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allergic to my swimming pool

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jobschmob Fri 17-Oct-08 09:43:44

Hello, I doubt there is an answer but just wondered if anyone else has this problem too. I have recently started swimming once a week and am quite enjoying it but think I might have to give it up because of my nose. I am okay while in the pool but after I get home I start sneezing in random bursts and this continues for the WHOLE REST OF THE DAY. It is killing me but I can't see a way out unless I could tape my nose shut or something??

cocoleBOO Fri 17-Oct-08 09:45:36

Could you use a nose clip? Make sure you shower to get all the smell off (not being cheeky!) and take an anti histamine (sp).

BetteNoire Fri 17-Oct-08 09:46:25

nose plug
Mention it to the swimming pool, and ask them to check the chlorine levels.

BetteNoire Fri 17-Oct-08 09:47:28

I meant nose clip.
A nose plug just wouldn't be nice. grin

ivykaty44 Fri 17-Oct-08 09:47:48

it is the chemicals in the water, I often sneeze after swimming. Not the whole day though.

As the other post ays get a nose clip to stop the water going up your nose or change pools to one that has less chemicals

jobschmob Fri 17-Oct-08 09:56:25

Thanks for all the replies! I think it is just me to be honest-every now and then I will have sneezing fits at random but if I go swimming it is GUARANTEED and really exhausting.
The nose clip is a good idea I think-just worried I will look like I am trying to be a professional (yet very bad) swimmer!

jobschmob Fri 17-Oct-08 09:57:43

Stuff the embarrassment, I'm gonna get one.

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