Your little girl is probably not allergic to the chlorine at such but is getting a skin rash when she swims due to the cold water. This is known as 'cold urticaria'. This condition usually lasts for between 3 and 5 years and then disappears. It can easily be treated using an antihistamine called Zyrtec which should be taken very day. Sometimes cold urticraia can be dangerous as a child's breathing may be affected if she suddenly dives into cold water. Your daughter should be seen by a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.
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