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Old 07-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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I have had a pool for many years, a few weeks ago, I got in and floated around and later that night noticed I had a pimple rash along the side of my breasts. I thought it was my top, since it was new and the next day swam in another suite, well, I broke out all over my back, breasts and stomach. Its itched and looked horrible. i saw my doc who said I had ckn pox, which was total bs went to a dermatologist who said it was from my pool! I now have a horrible red patchy rash that looks like burns or something. I am taking Cipro and using cream. My pool is so clean and I am in total shock. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I feel so embarresed! Several people were in the pool that day and no one else has it. I don't understand this???? Anyone???? Thanks!

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Re: Hot tub itch

Greetings, it is hard to say without actually seeing it, sometimes the immune system in one person is a bit lower than in other people. I would also wonder if the chlorine, heat from a moist bathing suit too long and moisture had caused a reaction. If this is from germs as they seem to think then I would keep it dry, avoid sweets and fats. When the family is not home I would pull the shades and get near the window with the most light take off clothes and air it. A robe can be kept nearby in case they come home early.

Germs of most types like dark, moisture and sweets or food and heat so it needs to be kept cool as well as dry if possible. If it happens to be fungal I would dry well after the shower. I would use hairdryer can be used as long as it does not overheat or overdry the skin.

I would also use bay leaf tea every 6 hours around the clock for a couple weeks at least after the regular prescriptions are finished. (they say not to use herbal things usually with regular medicines) The bay leaves were used in the old days for small pox to prevent this disease from occurring. While admittedly it is not the same disease as chickenpox it is an antiviral in action and might be successful in helping with this difficulty.

Personally I think bras may add to the difficulty unless they are not too hot and can absorb moisture instead of adding to the moisture or unless it helps keep it off the chest wall. Of course in public if a woman is big instead of small she will need to use it to avoid embarrassment. These are some things to think about but of course all healthcare decisions are made by the person doing it. If desired I would like to know how it goes. Peace, sjb

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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Re: Hot tub itch

In my experience, hot tubs tend to be extremely chlorinated. That's because the warm water really is a prime breeding ground for germs! However, for those with sensitive skin, the combination of hot water and large amounts of chlorine can be quite bad.

If this is your private pool, and you're the only one who uses it regularly, perhaps you can look into the smallest amount of chlorine necessary to keep the mechanisms mold-free.

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