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Dr. Philip Miller
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Which is best to take a shower in cold or hot water?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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No difference: Whatever is most comfortable.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Edward Seegers
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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I had a hot shower and then in a cold room twisted the wring way and have strained my back, what is the best/fastest way to heal this?

Dr. Edward Seegers
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I had a hot shower and then in a cold room twisted the wring way and have strained my back, what is the best/fastest way to heal this?

Backstrain: hello ~different people give different advice for acute back injuries always advocating ICE. In THIS case you were COLD when the injury occurred so I would suggest HEAT and bedrest and IBUPROFEN OTC 400mg 3x/d w meals. HEAT? because the PAIN in back injury is from muscle SPASM bec the muscles splint spine to prevent further injury. COLD=>spasm HEAT=>relaxation of muscle=LESS pain.thx ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Board Certified, Podiatry
27 years in practice
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Is it best to put something cold or hot on swollen ankle?

Dr. Joseph Newman
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Is it best to put something cold or hot on swollen ankle?

Cold: As a general rule, ice/cold packs help reduce swelling. Elevation of the swollen part is also helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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I'm curious as to which toothpaste is best for reducing pain caused by cavities when taking hot or cold things?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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I'm curious as to which toothpaste is best for reducing pain caused by cavities when taking hot or cold things?

None: Toothpaste doesn't fix cavities. Some toothpastes help prevent cavities from forming, others may remineralize microscopic areas of calcium loss, but if you have a cavity (infected hole) it can only be fixed by a dentist. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call a dentist before your decayed teeth turn into abscessed teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is considered best: to lose weight if the cranberry juice is cold or hot?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is considered best: to lose weight if the cranberry juice is cold or hot?

Neither: Cranberry juice contains sugars and is not conducive to weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Hello, i took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot,my body is cold,whats d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hello, i took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot,my body is cold,whats d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?

Don't take any more: Many diet pills are full of stimulants like caffeine (in an attempt to increase your metabolism) such that you end up feeling anxious. Others are full of laxatives to make you poop more than usual. However, none of the diet pills that are dietary supplements really work (you'll see FDA warning label). This is different from OTC medications which are approved for weight loss eg Alli ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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What does Coldrex Junior Hot Lemon contain? It's delicious cold medicine and the best thing about it is that it doesn't make me drowsy.

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
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What does Coldrex Junior Hot Lemon contain? It's delicious cold medicine and the best thing about it is that it doesn't make me drowsy.

Coldrex lemon: has 3 major ingredients. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 300 mg, 20 mg Vit C and phenylephrine. This last agent causes blood pressure to go up without an increase in the heart rate. It also causes constriction of blood vessels (how it works as a nasal decongestant). It can cause agitation and dilation of pupils. Too much Tylenol can damage the liver. I'm glad it tastes good. Use only as directed !!!!! ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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What is best for a painfully swollen knee..Hot compress or a cold compress?

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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What is best for a painfully swollen knee..Hot compress or a cold compress?

Ice: Ice is generally better for swelling ; inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. James Rochester
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What is the best thing to use on bumps on neck and hair line cold are hot is witch hazel ok to use painful and sore?

Dr. James Rochester
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What is the best thing to use on bumps on neck  and hair line cold are hot  is witch hazel ok to use painful and sore?

Need eval: condition such as you describe really need to be seen and felt by provider in order to give you a proper diagnosis. Best to see your doctor soon as possible. ...Read more

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