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cass
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   Posted 12/2/2011 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a rash is spreading on my face, neck, chest, arms, and back. I also have chest pain and pressure. It is not poison ivy either.

There is something that might be giving me a rash. I did not think of this earlier cause I did not think it could be possible. For years we have had well water and just recently, (a week ago) , we now have city water, but it has Chlorine in it. Every time I take a shower with the new water, I break out in a bad itchy rash and I have bad chest pain and pressure. I am always cold so I put the water on hot and the steam from the shower I breathe in cause I always have my mouth open for some reason, and sometimes some of that water gets in my mouth and I swallow it. I did some research and it did say if you inhale it from the shower it can cause chest pain and the water can irritate the skin.

My question is: I have Angina, Am I irritating my Angina more by inhaling this substance every time I take a shower with the chest pain and pressure I am getting? Cause I never had a problem in the shower with the well water.

Any lotions I can try? The Calamine lotion is not working that well.

Cassie

Red_34
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   Posted 12/2/2011 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't answer the question about the Angina but there are things you can do to eliminate chlorine from your shower. Here is a link that may be useful:

www.ehow.com/how_8028071_chlorine-out-shower.html

If the link doesn't work, just copy and paste to your web browser.

You can try Benedryl cream to combat the rash.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

cass
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 12/13/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
It has been two weeks and I am still itchy with my rash. I wake up too alot during the night and my skin is very itchy. I have dots on my chest and small dots on my left arm and on my hips. I have hydrocortisone cream, but it helps to a point. I made another appt to see my dr on Thurs. Hopefully I can get some relief from the itchiness.

Cassie

cass
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   Posted 12/14/2011 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, anyone have any advice or not?

Cassie

Red_34
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   Posted 12/14/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I did give you advice...did you try it yet? Chlorine filter shower head and Bendryl cream (not hydrocortisone)? But we are not doctors - we are support forum.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

cass
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 12/14/2011 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Since the itchiness got worse, I decided to go to the dr and she prescribed me hydrocortisone cream. I am going tomorrow to the drs again cause the cream is not working.

Cassie
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