Wednesday, June 18, 2008

She's Allergic to Swimming

Beth called home last night. It sounds like she's having a good time - getting to go to the beach and swim in the pool, which are both things she likes a lot. Unfortunately, she sometimes has a weird reaction to swimming, and it doesn't seem to matter whether it's a pool, a lake, or the ocean. Her nose gets all stuffed up, and she can't breathe all night after. Not a good thing, especially for someone who loves to swim so much. Now, if Jeffrey had that kind of reaction to swimming or being in the water, he'd just stay out of the water and never miss it. The rest of us couldn't live that way.

So, we took Beth to the doctor when this started happening, and he said it was an allergy. So, she's allergic to water? It's a little strange, but he prescribed lipovox, or something and told her to take it whenever she was going to go swimming. I think it was Zyrtec, something for allergies anyway, and it does seem to help.

Of course, along with forgetting to take a camera with her, Beth forgot to take her medicine along. Luckily it's now available without a prescription, so they went to Walgreens and bought some so she could swim and enjoy herself, and still be able to breathe. Breathing is always a good thing.


  1. I break out in hives when I swim in salt water, but a swimming pool is fine for me.

  2. Wow, I've never heard of that. Glad there is something she can take for it....

  3. My 2 boys also have allergic, but to chocolate . Cold make them both get caugh!! :-(


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