Potential Skin Rash

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At DCHS some people at times can get a skin rash after soaking for longer periods of time in the hot pools. Many folks are not affected by it. It is caused by a natural organism that lives in warm/hot water bodies like hot springs for one example. It could occur at any time of the year, day or night. Depending on your susceptibility and exposure time, the rash can be very uncomfortable, and can take a day or two to go away. Here is a brief explanation of what causes it ( Hot tub folliculitis (also known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis) is a common type of folliculitis, a condition which causes inflammation of hair follicles. This condition is caused by an infection of hair follicles due to the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.).

 

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