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Garden City Hospital is here to help. Now you can browse, search and view answers to frequently asked health questions. Have a personal health question you need answered? We can do that too! Simply submit your question and we will get it to the appropriate GCH health expert for an answer.
Ask the Experts is for general information purposes only. It should never be thought of as medical advice or treatment, nor should it be used in place of a thorough medical screening or an exam by a licensed medical professional. Medical advice should be sought from an emergency room, urgent care center, or licensed medical professional. If you need help finding a physician, use our online physician directory to locate a Garden City Hospital Health Expert that’s right for you.
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How does chlorine in pool water affect your hair and skin?
Chlorinated pool water removes the natural oils and lubricants from our hair and body. This can cause our skin to dry and flake, while weakening hair and causing split ends. There are also a ... read more
Chlorinated pool water removes the natural oils and lubricants from our hair and body. This can cause our skin to dry and flake, while weakening hair and causing split ends. There are also a few things to consider when swimming in fresh or salt water. First, natural bodies of water are alive with parasites and other living creatures which can be harmful and cause a rash known as “swimmer’s itch”. Secondly, it’s not uncommon for fresh and salt water to leave a residue on your skin and hair. It’s important to rinse off after swimming no matter what type of water you’ve been in. Don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen.