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Alcohol Hot Feet
Dilated blood vessel: Sounds like your body is reacting to something that you're allergic or sensitive to. Perhaps you ate, or inhaled, or took a medication that caused an allergic reaction, which causes histamines to be released and the blood vessels in the skin dilate. This will cause itchy or hot skin. ...Read more
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Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .
Yes it can: Any excessive stimulation of the cutaneous (skin) nerves by temperature, pressure or touch can make the neuropathic symptoms worse. ...Read more
Maybe: The contents of soup may help dilate vessels or the heat of it on your hands may do it. There may be natural vasodilators in the ingredients. Obviously you want to be careful that you do not burn yourself. Environmental factors do play a role in worsening or lessening the sensation of poor circulation. If this continues to be a problem, you should see your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Cold hands and feet. Even with 2 pairs of socks on my feet are ice cold. Luke warm shower feels extremely hot on my feet. Left side is always colder?
Tough question: If you are asking if icy hot causes that sensation, then "yes". It is a counterirritant like ben gay and basically "overdrives" the nerves so you don't feel pain. If you are saying you have a sensation like when you put it on, then you may be experiencing nerve injury from your conditions called "neuropathy". This can be caused by many things and needs to be evaluated by a doc. ...Read more
Constant burning tingling feet for years, no relief, mainly in heel area, worse during rest, with hot weather and drinking alcohol. Ideas? Treatment?
Swollen feet: Beer bloats you more than whiskey.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acne and Hot Showers: The cause of the acne is not the hot shower however. Acne is caused by many different things. A hot shower only allows the acne to surface and come out. What causes the acne in the first place is probably something to do with your diet and lifestyle, genetics a acne can be caused by the things that you eat. If your diet is fast food and potato chips then chances are you are more likely to get acne. ...Read more
Unlikely.: Heat tends to make veins dilate and cold constricts. If you have enlarged hand veins and they are cosmetically unacceptable to you, there are options for treatment of these including sclerotherapy and laser ablation. You should see a vein specialist who has experience treating veins in this area. Placing them in hot water will not help and could burn you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?
Yes: Really hot showers can actually be dangerous if you are pregnant or have blood pressure problems. They can cause your skin blood vessels to dilate to try and cool you down. This will divert blood from your brain to your skin and can make you dizzy to the extent that you might faint. The main therapeutic effects of hot showers are that they make you feel better, so do what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do my hands and feet gets hot at night?No pain just hot hands and feet.I'm 18 and not suffering from diabetes?
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