10 common Questions and its answers in swimming you need to read!

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10 common Questions and its answers in swimming you need to read!

Is it true that when you go swimming, you will see a lot of problems you did not know about before? Or when you meet and see, you don’t know who to ask, except your swimming teacher.

Don’t worry, because in this article, we will help you with some of the most common questions.

1. My eyes are red and my throat is itchy while swimming. Am I allergic to chlorine?

A: In the conventional sense, it is very rare that we are “allergic” to chlorine, but after a long immersion in chlorinated water, many people feel a “stimulant reaction” looks like an allergic reaction to chlorine. symptoms such as swelling, itching, sneezing, sniffling and red eyes.

Sometimes throat irritation and coughing are caused by free chlorine particles in the air, especially in poorly ventilated indoor pools.

2. Why do I see halos around the bulbs after swimming?

A: When your eyes are exposed to chemically treated water or hypotonic water (salt in water is less than salt in the cornea), the cornea can become swollen. This edema causes the rays of light to bend as they pass through the cornea, sometimes making it uncomfortable for swimmers to see halos around light bulbs. The eyes may also become red, watery and become overly sensitive to lights and cigarette smoke. A nap, eye wash, and time, will alleviate this; using swimming goggles is also a preventive measure.

3. What makes it feel like there is something in my eyes after swimming?

A: This is another story, but it is related. Exposure to chlorine can cause superficial punctate keratitis – a decrease in the outermost cells of the cornea, exposing a nerve and making you feel a sensation. There is something in my eye. It takes one to two days for the condition to heal – it’s time for your body to replace lost cells. Again, wearing swimming goggles is the best way to prevent this.

4. Can I get eye infections from swimming?

A: No, if you are swimming in a fully chlorinated swimming pool. By current standards, a residual chlorine of at least 2.0 is sufficient to kill all bacteria and most viruses.

However, deep pools of water such as quarries and lakes, as well as swimming pools that are not chlorinated, can be a haven for harmful bacteria and viruses. You can protect yourself by wearing swimming goggles – but not someone else’s, because infection can be spread this way. See your doctor if you experience persistent eye problems.

5. Can I wear contact lenses while swimming?

A: Yes, but most recent trials at the Centers for Disease Control show that people wearing soft contact lenses may face a number of risks. Although contact lenses can protect your eyes from chlorine, wearing soft contact lenses while swimming has been linked to eye infection; Plus you have 4 – 15% chance of losing your glasses. Other studies recommend swimming goggles whether or not you wear contact lenses to protect your eyes from microorganisms and bacteria commonly found in pools and in natural waters. And if you still wear contact lenses while swimming, you should remove them and wash them every 20 to 30 minutes to minimize risks.
If you wear contact lenses, you can talk to your optometrist about your ability to make swim goggles. You can also buy “ready-made” swimming goggles with lenses of a variety of degrees.

6. I got water in my ears. Is it harmful? What is “swimmer’s ear”?

A: Letting water get into the ear canal will make you uncomfortable and can lead to “swimmer’s ear”. When you swim, water sometimes travels up to the eardrum (Eustachian tube) – an extension tube that extends from the back of the nose to the back of the eardrum. If you have an infection in your nostrils, the water can transfer the inflammation to your middle ear; This is known as the “swimmer’s ear”.

Although this problem is quite rare, it can occur in divers because they are subject to changes in pressure. And it happens more often in children than in adults, because adults have a tiny twist in the eardrum that can block water from entering. If you have persistent pain in your ear, see your doctor; You may have an ear infection that requires specialist care.

7. How can I prevent water from getting into my ears? When water gets in my ear, how can I get it out?

A: Wearing rubber, slime, or wax earplugs that can protect your ears. The main concern with wearing earplugs is that if water gets stuck behind the plug, it is even worse than letting water in and out of the outer ear. A swim cap that covers your ears may provide sufficient protection.
To remove water from your ears, dry your ears with a hair dryer or gently wipe them with a cotton swab. In addition, anti-bacterial ear drops are also on the market, which have a quick drying effect, especially preventing “swimmers’ ears”.

8. Are swimmers more susceptible to colds than others?

A: Swimming, by itself, does not increase your chances of an upper respiratory infection (Upper respiratory tract infection is an acute infection of the upper respiratory tract including the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx – ND). However, inappropriate dressing can cause problems. In cold weather, walking outdoors without a hat or scarf after swimming is careless, because 30% to 40% of your body heat is released from your head.

9. Sometimes I feel like I can’t get back to my normal breathing. What is happening?

A: It can be the result of breathing too quickly, too deeply. This is called hyperventilating, or it can be because you aren’t giving yourself enough rest.

10. Can I swim when I have a cold?

Answer: Keeping athletes out of the water when they have a cold is an age-old way of thinking. But really, there isn’t any convincing argument why people should avoid swimming when they have mild upper respiratory infections. It is true that heavy exercise reduces the body’s ability to fight infections and chlorine irritates the airways a bit, but when you have a mild cold (sneezing, runny nose) you don’t need to stay out of the water. It depends on how you feel.

However, it will be a different story if you have a fever. In this case, you must stay away from the swimming pool completely. If you have a severe cough, don’t swim – not just for yourself, but to keep the disease from spreading. And don’t waste time with severe respiratory problems: go see your doctor right away if you are truly sick.

There are above 10 common questions and its answer in swimming. Have you found your question yet? If you haven’t, you can send us an email so we can help you out. 


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