As if you needed another reason against the hot tub! Or wading pools.

Courtesy of wikipedia user Bromr
Courtesy of wikipedia user Bromr

It’s the first day of summer and I doubt you’ll be itchin’ to get into the hot tub but here’s yet another reason not to!  Remember our previous post on hot tub folliculitis?  Well, in addition to little bumpies around your follicles, you can also end up with painful bumpies of your hands and feet.  These kids who went to a party involving a hot tub ended up with tender bumps on the palms and soles and/or with hot tub folliculitis.  There are also previous reports of kids who got these bumps on their feet from a contaminated public wading pool. (Wading pools are a bit more summer-appropriate than hot tubs.)  So if you end up with bumps around your follicles, or painful bumps of your hands or feet and you’ve been in a hot tub or wading pool, this could be the cause.

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