What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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How to treat hot tub rash

Have you experienced an itchy rash on your skin after spending time in your hot tub? You may have hot tub rash. Yes, it's a real thing. It's also known as folliculitis or Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis, which is a condition that results in the inflammation of the hair follicles. Hot tub rash will usually clear up on its own, but sometimes will persist and a doctor's care is recommended.

Hot tub rash is typically caused by improper care of the hot tub. The hot tub hasn't been cleaned well and/or the chemical levels haven't been maintained properly. Bacteria in a tub can multiply very rapidly so if the chemical levels get too low, the bacteria will rapidly reproduce. If you or someone you enjoy the tub with has this rash, cleanse your hot tub well. And then maintain the chemicals properly. It doesn't take long for the tub to get out of whack, so don't be too hard on yourself.

Not all skin irritations are hot tub rash, though. Your skin may be sensitive to the chemicals, to long exposure to heat, or just the pressure of the jets. Hot tub folliculitis usually appears on the skin where it has been submerged in the water. It is a bumpy, red rash that can turn into pus filled pimples. The rash usually itches and is made worse by scratching. The best remedy is to stay out of the tub until the rash clears, avoid scratching and keep it dry and clean. You can use an anti-itch cream, like hydrocortisone, to help with the itching. If the rash does not clear up in about a week or worsens, see your doctor. The doc may prescribe an antibiotic or antibacterial cream.

If you are susceptible to hot tub rash and find it recurring even with good maintenance, you may just need to limit your exposure and be sure to wash well with soap and clean water after your time in the hot tub. Most people will never have to deal with folliculitis. And if you properly clean and maintain your tub, you will likely be free and clear. So hop in that hot tub and enjoy the relaxing hydrotherapy that awaits.

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