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Patch testing to determine the cause of your rash
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While chlorine keeps swimming pools germ-free, this chemical can irritate the skin, resulting in a rash or Contact dermatitis. Symptoms include dryness, burning sensation, cracked skin and itchy reddish patches or bumps.

Treat contact dermatitis
While contact dermatitis from chlorine may not be prevented as long as you are still getting into the pool, its symptoms can be treated. Wash the skin with clean water immediately after swimming to remove chlorine’s irritants.  Cortisone cream may prescribe to stop itching.  Neutralizing lotions and moist, cold compresses may also offer relief.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


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Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456