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CHLORINE ALLERGY

Q I think I’m allergic to chlorine, what are the symptoms and how can it be treated? Lisa Grey

A According to various medical sources, strictly speaking you can’t be allergic to chlorine, but you can definitely be sensitive or react to it. Reactions can include red skin, scaling, tender skin or small bumps/hives. You may also cough or sneeze, although this could be due to underlying breathing issues.

Seeing a doctor is probably advisable, especially if you’re having real issues breathing. But failing that there are various things that

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