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Doctor insights on: Can You Get 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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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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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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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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Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Yes, folliculitis: If the hot tub is not well maintained, and not adequately chlorinated (or otherwise sanitized), pseudomonas will grow in the warm water, causing "hot tub folliculitis". Usually, no treatment is needed other than stopping use of the hot tub, but it occasionally does require oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have cold urticaria .....Why do I breakout when i get into a hot tub?

I have cold urticaria .....Why do I breakout when i get into a hot tub?

Cholinergic Hives: Individuals may experience a cholinergic urticaria reaction in response to any activity that increases overall body temperature (or causes a sweat release). Some examples include: taking a hot shower or bath eating spicy foods exercising or doing physical activities that increase body temperature. ...Read more

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When im in the cold....Pools....Lakes i breakout in hives and i know its cold urticaria but i breakout in hives when i get into a hot tub.....Why?

When im in the cold....Pools....Lakes  i breakout in hives and i know its cold urticaria but i breakout in hives when i get into a hot tub.....Why?

Urticaria: Are you still taking percocet? It can trigger hives. Both types of urticaria you describe are physical urticarias, there is no real treatment for them, and sometimes antihistamines can help. ...Read more

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Can I get an STD if I have sex in a hot tub?

Can I get an STD if I have sex in a hot tub?

YES: It is the sexual partner not the water. You sound concerned; please don't take chances if you are uncomfortable. ...Read more

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