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Is cold shower good?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It is definitely unpleasant especially for a novice to this practice. I am not aware of any positive effects of cold showers except for possible training to endure cold temperatures in someone who may expect to be exposed to those w/out having adequate clothes. Some popular beliefs are that cold exposure may raise one's body resistance to colds, but that's more of a unsubstantiated myth.

Answered Dec 20, 2012

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

In lap land - it is a common practice to repeatedly move from a sauna into a cold dip in a river. This process can be used as part of a detoxification program. Changing back and forth from a cold to hot shower is a similar detoxification protocol.

Answered Jan 23, 2013

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