Is Itching Due To Exposure To Chlorine (pool Water) At The Age Of 2 Years Dangerous?
Hello Dooook, I want to ask, so like this yesterday on Sunday my child swam in the swimming pool near the house, after that he forgot to bring a bath soap and as a result, he finally took a bath at home, and he also didn’t bathe directly. Eh, when it starts to itch right away in the back area, the next day the itching gets to the front, now the characteristics are exactly the same as the itchiness of the pool water, is it dangerous for 2 year olds? Then how to cure it? Do you have to see a doctor? Already 2 days and 3 days have not been cured too, please information. Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints experienced by your child, can occur due to various things, including:
Allergy, especially to chlorine Irritation to chemicals Bacterial infections of the skin Insect bites
Our advice is that you should see your child at a dermatologist, especially because his condition does not improve after a few days, and not all drugs that are safe for adults are safe for children under the age of five. By seeing a dermatologist, complaints can be more easily detected, misunderstandings can be more easily avoided and the handling can be more precise.
Meanwhile, to reduce itching you can sprinkle salicyl powder which is sold freely at the nearest pharmacy, and cold compress the itchy area. Try not to scratch your child too hard because there can be injuries and infections, and immediately take your child to the doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.