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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you get pink eye from hot tub?

Can you get pink eye from hot tub?

Yes: Poorly chlorinated hot tubs and pools can harbor bacteria that can cause infections.

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Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out.

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How soon after giving birth and getting stitches can I get in a hot tub I gave birth on October 4th 2015?

How soon after giving birth and getting stitches can I get in a hot tub I gave birth on October 4th 2015?

I would give it at: Least 10-14 days before immersion in water. Showers would be okay. Your vaginal wall and cervix are healing from the trauma of delivery, and would not do well with immersion that could introduce bacteria into your vulnerable uterus. Please take precautions and shower until you have recovered completely. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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What is the probability of getting a yeast infection if u get fingered in a hot tub?

What is the probability of getting a yeast infection if u get fingered in a hot tub?

Hot tubs: For some women being in hot tubes can increase chances of getting a yeast infection.. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead) if you are prone to getting yeast infections.

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I'm doing IVF and am on day 10 of injections. Can I go to the spa and get into the sauna, hot tub, and thermal bath? Will that be bad for my eggs?

I'm doing IVF and am on day 10 of injections. Can I go to the spa and get into the sauna, hot tub, and thermal bath? Will that be bad for my eggs?

Limit exposure: A spa tratment and therapy one or two times a week should not interfere with IVF; however I would avoid extemely hot temperatures in sauna and hot tub. Limit time wisely.

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Can you get an eye infection after being in a hot tub?

Can you get an eye infection after being in a hot tub?

Acanthamoeba: Hot tubs and fresh water pools and lakes also harbor a weird bug called acanthamoeba that can cause severe corneal ulcers especially in contact lens wearers.

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I had a c-section on 3/3/15 how long until I can get in a hot tub and do I need to do anything since I am breast feeding?

I had a c-section on 3/3/15 how long until I can get in a hot tub and do I need to do anything since I am breast feeding?

6 weeks: You're at increased risk of infection of the lining of the uterus for about 6 weeks post partum whether delivered by c section or vaginal

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Should an 80yr old woman hypertensive pulmonary artery on oxygen go swimming or get  in a hot tub?

Should an 80yr old woman hypertensive pulmonary artery on oxygen go swimming or get  in a hot tub?

Swimming?: Swimming pool is fine and could help increase exercise - caution with hottub as many public ones are too hot and I would probably avoid with those conditions.

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How possible is it to get herpes/cold sore from lip gloss? I accidentally bought a tub of lip gloss that was opened and used it with out realizing.

How possible is it to get herpes/cold sore from lip gloss? I accidentally bought a tub of lip gloss that was opened and used it with out realizing.

Lip gloss: Is this your first use of Lip Gloss? If so, stop using it and see whether things improve. If you have taken it for quite some time, lip gloss is unlikely to be the cause of cold sore and you must see your doctor about this.