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Can I use selsun blue for hot tub rash?

Can I use selsun blue for hot tub rash?

Probably won't help: Unfortunately a host of bacteria as well as chemicals may be responsible for the rash. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?

How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?

A clean tub: Make sure that the tub water is properly chlorinated if you are using a public tub and be sure to take a shower after. ...Read more

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What causes a skin rash from using a hot tub?

What causes a skin rash from using a hot tub?

Hot tub fun: Some people get an almost allergic-like reaction from the heat and other chemicals in the hot tob. The reaction can look like a flat, splotchy red rash and can itch. Another rash that happens is really an infection called folliculitis. You develop little bumps that may be full of pus at the base of each hair follicle. It's red and can itch. Usually antibiotics are needed. Happy hot tubbing! ...Read more

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Hi. I have a rash on shoulders and upper arms it has been 3 weeks since I noticed them what can it be , could it be hot tub folliculites?

Hi. I have a rash on shoulders and upper arms it has been 3 weeks since I noticed them what can it be , could it be hot tub folliculites?

Rash - not 1 disease: Rash is a common name, not a specific disease. To make a diagnosis, we need to know the shape of the rash, whether it itches, how long each individual lesion stays and if it leaves a scar when it resolves. Hot tub folliculitis usually looks like acne. In short, with a rash that stays that long, go either to your pmd or to a dermatogist. ...Read more

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I was in a hot tub and within two days I have acquire a bad rash behind my ears and all over my shoulders and chest and arms. What could it be?

I was in a hot tub and within two days I have acquire a bad rash behind my ears and all over my shoulders and chest and arms. What could it be?

Hot Tub Folliculitis: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the skin around the lower part of the hair shaft (hair follicles). It occurs when you come into contact with certain bacteria that live in warm, wet areas. Hot tub folliculitis is caused by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa. This form of bacteria survives in hot tubs, especially tubs made of wood. Controlling the acid and chlorine level prevents this. ...Read more

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Does hot tub cause uti?

Does hot tub cause uti?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more