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My 4 year old daughter fell on our driveway and scratched her face. The wound is healing fine. She has a Pool Party to go to this Saturday. I was curious if anyone knew if chlorine from the pool can cause a discoloration of her skin where the wound is? The scratches are superficial. Thank you
 

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I have not heard of cholrine causing discolorations. I would only be worried if the wound actually broke the skin which would allow the chemicals & bacteria in the pool to enter. But if the damage is only on the surface, I don't think it would be a problem. But anytime the skin is damaged, there is always a chance that it will leave a discoloration or scar. It just depends on your genes. You should apply some sort of vitamin E cream or oil on the wound until it heals completley. This will help prevent a scar.
 

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i never liked swimming after i had cut myself badly because the pool water would cause the scab to come off. and then id have to grow a new scab, which ITCHES. i dont think it will affect whether or not the wound leaves a scar though.
 

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Try that mederma for kids. That will help if it's past the scabbing stage. If it's still scabby - put an antiobiotic ointment on it to soften the scabs and they'll slough off eventually.
 

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im a year round swimmer and even when i get cuts i still go swimming. swimming actually seemed to help it heal faster and none of my cuts has ever gotten infected from the chlorine
 
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