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 rash, or dermatitis, is an infection of the skin. Symptoms of hot tub rash include: • Itchy spots on the skin that become a bumpy red rash. • The rash is worse in areas that were previously covered by a swimsuit. • Pus-filled blisters around hair follicles. Hot tub rash can affect people of all ages"