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An_253911 posted:
Spent yesterday at an indoor waterpark. Woke up with my skin feeling like it has ben sun burned, but it is not red at all and there is no rash; however, it is extremely sensitive to clothing/touching. It is only on my trunk (where my bathing suit was touching). Obviously this is some kind of reaction to the chlorine. It is worth noting that I am the only one in the family having this problem.
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
The dye or rubber from your bathing suit may have had a reaction from the chlorine or from being in the sun.

Try a cool shower and then lathering yourself with 1% hydrocortisone ointment (the greasy stuff) and putting on old pajamas. This will cool and hydrate your skin.

I hope the waterpark was fun
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com