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What causes painful nipples after swimming?

After swimming in the pool, my grandson complained about sore painful nipples and the tips of his nipples were very red. Two days later the second grandson was swimming in the pool, and later complained about the same problem,. what could be causing this weird conditions. Granddaugjters also swam and had no symtoms at all?
Tue, 1 Mar 2016
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Welcome to the HCM

I understand your concerns. It seems to be due to allergic reactions on mucosal surface of nipples due to some allergens in the pool. You may give antiallergic medicines for relief.
Take care
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What causes painful nipples after swimming?

Hi Welcome to the HCM I understand your concerns. It seems to be due to allergic reactions on mucosal surface of nipples due to some allergens in the pool. You may give antiallergic medicines for relief. Take care