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How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Red bumps
Lots of little red bumps in the areas exposed to the hot tub water (ie: trunk, arms, legs).
Showering after contact does not help prevent infection. Things that help are: continuous water filtration, frequent monitoring of disinfectant levels, frequent changing of water. The hot tub should be tested and treated by professionals for bacterial overgrowth.

In brief: Red bumps
Lots of little red bumps in the areas exposed to the hot tub water (ie: trunk, arms, legs).
Showering after contact does not help prevent infection. Things that help are: continuous water filtration, frequent monitoring of disinfectant levels, frequent changing of water. The hot tub should be tested and treated by professionals for bacterial overgrowth.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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