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i heard that daily hot water bathing is good. any side effects?

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Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 41 years experience
Dry skin: Hot water removes oil and results in itchy dry skin. Better to use warm water and less soap.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is daily hot water bathing is good. Are there any side effects?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Not a good idea: Hot water can actually dry out your skin, and for individuals with sensitive skin or eczema, lukewarm showers and baths are preferred. I love adding petrolatem to the bath to increase hydration or apply a soy based moisturizer on after getting out of bath or shower when skin still wet

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