SPRING ALLERGIES

11 Things That Can Make Allergies Worse

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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April 21, 2017

5. Chlorine

If you’ve spent a lot of time in your neighborhood swimming pool, you know how harsh the chlorine can be to your eyes and skin. People with allergies are even more sensitive to this chemical. Frequent contact with chlorine — say, if you swim daily laps or work as a lifeguard — can irritate the respiratory tract enough to trigger allergies. Whenever you swim or use chlorine bleach, keep the area well ventilated to reduce your exposure.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN