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Swimming and Itching skin (Read 2204 times)

    Coconut oil, perhaps?  I have no personal experience, but DW uses it for general skin itchiness, and it's not stinky.

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.


    Canadian princess

      I swim a lot but I have never had that issue. Maybe some sort of moisturizer after swimming? I usually shower before I hit the pool but not before the tri class that I do in the evenings.

        I hope the OP isn't still itching.  2009 post.

         

        Saltwater pools really help with this though! 

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        One day at a time

          Yeah, the thread was resurrected by a spammer.

            Yeah, the thread was resurrected by a spammer.

             

            Oops.

             

            Anyway, since we're on the topic, maybe this'll make you feel better.

             

            Study finds average swimming pool can have up to 75 litres of urine

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.


            Canadian princess

              Yeah, the thread was resurrected by a spammer.

               

              That is kind of sad. Maybe I will bump some old posts to get some more conversations going.


              Awesome

                What the hell, I'll resurrect this.

                 

                In case anyone sees this topic and has real concerns, my skin itches after chlorinated pools too. After much Googling, I use a soap with Vitamin C in it. Works great.

                MikeWorks


                  The second poster mentioned bromine and I wretched in my mouth a little bit. I swam varsity at McMaster, who STILL treats their pool with this god-awful chemical. After two years of swimming there, sometimes twice a day, I could still not get used to the taste. I'd find myself dry gagging during warm-up.

                   

                  Anyhoo.

                   

                  The local YMCA gives me a brutal rash (but only on my face), and this usually happens because it's the end of the day, and chloramines (the crap that chlorine and body sweat and excrement combine to form) are higher. When I go earlier in the day, no problems.

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