Young children are most at risk here because they stay in the water for a longer time. Avoiding Hot Tub Folliculitis The water in hot tubs is warmer than what is found in pools. Public pools, hot tubs, therapy pools, waterslides, or other recreational bathing areas are usually high-traffic and easily contaminated. Sometimes, using a steroid cream on the face can trigger a bout of folliculitis. google_ad_channel ="";