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.
"Spa pool folliculitis is an eruption of scattered small red itchy or tender bumps, some of which are pustular. They mainly occur in areas that were covered by the swimming costume. Some people with spa pool folliculitis feel unwell. They may have earache, sore throat, nausea and vomiting, headache and/or mild fever. Spa pool folliculitis may rarely progress to a more serious infection, ecthyma gangrenosum, in people who have weak immune systems, for example those taking immunosuppressive medications."