Can I use my own hot tub during chemo?

Calling all chemo experts…

Assuming my husband and I are the only ones using our hot tub, is it safe to use during chemo?

Thank you for taking the time to respond


Just curious Dunny - why are you worried about using it?

Hi Dunny I read the following if it helps …xxxx Donna
Recreational Water Illnesses

Swimming in pools and hot tubs can promote recreational water illnesses, or RWIs, in chemotherapy patients as well as in the general population. RWIs can occur from swallowing, inhaling or touching germ-infested, contaminated water. A number of infections, including gastrointestinal, skin and respiratory, come from RWIs.  Diarrhea, reportedly the most common RWI, can result from germs, such as cryptosporidium and E. coli. You share water with someone else who, on average, have about .14 g of contaminating fecal matter on their bottoms. In addition, the high water temperatures in hot tubs make disinfecting difficult, while creating a thriving environment for bacterial growth.Highly disinfected private pools and hot tubs can provide you with a safer water experience while taking chemotherapy. Check disinfectant levels of pools – and especially hot tubs – on a regular, frequent basis to ensure the control of infection-causing germs. Wear shoes around your pool or hot tub and apply body lotion to protect your feet from injury and your skin from cracking – allowing germs to easily enter your system.