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donna538

Warm water salt pools and rash

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I was wondering if anyone else gets a rash and itching from warm water salt pools. I exercised in one over two years ago and stopped going because it just got worse. Well I had hip surgery and for the last two months I have been exercising on and off in their pool again. I would get a rash and itching stay out of the pool for several days or a week and when I got back in the pool it would start up again. I even tried only 2 days a week. I have been reading about sulfate as a by product of treatment of salt water pools and also that they could use sulfer in the treatment. Today I just remembered about the rash I had after taking a sulfa drug for a bladder infection and getting a rash all over my body. I was wondering if anyone that has had the rash and intolerable itching from therapy warm water saltwater pools know if they have a sulfa allergy? If so I would finally know what is causing this.

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Sorry to hear that you had to have hip surgery, Donna, but I take it that, happily, it was successful and you're doing ok. Sorry also about your problem w/ the warm water salt pools. However, I have no experience w/ this, so have no info to give you. Hopefully, someone else does, though, of course nothing is a substitute for professional medical advice. Have you asked your doctor?

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If the doctors could figure it out I would not have posted with this question. I am truly getting tired of paying to visit and doctor and they really don't do anything. Thank you for asking, I am doing well hip wise. As soon as all signs of the rashes are gone I am going to try one of those 7 day trials at a Gold's gym maybe.

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I know you are tired of doctors, but have you talked to a dermatologist about the rash and itching? 

 

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It could definitely be a rash due to an additive, not at all uncommon.  Another question I would ask is: is the rash centered around hair follicles? If it is- it might be folliculitis which is common from warm therapy pools and more so from hot tubs that have not been treated properly.  We have a hottub that used Bromine instead of chlorine and I did not have luck with it, got folliculitis and had to go to a few doctors, I guess it normally looks like pimples but mine looked like a rash.  Since then I have change to chlorine, which I did not want to do, but have had 0 troubles since. 

 

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