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How a Public Spa nearly killed my family

Ok so we wrote a post quite awhile ago about what you can catch in public swimming pools and hot tubs. Guess what? one of my family members actually caught Pseudomonas Aeruginosa from a public health spa, she went to the local health spa which she always likes to do once a week to have a paddle around in the pool and a relax in the tubs, that night when she got home she complained about itching, we just put it down to dry skin. The next morning when she got up she was not feeling very well at all and we had a look at her rash just below her lower leg. It was red and big it became very sore and became infected.

That morning we took her to the local doctors and he prescribed some antibiotics and that was the end of that. Definitely not we still to the date do not know what antibiotics he actually gave her, but the next morning she had the same rash all over her body and her throat was swollen, she could hardly breathe. We decided to rush her to the nearest A&E centre, by now she was feeling very week her airways were so blocked up and swollen. When we eventually got in there they put her onto a drip and started injecting her with god knows what.

The next morning arrives the rash has almost gone and she looks so much better, well all I can say is that this was a terrifying time for all of us, I do not wish this experience on anybody and the only advice I can give is to get your own swimming pool or hot tubs and keep it clean. If you cannot afford one make sure to ask wherever you are going if they purify there water and how often, if they don’t know what you are talking about stay well clear.

Spa Things In The Home

When it comes to spa products in the home it is safe to say that you can actually have many of these in the home if you really wanted too and this in a way would save you the trouble of going on one of those spa holidays but of course staying at a India spa is going to be far more beneficial.


here are some of the things you could keep in the home if you wanted too.


Hot Tub

Having a hot tub in the house can really help you out a lot and this is because everyone ca n get in and have a relaxing chat at the end of a hard working day. once you have this in the home it is not too expensive to run at all which is pretty awesome. The building part is the most expensive but after this it is smooth sailing. The great thing a about a hot tub is that it brings to many health benefits into the fray which is really great news indeed, having a party is always more interesting with a hot tub too!


Massage Table

Giving eachother massages is a great idea to take on but the fact is it is not going to be good for you unless you have a proper table for massage. Again one of these is not going to be as good as something you will find on one of those Yoga holidays but it is still worth buying so make sure you look into it.


One of the main reasons for this is because it keeps the back straight which is good for you of course.


Other than this there are various creams and things you can buy to assist with things like home manicures and pedicures so make sure you know this too.

What are the rules with going into a hot tub when pregnant

Owning a hot tub has great social benefits! Having a romantic evening with your partner in the hot tub can be socially advantageous! There are also other benefits derived from have a hot tub.

But is a hot tub or a Jacuzzi a safer proposition to use than a hot tub when you are pregnant?


Is a hot tub or a Jacuzzi a safer proposition to use than a hot tub when you are pregnant?


It seems that the reason behind the recommendation against using hot tubs is to do with body temperature.


A high body temperature in early pregnancy can increase the risk of neural tube defects (abnormalities in the development of the brain or spine of the baby). This also applies to fevers when pregnant.

A fever during pregnancy, especially in the early stages can cause problems but research so far does not show if it can actually cause a miscarriage, unless the fever is extremely high and prolonged.


There is some evidence however that using hot tubs in early pregnancy could increase the risk of miscarrying in addition to neural tube defects. There is not enough conclusive evidence and more likely the baby will be at risk.


Due to this known link with neural tube defects it is recommended by doctors that women should avoid raising their body temperature above 101 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact ten to twenty minutes in a hot tub can raise the body temperature to 102 degrees.

A lot of people like to use different temperatures of the hot tub, but to be safe; you should keep at a healthy heat and not overdo it. If you raise the temperature to a very high level, your skin can end up being damaged and potentially burnt. The general temperature that should be reserved is around 90-100 degrees.

Therefore the consensus of opinion is better to be safe than sorry and avoid using a hot tub during pregnancy.