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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is showering in cold water good for you?

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Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Neither good nor bad: Cold showers can be invigorating and should cause no harm for healthy individuals. Persons with raynaud's syndrome can't tolerate cold on extremities, thus they may want to avoid cold showers.
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Which is better? Taking a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

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Dr. James Eitner
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It Depends: It depends on why you are taking a shower. To clean the skin, soap and water, regardless of temperature. If your muscles are sore and tight, you're getting ready for activities, or your joints/back aches in the morning, then a hot shower may help relax and relieve the pain and tension. If you are sore after a workout, feeling hot, or you're feeling itchy, then a cool shower may feel better.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is drinking cold water good or bad for you?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Water: Drinking cold water can be quite refreshing. Drinking room temperature water is recommended in Traditional Chinese Medicine to maintain balance.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is it good to drink cold water when you're sick?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Conventional Western: Medicine would say that is fine. Traditional chinese medicine would suggest that drinking room temperature liquids would lead to a healthier internal state.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2016

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