Stop! Here Are 10 Things you should know before entering a Jacuzzi or Hot Tub

6 Hot tubs can cause rash called hot tub folliculitis

Hot tub Folliculitis is a rash common to hot tubs says Dr Tosh. It covers the entire body and is caused by the bacteria known as pseudomonas aeruginosa that attacks hair follicles. The rash resembles chicken pox and is difficult to treat. The only prevention is constant replacement of chlorine that kills the bacteria.

Hot tubs can cause rash called hot tub folliculitis
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7 Hot tubs carry bacteria that cause ingrown hair

Bacteria in hot tubs can cause a condition called ingrown hair caused by the bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus which is carried by 50% of a population on skin. This can also infect open wounds and cuts.

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