Hot tub folliculitis is a common type of folliculitis, it is a condition which causes inflammation of the hair follicle. This condition is caused by an infection of hair follicles due to the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Folliculitis usually looks like red pimples with a hair in the center of each one. The pimples may have pus in them, and they may itch or burn. When the pimples break open, they may drain pus, blood, or both.
skin checkup, tests to find out what is causing folliculitis and to make sure you don't have a different problem, such as impetigo or heat rash. Testing a sample of the fluid in the pimples or a sample of tissue can help to learn what is causing the infection.
Hot tub folliculitis is a term that describes a skin condition that can occur in unmaintained hot tub water. Bacteria left to breed in the water can multiply unchecked and begin to infect hair follicles. Especially in the hot water of a spa, maintaining the proper level of sanitizer in the water and keeping your filter clean will go a long way to avoiding this unpleasant condition.