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January 31st, 2011
same problem i'll be all blocked up going ro sleep them wake up in the early hours in fits of sneezing and nose running like a tap, nearly impossible to get back to sleep, i'm going to try the noseclip and sinustabs, just hope they work.Have changed my shift in work to accomodate these fits!!! its getting ridiculous!!
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replied March 21st, 2011
I suffered from the same symptoms , waking up during the night completely blocked up and sneezing alot .I swim in different pools and had the same problem in all of them . ( though did not suffer when swimming in fresh water )
I cannot recommend this but just wanted to explain how i got over the problem .After finishing in the pool i sniff ( snort decribes it better but not a good word ) fresh water( i use tap water ) through my nose so it goes all the way through to the back of my throat , about 3 times each nostril . This seems to flush away the chlorine water . It's not a nice feeling and feels terrible for about 4 minutes and i have to find a quite place to do it as bit embarrasing, but it does mean i get a full nights sleep .Have been using this method for about 2 months now and seems work for me ( sometimes have minor symptoms ). Perhaps someone could explain if this is not a safe thing to do . I just wanted to share my experiences as i know how bad it can be .
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Users who thank woody123 for this post: Eijke 

replied June 2nd, 2011
Flush it.
Use a saline nasal flush within 20 minutes after getting out of the water. Should fix it and does not harm your body in anyway...actually saline flushes are very good for your nasal cavity.
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Users who thank DHr for this post: Eijke 

replied July 17th, 2011
I have the same symptoms, they start about an hour after I swim and last for a day. But I can sleep because I wear a nasal strip and that really helps. Today I decided to put on the nasal strip in the evening - not attractive, even though it's clear, but my kids are asleep and my husband's watching TV so I can deal. I kept it on about 2 hours and it seems to have made a difference. Aired everything out. Much less congested now.
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replied January 5th, 2012
I have been having the EXACT same symptoms, but only for the past couple weeks. I have been swimming in this same pool for 5 years with no real irritation. Yesterday I asked the manager what changed and he admitted the pH levels vary. The chemicals used in this and almost all pools are 1) Sodium Hypoclorite (chlorine) and 2) Muriatic Acid. I researched the 2 only to find out that allergies to chlorine are rare, but people react to Muriatic Acid (which is basically Hydrochloric Acid) differently, depending on the levels in the water. The allergic symptoms were exactly as many people here, and myself, have experienced: blocked nose for 24 hrs or so, constant nose running and sneezing, etc. But I still don't know why it only started recently and why the pH levels have changed and what to do in order for it to stop! Sad
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replied June 27th, 2012
Sinus blockage and sneezing after swimming
I am 55 years old and have an above ground pool that is chemically treated with Baquacil, an alternative to chlorine. Last year the pool was installed and started using the Baquacil. I had no problems with nasal blockage and sneezing at all last year. This year everytime I go in the pool I get totally blocked up and sneeze a lot. It usually takes 24 hours to get over the sinus blockage.
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replied March 8th, 2014
Swimming in a salt-water pool has helped greatly. Now nose irritation is minor and can be dealt with using moisturizer on the outside and a dab of Vicks on the inside 2x per day.
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