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October 19th, 2008, 08:00 AM
I have had two hip replacements and three back fusions. As a result the only exercise I can do is swimming and aquafit. I have developed an allergy to the chlorine...itchy eyes and sinus irritation. I don't want to give up my swimming. Can anyone give me some advice on lessening the symptoms. The only pools here are chlorinated, I wear goggles and use Flonase for my sinuses. Thanks:drown:

October 19th, 2008, 09:09 AM
It had been brought up many times, here is a search on chlorine allergy

Several articles here regarding chlorine http://swimming.about.com/od/allergyandasthma/Allergy_and_asthma_information_for_swimmers.htm

October 19th, 2008, 10:56 PM
This might sound gross but you aren't allergic to the chlorine. You might be allergic to the product that is the reaction between chlorine and urine. That has a protein in it chlorine doesn't. You also could be having a interaction to something. this is how you have reactions to things like aspirin.