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Hives all over my back/chest/face after I shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

Hives all over my back/chest/face after I shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

From Hot Shower/bath: It may be from taking a shower/bath with hot water as it raises your body temperature, and when you come out and use towel. That may trigger to the skin and stimulate histamine release, which causes hives.
You should consult an allergist to find the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My brother has real bugs living in his skin where and what do I do to help and he is not on drugs and yes he takes a bath?

My brother has real bugs living in his skin where and what do I do to help and he is not on drugs and yes he takes a bath?

Scabies?: His primary care doctor can treat scabies. After treatment, the scabies lesions will still itch for a few weeks. So, people generally do two treatments and just presume the scabies are all dead. After that, if one is not scratching so hard that he is creating his own new skin lesions, then any spontaneous new lesions would be suspicious for new live scabies mites. ...Read more

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What is the best oatmeal bath product?

What is the best oatmeal bath product?

Steel Cut Oats: You can make your own oatmeal bath product by putting 1/2 cup of steel cut oats and mixed into your bathwater. Oat baths are helpful when someone is itching due to insect bites as well as with itchy infections such as chicken pox. Make sure you drain the bath water with large amounts of water so you don''t create an oatmeal plug in your drain. ...Read more

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Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Sometimes sitz baths: Help which are not iced, but rather room temperature to help reduce swelling. There are medication for hemorrhoids to reduce swelling and pain that's safer than taking NSAIDS, that could cause some bruising, or oozing if bleeding is a problem. Talk to your PCP so s/he's aware of the problem, and it's documented. ...Read more

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Took bath salts drug years ago, lost all pleasure in life. Got better. Brought it back by abusing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Now left lifeless. Dopamine?

Took bath salts drug years ago, lost all pleasure in life. Got better. Brought it back by abusing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Now left lifeless. Dopamine?

Bath salts: Can cause your brain to stop producing its own neurotransmitters. I would continue to work with a doctor to address the depressive symptoms present. ...Read more

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Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Maybe.: Epsom salt baths can help lots of problems - muscle aches and pains and some wounds. I'm assuming you're speaking of your vaginal ph balance? If so, ingesting healthy bacterial flora such as acidophilus and bifidophilus, and active yogurt cultures would be most helpful to replenish your normal vaginal ph. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is bathsalt really for baths? I read that people are using bathsalt for drug habits? Is it happening a lot?

Is bathsalt really for baths? I read that people are using bathsalt for drug habits? Is it happening a lot?

These salts can kill: These bath salts are not for bathing. Bath salts abuse is on the rise. It's call bath salts and labeled "not for human consumption" to avoid being illegal. It's a stimulant that can cause agitation, high blood pressure, hallucination, psychosis, and suicidality. There has been report of deaths and suicides because of it's use. ...Read more

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2 year old nephew has a 'wet dog' odor after his baths. Have tried diff soaps and no result. Could this be a vitamin def or systemic?

2 year old nephew has a 'wet dog' odor after his baths. Have tried diff soaps and no result. Could this be a vitamin def or systemic?

Interesting question: I had a patient years ago who had this complaint. I looked for an inborn error of metabolism and could not find one. It remained a mystery. ...Read more

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Could whirlpool baths be really necessary to overcome drug addiction?

Could whirlpool baths be really necessary to overcome drug addiction?

May help: The answer to questions such as "are whirlpool baths really necessary to overcome drug addiction" is: no, it is no necessary. But it may be used as one part of the many means to reach the desired end. Thus can be especially effective in the patient's trying to overcome opiate withdrawals. ...Read more

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When can I take a bath?

Bath: If you wanted to know when you can take a bath after surgery, it is better to ask your surgeon when it is possible to do this. Otherwise, if you just want to know when you can take one, generally it is when you need it. ...Read more

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What exactly is a sitz bath?

What exactly is a sitz bath?

Hot bath you sit in: It is a commerciallly prepared tub, it is shaped like a chair, in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only hips and bottom.
It is used to relieve discomfort and pain due to lower part of body like
hemorroids, anal fissures, rectal surgery, bladder prostate, vagina, uterine cramps, episiotomy and inflammatory bowel disease
you can improvise it with filling the bath tub and sitting in it. ...Read more

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How does an alcohol bath work?

How does an alcohol bath work?

Alcohol Bath: An alcohol bath can sooth skin as the alcohol evaporates when a child has a fever. BUT - Isopropyl alcohol can be absorbed through the skin. So - this can have serious side effects. Don't recommend ...Read more

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Does an ice bath help hydrate?

Does an ice bath help hydrate?

No: There is no reason to believe that an ice bath will hydrate your skin. Moisturizers are a better choice. ...Read more

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When take bath after hysterectomy?

When take bath after hysterectomy?

Varies: Different surgeons give different directions. I allow my patients to shower and or bathe in the tub starting the day after surgery. ...Read more

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What is a good way to take a bath?

GOOD BATH: The good way to take a bath is when you use soap to clean yourself all over and a good rinse followed by putting lotion to your skin to avoid dryness and itching. ...Read more

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At what age can kids take a bath alone?

At what age can kids take a bath alone?

Around 7-8 years: There is no perfectly safe age to take a bath alone in a tub, but kids under 4 yrs are at higher risk of drowning. Statistics from a few years ago show that 70-80 kids drown in bathtubs in the U.S. Each year. To be safest, wait until a child has good behavior, some common sense, plus the ability to easily get in and out of a full bathtub before thinking of leaving him alone. Otherwise, watch him! ...Read more

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How long can herpes survive in bath wayer?

Herpes simplex: You do not get herpes from bath water. The virus will die very quickly in the bath and transmission is virtually always by direct contact. ...Read more