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Offline Karen W.

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Why does my skin itch when I'm in a hot tub?
« on: 23/01/2010 07:36:52 »
This is not an immediate reaction after about 5 minutes in the hot tub the skin on my lower legs and tops of feet and also the bottom of my feet begin to itch uncontrollably? Its not bad itch its like really pleasurable to scratch it  it kind of itch! LOL Feels really good even on the bottom of my feet.. also the jets on the pads of my feet act as another source of making the itch feel better..LOL..

So how about it you Hot tubers out there what is it about that bubbly hot water that makes ones skin itch..?

I would like to say It stops after leaving the tub.. and being scratched...

« Last Edit: 08/02/2010 08:46:54 by chris »


 

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Re: Why does my skin itch when I'm in a hot tub?
« Reply #1 on: 31/01/2010 06:54:54 »
Well I am wondering since there has been no answer of yet.. can anyone tell me what causes this?
 

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Re: Why does my skin itch when I'm in a hot tub?
« Reply #2 on: 31/01/2010 07:16:37 »
Aquagenic pruritus ?

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Aquagenic pruritus ... is sometimes a symptom of primary polycythemia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquagenic_pruritus#Presentation

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Other causes of secondary polycythemia include ... Cushing's syndrome.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycythemia#Secondary_polycythemia

Steroid treatment can cause Cushing's syndrome.

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Relative polycythemia is an apparent rise of the erythrocyte level in the blood; however, the underlying cause is reduced blood plasma. Relative polycythemia is often caused by loss of body fluids, such as through burns, dehydration* and stress.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycythemia#Relative_polycythemia

* Diuretic medications ?



http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=FdZafBJCHogC&pg=PA23#v=onepage&q=&f=false
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Re: Why does my skin itch when I'm in a hot tub?
« Reply #3 on: 01/02/2010 05:46:41 »
I remember some people put bromine rather than chlorine in swimming pools because bromine is supposed to be gentler on the skin. But I suspect you may already be using bromine.

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Re: Why does my skin itch when I'm in a hot tub?
« Reply #4 on: 27/09/2016 17:18:23 »
Karen,  I have the exact symptoms.  My hands and feet itch when I get out of the tub uncontrollably.  I noticed today my feet don't itch until they are out of the water.  It happens in both my hot tub and a friends hot tub.  I use the silver zink rocks in my filter and once a week I shock.  water is always crystal clear and doesn't smell.   My friends use clorine and balance their tub continuously.  water is also nice and clear.  The symtoms last for about 5 min at best.  Seems like once I get out and move around I don't notice it anymore.  Ive had hot tubs for the last 30 years.  this has happened to me for as long as I can remember. 

curious if you found a cure or exact reason for the itching...

Jack
 

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Re: Why does my skin itch when I'm in a hot tub?
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