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I'm almost 6 months post TKR and the best thing I ever did was start swimming - or rather exercise under water and a bit of swimming.
My knee has strengthened a great deal, I walk good and am feeling much happier about it all now.
However, I now have a different problem - I seem to have developed a chlorine allergy! This is a real pain as I was going to the pool 3 times a week and I was fine for the first 6 weeks or so but now I itch like crazy for a couple of days after, even if I take anti histermines
Has anyone else come across this? My pharmacist assures me it's not a conflict with medication (I take Targinact, Naproxen,Lanzaprozole, Ciprolex and Elleste hrt) but I can't understand why I have suddenly developed it. The pool owners say they haven't changed any chemicals at all. Googling it doesn't help much.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated as I really, really miss my swimming.
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