Asked by: Jannie Giorgini
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th February, 2020

Can a hot tub cause itching?

Hot tub folliculitis is a bacterial skin infection that people can pick up from poorly maintained hot tubs. It causes itchy, red bumps on the skin, particularly in areas that are underneath swimwear. People will usually find that the infection clears within a few days without any treatment.

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Similarly one may ask, why does my skin itch after being in the hot tub?

The two main reasons for skin irritation are bacterial infections and chemical dermatitis. Your skin may feel irritated after getting out from a hot tub, but don't worry. When your hot tub's chlorine levels or pH levels are too high, it will cause a rash. Always check your water chemical levels regularly.

Similarly, can you be allergic to hot tubs? Allergic reaction Chemicals used to clean and disinfect hot tubs may cause allergic reactions in some people. In particular, a chemical called potassium peroxymonosulfate (PPMS), which is used to eliminate organic contaminates from the water (in a process called "oxidation"), has been linked with allergic reactions.

Hereof, how do you stop itching in a hot tub?

  1. applying warm compresses, which can help reduce itching and improve healing.
  2. using anti-itching creams or lotions to help relieve discomfort.
  3. applying antibacterial creams like Neosporin to the affected areas to prevent secondary infection.

Is hot tub bad for your skin?

Unless properly disinfected, hot tubs can harbor bacteria that can cause skin and other infections. High levels of chlorine or bromine used in hot tubs can irritate the skin, nose and respiratory system.

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