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Hot Tub Rash

Hot Tub Rash Causes

The most common causes of hair follicle infection include injuries to your skin, such as abrasions or surgical wounds, excessive perspiration, friction from shaving or tight clothing, covering your skin with plastic dressings or adhesive tape, inflammatory skin conditions, including acne and dermatitis, and exposure to coal tar, creosote or pitch.

Hot Tub Rash Definition

Hot tub rash, with other common names like barber's itch, folliculitis, or hot tub folliculitis may sound more like a bad joke than a skin disorder, but an infection of the hair follicles is not a laughing matter. Scarring and permanent hair loss might be the result in severe cases and even mild folliculitis can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.

Hot Tub Rash Diagnosis

Simply by looking at your skin, your doctor may be able to diagnose folliculitis. Your doctor may send a sample taken from one of your pustules to a laboratory, where it's grown on a special medium (cultured) and then checked for the presence of bacteria, when stardard treatments fail to clear the infection.

Hot Tub Rash Symptoms and Signs

Depending on the type of infection, the signs and symptoms of folliculitis may vary. Pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over, clusters of small red bumps that develop around hair follicles and itchiness or tenderness are among the signs and symptoms in forms of the disorder that affect the upper part of the hair follicle. Affecting the entire hair follicle, deep folliculitis starts deeper in the skin surrounding and its signs and symptoms include possible scars once the infection clears, a large swollen bump of mass, pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over and as well as pain.

Hot Tub Rash Treatment

Folliculitis goes away without medical treatment within two to three days for some people. Self-care measure, such as warm compresses and anti-itch creams can help relieve symptoms during that time. Your therapy doctor will recommend treatments depending on the type and severity of your infection and if it is a persistent or recurring case which will really require treatment.

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