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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Ac ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Tincture of time: Hot tub folliculitis shows up 8-48 hours after exposure and will resolve on its own over the course of a week. There is no specific treatment unless ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Red bumps: Lots of little red bumps in the areas exposed to the hot tub water (ie: trunk, arms, legs). Showering after contact does not help prevent infection. T ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A clean tub: Make sure that the tub water is properly chlorinated if you are using a public tub and be sure to take a shower after.
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Hot tub: I think if it was hot tub folliculitis the rash would be more extensive. This may be a localized reaction to a product or moisture. Keep it clean and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Rash - not 1 disease: Rash is a common name, not a specific disease. To make a diagnosis, we need to know the shape of the rash, whether it itches, how long each individual ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Kroumpouzos
31 years experience Dermatology
Pseudomonas: Pseudomonas-caused folliculitis from contact with water of hot tub.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Ac ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wujek
19 years experience Family Medicine
Agree: This can be bothersome, but the majority of cases will resolve on their own without specific treatment. Of course, avoid the contaminated water sourc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Hot tub maintenance: Hot tubs need careful maintenance and attention to chlorine levels and ph. Because the water is hot, chlorine levels need to be fairly high and checke ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. : Hot tub folliculitis is not contagious person to person. It resolves by itself and rarely needs any treatment. It is perfectly ok to breastfeed even ... Read More

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