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My daughter always has a problem with burning while she is peeing after she is in a pool with chlorine in it. I have tried changing her bathing suit often, using vasaline, and also drinking alot the day before but NOTHING stops it from happening. She is only 5 years old and it has been a problem since she was in her first pool. I feel so bad a water parks as she sits and watches the other kids having fun with tears in her eyes. Please help.


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replied January 13th, 2010
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A9113
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Burning during urination after swimming is due to contact dermatitis or an allergy to chlorine in the water. After swimming, wash her well with plenty of fresh water and also rinse her genitalia thoroughly with fresh water. Then pat it dry with a soft towel and make her change into dry clothes before peeing. Give her plenty of fluids and juices especially citrus juices and if the symptoms still persist then infections and chlorine allergy have to be ruled out.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.






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