What is Hot Tub Folliculitis?

Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause this type of Folliculitis which is condition that cause inflammation of hair follicles. This kind of bacteria is found in the hot tubs, water slides and swimming pools. So the persons especially children who spend more time in water can get affected from this condition.

Are you affected from  bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa?

It is important to identify the symptoms of Hot tub Folliculitis so that you may know whether you are affected from this or not?

This condition is often seen in the areas that remain wet and merged into the hot tubs like hips, thighs, buttocks, pubic areas and legs.  These can be noticed if there are some rashes in these areas and look like chicken pox and even turn into pimple. Even the patient may feel pain and itching in the affected areas.

Patients are asked not to scratch them as it can increase to the time of their disappearance which is normally 7-10 days. So in extreme case these may become worsen and last for months.

Diagnosis and Treatment

There is no need of tests and diagnosis for this condition as the doctor can know about the problem if you will tell about the time that you spent in water and had that problem and even in few days this condition gets clear so diagnosis is required as such.

Even Hot tub Folliculitis fade away in few days and no such medical treatment is required but patient is asked to take topical antibiotic  to prevent the worse condition but is the problem is severe then even doctor may ask patient to take oral antibiotic.

With the simple prevention like by keeping the hot tubs clean and controlling the acid level this condition can be prevented.


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Dr. Vikas Gupta

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