By nobleach - 02/07/2009 14:05 - United States
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Hahaa. I'm surprised your comment isn't buried yet. You're such a rebel xD Anyways; OP, that sucks. I'm allergic to everything, too. but I would never use bleach for my bikini area. that's just a really painful experience waiting to happen. why not just wax? :3
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I would be surprised if she used chlorine bleach (the kind you buy for your laundry). We use a 1:10 solution to rinse mildew off our house and if we aren't careful we end up with chemical burns on our hands. I've even seen people's skin turn green from exposure to full strength bleach.
I can only imagine how uncomfortable that is! I am allergic to almost everything, but thankfully have yet to experience allergic reactions in that area. Maybe cool off in the pool for a bit?
Not to sound like an ass, but most pools (public and private) use chlorine or salt systems to sanitize the water. If she is allergic to chlorine, "cooling" off in a pool will probably not help the situation. I, for one, am surprised the OP didn't realize she's allergic to chlorine. Working as a life guard I doubt she hasn't been in the water. Sucks definitely but I'd advise against going into the pool to cool off. Until then can't you wear shorts to cover up your bikini line?
Common household 'bleach' is Sodium Hypochlorite, or NaOCl. Pools use this. So do water treatment facilities. It is highly unlikely anyone is allergic to chlorine. Anyways, a bleach is, by definition, any substance that will remove colors or whiten. Typically a bleaching agent will oxidize (pull electrons from) whatever it is applied to to get the desired effect. The chemical to bleach hair is Hydrogen Peroxide, H2O2, and has no correlation whatsoever to household bleach. Now you know....
Thanks for the chem lesson tips... unfrotunately i know a LOT of people who are allergic to chlorine and therefor avoid chlorinated pools and many cleaning agents, you kind of lost me right when you said "It is highly unlikely anyone is allergic to chlorine" you may be good at chem but be careful when making assumptions like that.. that's all :)
I highly doubt you know anyone who has an ALLERGY to chlorine; one that involves the immune system. More then likely they have a very low TOLERANCE. A chlorine allergy is, in fact, very rare. There are plenty of chemicals that go into a pool to keep it clean, and even more are produced during chemical reactions (Namely chloramines) which can irritate the skin, but not trigger antibodies to be produced.
it's from an actual allergy test, yes. and if you read my post properly you would have seen that i said not just pools but cleaning supplies with chlorine in them aswell. I am very aware of the difference between an intollerance and an allergic reaction and with the backup of an allergist and SEVERAL allergy tests i state again, i know A LOT of people ALLERGIC to chlorine. not an intollerance, allergic
wear shorts with your bathing suit... besides you supposed to test a small area of skin to see if you're allergic beforehand!