Chlorine Allergy: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Chlorine is a commonly used chemical, from sanitizing the pool to being added to our water supply to prevent the spread of diseases.

Even though rashes can occur after exposure, this does not mean they are allergic. It’s not possible to be allergic to chlorine, however some people can be more sensitive to it compared to others.

In this story, we will discuss reactions to chlorine, shedding light on its causes, symptoms, and management strategies. So, let’s delve into this topic to gain insights into chlorine rashes.


Everyone’s symptoms of a chlorine rash can vary. Most symptoms are similar to other rashes caused by contact dermatitis.


Those with asthma or allergic rhinitis who already have sensitive airways may also develop respiratory symptoms such as the following. - Nasal congestion - Wheezing


Symptoms for a chlorine rash can be treated with many over the counter products that are used for other rashes.

To treat chlorine rash you could use a hydrocortisone cream that helps to soothe itchy skin and reduce swelling or some sort of antihistamine cream to reduce itching and inflammation.

If you are an avid swimmer it may be also beneficial to purchase a body wash or lotion that is designed to to help with irritation from chlorine.

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