A 38-year-old member asked:
what are these red bumps on my chest, neck, shoulders and stomach? allergic to the hot tub?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Tub: It is possible to be having a problem from a hot tub (heat related urticaria and rarely excessive chorine in the water.
5952 viewsAnswered Sep 28, 2020
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Infection: Hot tub folliculitis is caused by a bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa, that grows in the hot water when chlorination is inadequate. Your can treat foliiculitis with otc antibacterial creams or washes or you can try dilute vinegar on the skin. Get that hot tub water tested & don't go back in until you and the tub are in good health.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2020
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