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Hi, I was in a infared sauna one week ago. I had one small

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Hi, I was in a infared sauna one week ago. I had one small pimple that started within a day...now I have several red rashy type bumps on my chest. I have been trying to put "healing" creams and nothing is working.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

This is certainly a skin infection.

mysticdoc :

From sauna, pseudomonas infection is common.

mysticdoc :

Staph aureus is another bug that can cause this infection.

mysticdoc :

Definitely, you need a course of oral antibiotic with Bactrim or Augmentin.

mysticdoc :

Please see your doctor by tomorrow.

mysticdoc :

No other over the counter stuff will work in this case.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

I used my own towel etc. too. Thank you!

mysticdoc :

still the sauna bed is known to cause this infection.

mysticdoc :

Pretty obvious not your hygiene related issue

Customer:

I think it was the heat right that brought it out?

Customer:

Thank you!

mysticdoc :

yes correct heat and the sweat.

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