Some swimmers are not very tolerant of the chemicals in the pool water and they suffer from frequent allergies and rashes on their body. This adverse effect forces them to stop swimming for a while until they repeat these attempts to acclimatize to pool water again and again.
Allergies or rashes can lead to loss of interest in swimming and people might try running or perform other aerobic exercises to maintain their health and fitness levels.
However, there might be an easy solution to these problems if swimming is absolutely essential for aerobic exercise, since many patients suffering from arthritis, spinal injuries, knee and ankle injuries cannot run or walk without pain and need swimming as a low impact exercise to remain fit and healthy.
The first thing to do is to visit the family doctor and ask them for advise. They might be able to prescribe certain anti-allergy medications or anti-histamines for itching and rashes. Those swimmers who have not found any solutions through their primary care doctors can visit a dermatologist or immunologist to seek additional solutions or advise on the future course of action.
Apart from these steps, allergy or rash prone swimmers can try different swimming pools to see if they can tolerate chemical cocktails in some pools better than the others. In addition, swimmers can also wear full body swim suits and put on goggles, ear plugs and train themselves not to ingest even the least bit of water. This can be done by proper training in breathing techniques which ensure no pool water will be ingested while swimming.
Swimmers can also ask their doctors if there are any food supplements they can consume or avoid certain kinds of foods or drinks which might help boost their immune system against such adverse reaction to pool water.