Cold Symptoms

Cold Symptoms

Post by Anthony Zemanovi » Fri, 31 May 1996 04:00:00


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
just fine.
Any comments out there!  Has anyone gone through this sort of thing.  Any
comments appreciated.  Thanks.
Tony

 
 
 

Cold Symptoms

Post by jopp.. » Fri, 31 May 1996 04:00:00


|>
|>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
|>just fine.
|>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.

--

        Joe Oppelt

        *************

        The opinion of my employer should not be inferred from my posting.

 
 
 

Cold Symptoms

Post by Kannan Krishn » Tue, 04 Jun 1996 04:00:00

I used to be pretty okay with swimming earlier (my nose would leak every
once in a while after a swim). However, this year I have been quite
miserable. I am suffering from an awful pseudo-cold after Saturday's
swimming session. One thing that does seem to help (sort of) is to use a
saline nasal spray (no chemical other than salt and water) immediately
after swimming.

Good Luck (and welcome to the club).

---Kannan