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 Pseudomonas dermatitis, is an infection of the skin. Hot Tub Rash infections are often caused by the germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This germ is common in the environment (water, soil) and is microscopic so that it can’t be seen with the naked eye. Hot Tub Rash is spread by direct skin contact with contaminated water and usually occurs within a few days of swimming in poorly maintained hot tubs or spas. It can also be spread by swimming in a contaminated pool or lake.