming pools effect eczema?

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Found 25th Sep 2008
i took melissa swimming yesterday and was wondering if this could be the cause of it getting worse, it was a bit red on her cheeky before we went but has flared up on her face, is there anything i can do about it, she enjoyed herself so much it will be really sad if i have to stop going

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yes it can, anything can cause it to get worse!

Yes it can but if you rub some emollient (spelling?) onto affected areas before going into the pool her skin will stay hydrated and will be fine. Hope that helps x

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Yes it can but if you rub some emollient (spelling?) onto affected areas … Yes it can but if you rub some emollient (spelling?) onto affected areas before going into the pool her skin will stay hydrated and will be fine. Hope that helps x



thanks hun i'll look into that

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you need a barrier cream you intend taking her again, obviously one tat ont aggrevate her eczema

No problem hun x

Yep - it really dries out the skin, have you had a look at ...

eczema.org/

they have some really good info - though can't find anything about chlorine on there...

PS - think swimming in salt water ie. sea is supposed to be good for it though ... perhaps a bit chilly at the moment though!

Just plain old vaseline is what my GP recommended as it doesn't irritate and is waterproof barrier so her skin won't dry out.
There are loads of different barrier creams available so i suggest you ask GP what he/she recommends for your little one xx

yes, it can... I use oilatum before going swimming, and have it in a bath too does the trick and I can swim as much as i like still

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Chlorine dries the skin, so yes it most definately will affect it.

My daughter also suffers with eczema when she goes swimming, which is a shame cos she's a fab swimmer and was asked to join a local swimming club by a coach who spotted her at our local pool!

When she goes with school she has a shower (with shower gel) at the pool, then another when she gets home using Oilatum Emollient (on prescription, so free). When she goes to bed she has some piriton and usually a bit of hydrocortisone on arms and legs! If we do this religiously, she's fine, but if we miss any of the steps out, or she goes more than once a week, we have a tearful, itchy night!

i have eczema on my foot i was on holiday recently and while i was away in pool sunbathing ect it went but i been back 2 weeks and its come back

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