Chlorine Allergy Symptoms
The following symptoms may be present in people who have an allergy to chlorine and are exposed to the chemical by means of swimming, ingesting water, or using a chlorinated bleach:
• skin rash or itch - An allergy can cause the skin to appear red and blotchy and can cause itching or soreness.
• watery, red, and itchy eyes - A chlorine allergy that affects the eyes can be treated with antihistamine eye drops.
• runny nose or sinus problems - Pain in the sinus cavities and a runny nose sometimes indicate an allergy to chlorinated water or products.
• breathing, wheezing, and other asthma symptoms - Exposure to chlorine can hinder an allergic person's ability to breathe properly and may also cause the onset of asthma.
• headache and sore throat - An allergy can produce these bothersome symptoms, which are treated with antihistamines.
• nausea and vomiting - Inflammation from an allergy to chlorine can sometimes cause digestive issues such as vomiting and nausea.