|>I have been swimming for a year, 3 or 4 times a week. For the last three
|>weeks, about an hour after a swim, I develop major cold symptoms,
|>especially my nose which jams right up, I sneeze continuously, go through
|>kleenex after kleenex! This lasts about 2 days, then I am fine again.
|>Next swim, this cycle starts all over again. Until three weeks ago, I was
|>Any comments out there! Has anyone gone through this sort of thing. Any
|>comments appreciated. Thanks.
Sounds like allergy symptoms compounded by the stress of your
workout and the chlorine in the water.
My hayfever hits me in late spring (and stays until we get some
good frosts in the fall). I find that my hayfever symptoms are
exasperated by chlorine. They are also worse when I an physically
fatigued and/or I am lacking sufficient sleep.
Perhaps this is a particularly abundant year for some sort of
pollen that you've always been allergic to, but has never been
of sufficient airborne concentration in the past to cause your
body to react to it.
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