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.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis occurs in persons who bathe in contaminated water. Most cases are associated with recreational and therapeutic activity involving the use of public hot baths, whirlpools, swimming-pools or saunas. The rash consists of erythernato-papulopustular lesions on the trunk and extremities. The eruptions usually resolve spontaneously within a week or little more. Awareness of this condition and its benign course is essential to diagnosis and treatment in order to avoid unnecessary diagnostic testing and therapeutic measures.