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Can I get cold by regular swimming? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Is Getting cold due to regular swimming twice in a week?
User:is that true?
Doctor:I do not see a corelation
Doctor:Many people swim regularly without getting a cold
User:oh. pls suggest in that
User:I just started swimming from few weeks back. every time I felt cold after swimming.
User:pls suggest how could I control in that?
Doctor:You need to check if you are doing something wrong
User:something meant?
Doctor:Mostly keep your body well covered before and after swimming
Doctor:The water should not evaporate right away but slowly
Doctor:wipe your self with a new towel everytime after coming out of water
Doctor:Do not swim for a long time
Doctor:Also need to remove wet clothes right away after swimming
User:4 hours in week
User:2 hours Saturday
User:2 hours Sunday.
Doctor:Also avoid letting pool water to go into nostrils
User:I'm following all these, what u said.
Doctor:I think there are some clips available that may help
User:where those clips? pls
User:can I consult ENT specialist here?
Doctor:Those are called nose clips
Doctor:You will get it where you get sports equipment
Doctor:ENT specialists are available for Ask A specialist query only
Doctor:They are not available on chat
User:oh.. ok
User:I used head caps but nose didn't.
Doctor:Try the nose clips next time
Doctor:I think you are supposed to breath out under water
Doctor:These clips somehow help with appropriate breathing
User:yes. you're right.
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:how about ear?
Doctor:For ear you need to cover them
User:oh.. I got it.
Doctor:swimming plugs
Doctor:It will avoid swimming ears
Doctor:water should not go into ears
User:then before & after swimming bath advise?
Doctor:After swimming yes
Doctor:To remove the chlorine
User:walk or hot?
User:walm or hot water?
Doctor:warm water is advisable
Doctor:it is about removing chlorine since chlorine is an antiseptic and can alter your normal flora
User:OK.sorry I made some typo..
Doctor:So it is better to remove chlorine as soon as possible
Doctor:its ok
User:what is symptoms of chlorine?
Doctor:It can cause some skin irritation
Doctor:and cold like symptoms if it goes into throat
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:yes. that's right. I drunk water sometimes
Doctor:Well you are not supposed to
Doctor:Chlorine is like taking an antibiotic for no reason
User:yes. but I could nor have breadth that time.
Doctor:I know it happens while swimming
Doctor:but you need to avoid it as much as you can
User:can you provide soft copy to avoid cold while swimming?
Doctor:Do you mean in email?
User:is that possible?
Doctor:I will send it in email
Doctor:Please confirm your email
User:thanks for your support. Dr.
Doctor:I will send the email soon
User:fine. that's it. bye from now
Doctor:Take care
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