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Obese Teens and the Impact of Allergic Reactions to Swimming Goggles

Swimming is a great way to lose weight and become more physically fit. For many obese teenagers, swimming provides a way to become physically fit in an environment where you can practice resistance training and engage in fun activities such as water aerobics. For many teens, swimming is safe and relatively injury free but can cause some degree of nuisance complications especially when using swimming goggles. A rash that develops in response to using swimming goggles is not uncommon and often occurs when a swimmer is not used to using goggles. For most goggle users, the complications with facial irritation will occur around the eyes and cheekbones and is usually the result of an allergic reaction to the products the swimming goggles are made from. For teenagers who are involved in swimming activities, especially those that are involved in swimming for fitness, the use of goggles is important but can often be removed because of the teen’s concern about facial irritation.

If your teenager is experiencing a complication on the face, with the goggles being used in the water fitness or water aerobics class, then you will want to visit with a fitness instructor who can give you some guidance in what types of products to use to alleviate the rash on the face. In addition, a dermatologist may be recommended to address the extent to which the swimming goggles product may be implicated in the facial rash. For most teenagers, a simple modification to customized goggles can improve the health complication and your teen will be well on the way to improving their swimming, fitness and reducing the rash implications.

Swimming is a favorite past time for many teenagers who desire to become more physically fit. For most, there are little to no complications with swimming goggles but when rash does occur, medical attention should be given and your teen should try to avoid swimming without goggles or, at least, avoid getting the eyes wet should goggles not be worn. In any event, the continued engagement in swimming is important and any complication with goggles should not be overlooked or deemed to be a deal breaker for swimming.

With proper guidance and care, your teen can continue to use swimming goggles without any further allergic reaction. Latex allergies are most often the culprit and this can be easily resolved with some swimming goggle modifications for your actively swimming teenager.

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