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Can You Catch Herpes From A Hot Tub
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
YES: Please enjoy what little time you may have with a new baby to relax. ...Read more
It may: Heat and relaxation can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My 3yo great nephew loves the hot tub. I don't let him stay in for more than a couple minutes. I was told he shouldn't be in there at all. Is that tru?
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
It's relaxing: Helps with minor muscle strains- i think it's good! ...Read more
No: Healthy women who have sexual intercourse frequently get uti's. Certain factors, like using spermicides or diaphragms for contraception, or not drinking very much fluid (dehydration) can increase your risk. Hot tubs or any tub baths can cause more vaginitis (yeast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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