Pseudomonas folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles
caused by infection with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It has been
reported in persons using hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, swimming pools,
waterslides, and physiotherapy pools.
Pseudomonas folliculitis first appears as itchy
bumps and develops into dark red tender nodules and/or small puss-filled
pimples on the trunk and upper parts of the arms and legs. Other
symptoms may include headache, nausea, sore throat, sore eyes, and
The rash is usually self-limiting.
folliculitis fact sheet - Hmong
Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies
March 04, 2014