Swimming !

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Hello all of you fellow sufferers out there. I have had this now since last September/October and it finally seems to be calming down.

Can anyone tell me if they know whether going swimming will make the rash worse or not? I have a feeling that the chlorine in the water will make the rash worse. What does anybody else think ?

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    My 10yr old daughter is 9 weeks into this terrible rash... She wanted to go swimming this week.. She did go and yes it did make it a little worse...

    But don't really know if the swimming was really what caused it as it does fade then re appears again...

    I am trying to let her do normal things, but it is hard to see her suffer.

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    Hi my experience is that salt water is good, however relaxing in a spa is not so good. It makes it worse. I have had it since September 07, and have had enough!
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    GPT,

    I can imagine you would be fed up of it by now...

    My daughter has only had it 9 weeks.

    My GP called today to ask if she had seen the dermatologist yet, He didn't even know I hadn't been given another appointment.

    He said that he'd get straight onto it, he said that 2 weeks ago....

    They are saying it maybe something else now.

    She just needs to get to the bottom of it.. she is only 10 and it's making her really fed up too.

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    Hi

    i think my 14 year old son has it, i am going to phone the gp today to get an appt - it is on his chest, arms and back - he is extremely embarrassed about it and has been asked to go swimming on Sunday - I don't think that this is such a good idea. What do you think ?

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