Sunday, September 5

Skin Problems From Unclean Water in Jacuzzi Tubs

Jacuzzi Tub in the Master BathImage by StarrGazr via FlickrLuxurious baths in jacuzzi tubs can release stress and ease tension after a hard day's work. However, you may not be aware that there are health risks to using jacuzzi tubs without proper cleaning and maintenance. These are just a few skin problems you might encounter from whirlpools and jacuzzi tubs.

1. Chemical Dermatitis

Water in jacuzzi tubs is usually treated with chlorine before passing through a filter system. However, some people may develop a skin rash after using a tub or a pool.

If you develop a skin rash after taking a dip in a jacuzzi, then apply cold compress to reddened areas and apply anti-itch lotions, such as Aveeno or Calamine. You can also use oatmeal or aloe vera to soothe the reddened skin and lessen the itchiness.

2. Cellulitis

Sometimes, people would rashly dive into pools or use a jacuzzi because of excitement. However, they may not be aware that they put their health at risk when they have small cuts on their skin, such as scratches or nicks from shaving too close. These small wounds serve as portals for bacteria in the water to invade your blood stream and cause skin inflammations, which are usually found on the face and lower legs.

3. Folliculitis

Even without wounds or cuts, bacteria can still enter your body and cause skin problems. Bacteria, such as staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas aeruginosa, enter the hair follicles on your skin and cause rashes, mild pain and itchy red bumps on your face, scalp, legs and groin.

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