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Benefits Of Using Steam Room Or Sauna
Sauna: Sauna use may reduce the incidence of the common cold, and temporarily relieve the symptoms.It increases performance in endurance sport, increases plasma volume and red cell volume in athletes, decreased systolic blood pressure, significantly improved exercise tolerance, increased peak respiratory oxygen uptake, and enhanced anaerobic threshold in chronic conditions. ...Read more
What are the risks of water masturbation... Such as hot tub jets or shower faucets? Any risk for an embolism?
My baby will be born end of January. Can I use vaporizer for him? Cool mist or steam? Humidifier or vaporizer, which are better?
Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?
Is it safe to use air fryer machine or halogen air fryer instead of frying using oil ? And if we are using oil for frying, which oil is the safest?
FromWhatStandpoint?: Safety: (1) heating/fire or (2) health? (1) all oils are hydrocarbons, thus will burn if hot enough ; in oxygen, regardless method of heating. (2) while fats, esp saturated fats, have long been promoted as unhealthy, there is no evidence of this being true, indeed evidence is counter. E.G. All cells are fat organized water droplets. Cholesterol is made by all animal cells ; allows movement, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units
Water temp: http://www.medicaldaily.com/health-benefits-warm-water-6-ways-drinking-warm-water-can-heal-your-body-282218Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it better to do Neti Pot with warm water or room temperature? Any advantage to warm water? Using distilled water post-septoplasty.
Yes: There is no toxicity to this. A few medications might bind to the fibers in the paper towel and lower the effective dose. Why would you need to filter medications which is already purified. If you want to remove solids, you could find a nylon net filter at a hardware store which could do this and not affect the composition of the fluid filtered. ...Read more
How to use green tea as a dieting aid. Iv heard that using boiling water damages the health properties?
Tea temperatures: Green teas retain the best flavour when brewed between 140°f - 185°f. Tannins in the tea will cause bitterness if heated higher. However, I am not aware of degradation of health promoting properties at higher temperatures. ...Read more
Yes: Green tea has antioxidants which research shows can be beneficial. There is some evidence to show it lowers cholesterol as well. It is actually one of the most beneficial of the teas. ...Read more
Moron: If you wish to sweat, why put a barrier to sweating ? ...Read more
Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.
Recent stent implant. Can eucalyptus oil be used in haus personal vaporizer device to end use of nicotine? I no longer smoke cigs.
Not advisable: May cause more problems than help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cool humidifier: In my medical opinion, the cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is preferable to the hot vaporizer due to the safety concerns of the heating of the water with potential injury posed by the vaporizer. Furthermore, experientially, parental feedback indicates that the cool humidifier seems to provide a more calming cough relief than the hotter vaporizer. ...Read more
Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?
Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more
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