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I Got a Rash After Getting in My Hot Tub
Your hot tub is supposed to be your relaxing oasis, they last thing you want is for it to leave you with red irritating bumps all over your skin. Unfortunately, this can be a common problem if your hot tub sanitizer is too low and not being maintained properly.
Warm water can be an ideal breeding ground for microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa's, and viruses. We use sanitizers in spas such as bromine or chlorine to kill these microorganisms, and maintain safe, clean water for bathers. People often think they are allergic to spa sanitizers after developing a rash from bathing, but usually the culprit is actually inadequate sanitizer which leads to the buildup of microorganisms that can cause skin irritation and rash.
Hot Tub Folliculitis is a common condition caused by Pseudomonas bacteria, and can often be found where there is a spa sanitation issue. The symptom most often associated with hot tub folliculitis is small reddish bumps or an itchy rash; it can commonly be confused as a bug bite. With Hot Tub Folliculitis bumps can cover the entire body but tend to be more prominent in areas where the bathing suit covers. If you develop symptoms it is best to contact your health care provider, although the symptoms typically clear on their own after a few days. Also keep in mind that while your doctor is an expert in human conditions, they may not be an expert in proper spa care so please follow the tips below to keep your spa safe and microorganism-free!
Proper Care Tips to Avoid Contamination:
By properly caring for your hot tub you can ensure that it is a healthy and safe environment for all those who enjoy it.
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