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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
Thank
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