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How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

If you avoid: The tanning bed - you will avoid the heat rashes as well as your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

Overheating (Definition)

Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise ...Read more


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Exercise overheating pregnant?

Exercise overheating pregnant?

Is possible: To overheat with exercise when pregnant. Some ideas to help avoid getting overheated: drink plenty of fluids, don't exercise if you already feel hot, decrease the intensity of your exercise and rest if you feel hot or dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more

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Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?

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 more

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Should kids with exercise induced asthma avoid the trigger and therefore avoid exercising?

Should kids with exercise induced asthma avoid the trigger and therefore avoid exercising?

Mgt: Children with asthma can be treated and the asthma controlled so that they may exercise without difficulty. An assessment can be made by your PCP or by scheduling an online appointment. ...Read more

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Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

GERD control: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prolonged hot showers or saunas kill brain cells?

Help plz! Can prolonged hot showers or saunas kill brain cells?

No: Your body core temperature is regulated closely and you'd know you're becoming seriously ill from the heat before your brain is in danger. ...Read more

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How to avoid sun poisioning?

How to avoid sun poisioning?

Fluids and avoid sun: The best way to avoid sun poisoning is to avoid sun exposure and remain well hydrated. You can wear hats with large brims if you must be in the sun. Using sun screens with high spf will help. Hydration is very important. Drink fluid to replenish your electrolytes. ...Read more

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How to avoid gluten and unnecessary amounts of sugar?

How to avoid gluten and unnecessary amounts of sugar?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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To avoid or stop masturbation how drinking more water helps?

Misinformed?: Water consumption will not in any way change your sexual activity. I have no idea what your repeated question about water and masturbation represents. But there is no connection. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Avoid all foods and: Supplements containing vitamin k. Be sure to check the labels of vitamins and meal replacements. ...Read more

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Do hot showers affect acne?

Do hot showers affect acne?

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

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How to avoid smog?

How to avoid smog?

Stay indoors or move: You cannot control the environment or air pollution. For chronic smog, you need to wear mask while outdoors. To avoid smog, you need to stay indoors all the time, which may not be very healthy long-term. Otherwise, to avoid smog, you need to move to an area where there is clean air and no smog or air pollution. For intermittent smog, wear mask outdoors or stay indoors until smog clears. ...Read more

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Why avoid drinking 24 hours before alcohol test?

Why avoid drinking 24 hours before alcohol test?

Risk: If you're being tested for alcohol use, you really won't want any trace of the alcohol in your system right? Then, you figure out how much has left the body. The average person removes 0.017% of their blood alcohol each hour. Heavy drinkers remove 0.020%, and some people metabolize as little as 0.012% per hour. This can take days for large amounts of alcohol to leave the system. ...Read more

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Weekly Migraine headaches normally triggeredby certain foofoods, direct sunlight. Managing by inducing vomiting drinking warm water & skipping 2 meals?

Weekly Migraine headaches normally triggeredby certain foofoods, direct sunlight. Managing by inducing vomiting drinking warm water & skipping 2 meals?

Migraines: are quite common but very RARE to begin over age 60. Often they interact with food. A new severe headache certainly would be a reason to check out if there is a brain problem by taking a look like with a cat scan. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, however ...Read more

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Is underwear enough protective layer to avoid infections while trying on clothes?

Is underwear enough protective layer to avoid infections while trying on clothes?

Infection: You are not at any significant risk of developing infections by trying on clothing, unless the clothing has been previously worn by somebody with active skin infections, and even then it is very very improbable that you would become infected. Go and get a new outfit. ...Read more

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Hyperthermia (Definition)

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. Temperatures below that would be called hypothermia, and temperatures greater than that hyperthermia. Low grade temperatures are not always a concern, but temperatures greater than 101.5 are usually ...Read more