The summer season brings a lot of hot days and many head to the beach to cool off. For others, the long drives to beaches does not is not practical, so the condo pool or local swimming pool works well. It’s fun to go swimming with your family and friends especially if you are experiencing the scorching heat of ninety degree days.

There are some things to consider when you choose a swimming pool especially a public one. It’s possible that you may contract certain skin complications or rashes from them. There are different kinds of rash. If you use a jacuzzi or hot tub you may get eruptions from there. Many health clubs and condo associations have both a jacuzzi as well as a pool for swimming. There are also chlorine rash or swimmer’s itch. Normally, in order to maintain a clean jacuzzi or pool to swim in it’s necessary to kill unwanted bacteria. Chlorine is applied to the pool water to maintain its safety. Some people are allergic to chlorine which can result in a red rash. Other people may get a rash due to overexposure but are fine otherwise. Chlorine rash is a form of chemical contact dermatitis.

You can also react to the bacteria called pseudomonas aeruginosa. This can be present in both pools and hot tubs. It can even be on the filters in pools and resist anti-bacterial agents. The effect of this bacteria can include pimples and blisters that resembles the effect of a chickenpox. There can also be fungus and other causes of rashes. The more crowded a pool or jacuzzi is, the possibility of the anti-bacterial agent breaking down increases. Also a further complication is when the elderly or young children accidentally have urination issues in water.

Here are some precautions to prevent rashes:

Moderation is the key. Do not overexpose your skin to the pools chlorine; let it have ample rest to breathe. If you know you are allergic to chlorine then you’ll need to avoid the pool and head to the beach.

Shower with warm water before you take a dip on the pool, also shower after taking a dip on the pool.

Choose swimming pools that are regularly maintained or cleaned.

Another cause of rashes or swimmer’s itch is from birds, mammals and even snails. Do be careful.

You can use over the counter corticosteroid creams, cool compresses, oatmeal baths, baking soda soaks, or various anti-itch lotions that are available without a prescription such as Aveeno or Calamine lotion to treat inflammation. Be sure to give your body a break from pools to let it heal.

Be safe and have fun, take care of your skin and enjoy the warm weather.


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1 Comment on Lupus Rash On Legs Pictures

  1. 4 due in Sept 2011 says:

    doctor testing for lupus? because of rash?
    rash started small on arm thought was an allergic reaction to something,

    then it spread on more of arm and leg thought was staph infection
    treated no luck

    its not staph its also not scabes or bed bugs,

    they are saying it looks like blood pockets where blood is comming to the skin surface and then some spots where those are inflamed

    it has spread and is all over my body but the main spots is my arms and fingers and palms of hands

    also had severe back pain since around the time this rash started and very tired and no appitite hardly

    what would you think i can take pictures if you want to see if you think you may know what it is

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