U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Lebanon
A 18-year-old male asked:

Which is better? taking a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 18-year-old member asked:

Is showering in cold water good for you?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 39 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.