I'm not sure whether this is my mucous membranes being overly sensitive to the chemicals in the pool, or whether it's the beginnings of a yeast infection. The main thing is, I'd like to avoid it if possible and am wondering if anyone has any tricks. I'm already getting my swimsuit off right after I get out of the water, and am changing back into my regular clothes. My partner has (jokingly!) suggested slathering up with vaseline before I get in the pool, but a) ew and b) that sounds like it could introduce other problems down the road.
I got this a little bit when I was doing my daughter's classes, but much less. I suspect it may be in part because I kept my legs closed, and in part because my hormone balance was different -- she was still breastfeeding then.
I am recovering from an ankle injury and am desperate to exercise in a way that keeps me off my feet. For other reasons, bicycling isn't a great option for me, so swimming is kinda it for now. I'd love any suggestions you have.