What is the treatment for hot tub folliculitis?

Tincture of time. Hot tub folliculitis shows up 8-48 hours after exposure and will resolve on its own over the course of a week. There is no specific treatment unless 1.Associated with systemic signs of illness. 2. Lesions are extensive or progressive or 3. There is large abcess formation. If these occur see your doc. Chlorinate your hot tub and pool properly!

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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...

Help for preventing hot tub folliculitis?

Hot tub maintenance. Hot tubs need careful maintenance and attention to chlorine levels and ph. Because the water is hot, chlorine levels need to be fairly high and checked frequently, otherwise bacteria in the water can grow. Showering prior to getting into a hot tub can also reduce contamination. If you are not responsible for the hot tub maintenance, there is no way to tell if it is being done properly. Read more...

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...

What to do if I have hot tub folliculitis, can I continue breastfeeding!?

Yes. . Hot tub folliculitis is not contagious person to person. It resolves by itself and rarely needs any treatment. It is perfectly ok to breastfeed even though you have this. . Read more...

I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

Agree. This can be bothersome, but the majority of cases will resolve on their own without specific treatment. Of course, avoid the contaminated water source. Warm compresses can be helpful in speeding the resolution. Read more...

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...
Not really. Folliculitis looks like little pimples at the base of the hair shafts. Herpes looks like clear fluid filled blisters. Both can burn and hurt. If you are having a painful vaginal discharge you need to get tested. Read more...

Will shaving or itching worsen hot tub folliculitis if it's on my legs?

It may. Hot tub folliculitis is due most commonly to pseudomonas aeruginosa, a water-borne bacteria. You do not want to provide further breaks in the skin through which this bacteria can potentially invade your body. Wait. Get better. Read more...

Doctor prescribed steroids to clear up hot tub folliculitis. Will it help?

Pseudomonas rash. Hot tub folliculitis usually resolves spontaneously and doesn't need specific treatment. Vinegar compresses applied for 20 minutes two to four times a day, silver sulfadiazine cream (silvadene) applied two times a day or antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin are only needed in widespread or resistant cases. Steroids may relieve symptoms but are unnecessary and risky. Read more...