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Cough and wheezing after swimming. Diagnosed with Symptimatic Asthma. Symptom due to reaction to chlorine or common with asthma people?

With in 1 to 3 days after we take our daughter swimming she always developes a phlegm cough and wheezing . She coughs until she makes herself bring up the white foamy phlegm. Then she developes a sore throat and upset stomach which makes her not want to eat. She has been previously diagnosed with Symptimatic Asthma but has not had to take her inhalers on a regular basis yet. Do you think she could be having a reaction to the chlorine at the swimming pools? Or is this a normal reaction for people with asthma?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Your daughter has an allergic diathesis ie she is prone to develop allergy to various allergen and that`s how she has been diagnosed asthma in the past. Similarly when she enters the pool,she is reacting to various allergens that may be present in the pool including the chlorine and the cold water. You must ensure that the [pool she is using has good standard of hygiene and is cleaned regularly. You may try putting her on some inhalers like aerocort or seroflo and a tablet of monteleukast for 3 to 5 days and then take her to the pool. These medicines can be continued for few days to weeks as these are very safe.
Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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