Swimming and Psoriasis

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Mavis - Well done Michelle that is such good news. Sometimes your children can give you that confidence p... More »
Michelle - Awwww bless them. Michelle, you have the most adorable little boys and not only that, they are go... More »
Michelle - Such kind words everyone ❤ Thank you so much! We have been swimming everyday since 😃
john,Chewweeeeee - It is difficult as most people are not happy about having it well who would be , I have approach... More »
Sarah - I posted about a similar situation recently too eva, a lady at a playgroup I go to was there and ... More »
Jaye - I have psoriasis really bad, I would rather someone approached me and asked me about it, and if t... More »
john,Chewweeeeee - This pic is my Italian chopper moped from 1973 ,i finished /restored it years ago in 2003, s... More »
monica - could be me
Jinger - Hot water always irritates mine severely. But I am pretty much affected every where now so it's g... More »
Genevieve - I've just had a friend invite me to a place with natural hot pools...she's tall and slim and gorg... More »
Clint - That's a shame it might be the best thing for you I think you should reconsider.😎
Michelle - My advice is, don't get into a pool if you can smell the chlorine. That means there are too much ... More »
Patricia - no never tried going swimming yet soon though
Jane - We have a salt water pool, in the summer I go in the pool quite often just to relieve the itching... More »
Sarah - Hi Emily, that is hard to feel that there is something you want to do but psoriasis is stopping y... More »
Michelle - I once felt that way too Emily. My kids really helped me overcome it as well. When my skin wasn't... More »
Michelle - Emily. If swimming is still on your mind, it's worth taking the risk that people might see you. I... More »
A - I think so too Sarah and Michelle. Yes, I do swimm, why not? (I know, because off the staring o... More »
Elaine - I haven't been in a pool, ocean, lake...for years because I can't cope with how people look at me... More »
Jinger - Honestly not if someone I don't know is in it
Michelle - I would have to agree with Justin. An oil would be more sufficient when at the beach or when go s... More »
john,Chewweeeeee - yes you might cook :)
Justin - Check out coconut oil websites - you do not burn, you get a deep tan and are protected!
Luis - Iam sorry we in California
natalie - I'm in Ireland aswell karena I don't think that would happen in any pool.. hearing your story as ... More »
Sarah - Yes I think a few Flaymers have been kicked out of pools by lifeguards! It is a real shame, and s... More »
Sarah - Yep very stressful indeed, when watching coverage grow like that. How long have you been taking y... More »
Ruben - Hey Lana, don't Google, Flaym it ;) Thing is that we all react different and you'll have to find... More »
Michelle - Hi Lana. I have noticed that whenever I have a high stress level, my P is spreading like a wild f... More »
john,Chewweeeeee - I shall get a few lemons to try clint,whats there to lose if it helps, i did say this a while ago... More »
Michelle - I have to agree. Lemon does work but I drink it with water. I drink fresh lemon water twice a day... More »
lisa - Thanks everyone but i just cant pluck up the courage to go and have stares, it would really get m... More »
Chris - I just got changed and was straight in Lisa! You can do it
lisa - Once my treatment resumes maybe i will
Sarah - That is awesome, bet you are proud! So, same time next week?
Michelle - That is awesome news Chris! And we are proud of you for not being bothered by it. Try swimming as... More »
Susan - Good for you Chris. If anyone does care then it's not about you. It's about them. Best thing e... More »
Michelle - Yes, definatley test on a small area would be the best bet to make sure you don't have a bad reac... More »
Polyp - Always dilute lavender oil! x
Sarah - Thanks Polyp! Good advice, I will.
Michelle - Strangely enough swimming in chlorinated water has always seemed to help my skin. I don't go in t... More »
Ruben - Not on my P but on my ceborric... Saltwater and sun help to clear up my P a lot. If I could I'd m... More »
Emma - Apparently baby farm do a scalp cream which might be worth using 🤔
Dakeyras - First thing Caroline, do not feel self conscious(easy to say I know and hard for me at times also... More »
john,Chewweeeeee - abroad i will take my top off as i did last year in tenerife, in england no unless i am in spots ... More »
Sarah - Hey Caroline. I've had to change my ways with this in the past 3 years, as I have had children, a... More »

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Sarah - Not specifically, Jen, although I have been to a couple of spas that have had salt rooms.
Ajibiyay - I do swim 3 days a week before I get to the pool I put lotion on my whole body so far that works ... More »
BBw71 - My daughter swims 4/5 times a week with her p. She does the same puts cream on before which helps... More »
Chrisb - Think I would have been too busy covering up my own to notice anybody else's .....
Lorna Penner - I think salt water swimming pools are good for psoriasis,,but other chemical pools are not.
Becky - For most people the sun and salt water help and improve there psoriasis, howling have you lived i... More »
Michelle - Whenever I went to Cape Town or Durban (I live in Johannesburg SA), my psoriasis flared up. The s... More »


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Swimming and Psoriasis

Swimming and Psoriasis


Many people with psoriasis have different experiences and exposures with swimming in public pools or going to the beach. Psoriasis is sensitive and chlorine can dry your skin, but what irritates one person’s psoriasis does not necessarily affect others. Share your experience and perspective on swimming with psoriasis with the community.

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