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Chlorine Allergy

Allergies are a very common occurrence and it is important to understand the cause of this condition before it can be treated. The term allergy refers to the condition in which a person’s body reacts adversely when coming in physical contact with a substance that does not normally cause such a reaction. As far as allergies go, chlorine allergies are not a very common occurrence, but it is still important to have a basic understanding of the condition in order to make a quick and informed diagnosis of the condition when one notices the symptoms of a chlorine allergy start to develop. Because of the fact that chlorine is one of the most abundant substances in nature, suffering from a chlorine allergy is likely to play a rather significant role in the way a person leads his or her life. The most common place in which chlorine is used is in a swimming pool – where the substance is used to as a disinfectant and bleaching agent for the water contained in the tank.

As with any allergy, the first time you are going to realize that you suffer from a chlorine allergy is when you have used chlorinated water. Some of the more common chlorine allergy symptoms include irritation of the eye, the development of a rash around the armpits and the groin areas as well as an intense itching sensation around parts of the body.

Symptoms & Remedies

Given the fact that inhaling the substance in large quantities can be dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether he or she is allergic to chlorine, the substance should always be used in carefully measured quantities. However, people that inhale even what is considered to be a rather small amount of the substance will generally start to cough, wheeze and sneeze as the substance irritates their nasal passages and respiratory canal – causing some amount of inflammation along the way. Chlorine skin allergies are probably the biggest problem to contend with when dealing with a chlorine allergy. The best way to deal with the problem is to obviously make sure that you do not come in contact with the substance. However, given that it is very abundant all around us, this maybe substantially hard to do. However, in the event that you do need to use chlorine for some purpose or the other, bromine is considered to be an able substitution for the problematic substance. One of the best home remedies to help treat the eye irritation that develops as a result of the allergy is to take some amount of aloe vera juice in a piece of cloth and place it on the eye to help soothe the irritation.

Submitted on January 16, 2014