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Doctor insights on: Can You Catch Herpes From A Hot Tub

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Can a hot tub affect you if you have herpes?

Herpes: Since herpes is a transmittable infection by contact, you should avoid hot tubs if there is an active outbreak. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Does hot tub folliculitis in the groin look and act like herpes?

Does hot tub folliculitis in the groin look and act like herpes?

Not really: Herpes lesions typically resemble blisters that rupture, form shallow ulcers, then heal with scab formation. Herpes lesions are painful. Hot tub folliculitis usually involves large surfaces of the body, and looks like red bumps and/ or pustules. There are no ulcers ...Read more

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My sister had to pee really bad so she peed in the tub and she has gential herpes her baby was on the pot can you catch gential herpes from urine/std?

My sister had to pee really bad so she peed in the tub and she has gential herpes her baby was on the pot can you catch gential herpes from urine/std?

Unlikely: Most stds are contact infections, i.e., require intimate or close contact to be transmitted from one person to another and often require an open lesion like the sores of herpes to release the virus from the carrier to an open wound or scratch on the contact surface of the recipient. If the urine passes over an open sore it may carry some viral particles with it to an exposed open wound or scratch ...Read more

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Can I get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Can I get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Unlikely, possible: Can get urethritis & bladder infection from chlorine in a hot tub. There is always the mild risk of a bladder infection ascending to the kidney. Hence yes. ...Read more

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Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

No: Regular bath is ok but a hot tub may even be a source of skin infections if not properly cleaned. ...Read more

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Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Depends?: It is if the water is too hot! Otherwise, if it is comfortable for you and pleasurable to you and you do not do this for an extended period of time, there is probably no harm to you from this. You may have some drying and chaffing and could have some other irritation. You may need to apply some moisturizer to the area afterward. Make sure the water and the tub are hygienic! Stop if concern. ...Read more

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I am itching since getting out of my hot tub all over my body?

I am itching since getting out of my hot tub all over my body?

Allergy?: Some times very hot shower makes one itch. But if this is a hot Tub bath, may be it is not cleaned properly and whatever is used for Tub bath is irritating your skin. Take a quick shower and use Aveeno or oatmeal soap. Apply coconut oil to smooth and or Bemadryl cream for itching. You will feel better. If you develop rashes despite this then it is time to get examined. ...Read more

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I had a baby a month ago. Is it okay for me to get in a hot tub?

I had a baby a month ago. Is it okay for me to get in a hot tub?

YES: Please enjoy what little time you may have with a new baby to relax. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mobitz type 2 block, can I still go into the hot tub?

What to do if I have mobitz type 2 block, can I still go into the hot tub?

See below: After your pacemaker has been inserted, it will be safe for you to go into the hot tub. ...Read more

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My 3yo goes back n forth from the pool to the hot tub. I don't let him stay in hot tub for more than a couple minutes at a time. Is this o.K?

My 3yo goes back n forth from the pool to the hot tub. I don't let him stay in hot tub for more than a couple minutes at a time. Is this o.K?

Under supervision: I would be more concerned about an accident than the water temperature. Make sure that the child is supervised at all times. ...Read more

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Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Uncleaned hot tub.: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. The bacteria causing the infection is called pseudomonas aeruginosa, and is associated with skin contacting bacteria-contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpools. The infection is treated with antibiotics.

The cdc has an excellent facts website all on the subject of hot tub rash. ...Read more

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Does hot tub cause uti?

Does hot tub cause uti?

Not a commmon thing: Hot-tub can cause skin infections/folliculitis; certainly can cause infection on/around the vagina areas causing symptoms of vaginitis etc...Often, pseudomonas are the offending bugs, and they can be cause of uti, but e. Coli makes up the bulk of cause >70%. If you are having symptoms of UTI or vaginitis, your doc can help sort it out and provide rx accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more

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How long can I get in the hot tub @ 27 weeks preg?

How long can I get in the hot tub @ 27 weeks preg?

How hot is the tub?: The problem with getting in a hot tub is that if it is really hot (often they are 104 Fahrenheit) then it can give you a fever and this is bad for the fetus. Best just to avoid the tub or take a short dip, 5-10 mins. ...Read more

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Angiogram precautions: can I still go in a hot tub?

Angiogram precautions: can I still go in a hot tub?

Not a good idea: If you have coronary disease hot tubs can cause blood vessels to dialate and lower BP and may work against you precipitate angina and and heart attack. ...Read more

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Does soaking in a hot tub help with chronic migraine?

Does soaking in a hot tub help with chronic migraine?

Depends: There are a number of techniques patients use for migraine, which can include both behavior modification and relaxation techniques. Trying such a technique can certainly be worthwhile. Of note is that temperature - both hot and cold - have been reported to both help and worsen migraines. ...Read more

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What could cause burning in chest after taking a hot tub?

What could cause burning in chest after taking a hot tub?

Many things: The same thing that causes chest burning at other times: angina, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcer, esophagitis, non-ulcer dyspepsia, cholecystitiis, fibromyalgia, costochondritis, and myo-fascial syndrome, to name a few. ...Read more

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Does sitting in a hot tub affect male or female fertility?

Does sitting in a hot tub affect male or female fertility?

Hot tub infertility: For women usually not. Even in early pregnancy the chance that an appropriate hot tub temp will cause a problem is low. However, time in the hot water should be limited to no more than 10-15 minutes to avoid possible problems. For men, prolonged hot tub use can interfere with sperm. Immature sperm are especially vulnerable to heat so the sperm exposed in January may not be functioning in March/Apr ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to hot tub chemicals in the tub's water?

Can you be allergic to hot tub chemicals in the tub's water?

Reaction to hot tub: The chemicals in hot tub water are too small to be recognized by the immune system so they don't cause allergies but if their levels are too high they can irritate the skin. Also, a rash after being in a hot tub may be a skin infection from contamination in the water which should clear by itself. If your skin doesn't clear in 7 days, contact an md. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before using a hot tub after a nosebleed?

How long should I wait before using a hot tub after a nosebleed?

No need to wait: There is no need to wait. You may use a small amount of an emollient like vasceline, inside the nose in the part near the opening. Use it sparingly. ...Read more

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We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

I'd never suggest it: While I applaud you efforts to share things that help you relax, I would never recommend a hot tub for an infant.If a kid is old enough to converse with you they can tell u they are dizzy or having other early sighs of over heating. Though they might seem to enjoy the activity, they don't understand or appreciate it the way you do but their greater surface area/ body mass makes them more at risk. ...Read more