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Can Someone Be Allergic to Pool Chemicals?

By    |   Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:18 PM

Question: Last summer we rushed my son to the hospital after he had what doctors said was probably an allergic reaction to chlorine from a neighborhood pool (he’s 3 years old). Does this mean no swimming for him this summer?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Chlorine is in our water and is in numerous cleaning agents. The diagnosis you were given is highly questionable.

Consider consulting an allergist to help you isolate the real problem here. I have never had to recommend that a patient avoid swimming based on an allergy to chlorine.

My experience tells me you deserve a second opinion before banishing your child from the poll this summer.

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