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Doctor insights on: Can A Jacuzzi Have The Same Soothing Effects As A Warm Bath Or Is It Too Hot

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Fever associated with flu: is it ok to take a hot bath while fever is present? Or only cool bath?

Fever associated with flu: is it ok to take a hot bath while fever is present? Or only cool bath?

Hot bath OK: Fever is how our bodies fight infection- our immune systems work better when we have a fever and microbes don't survive as well. A cool bath might lower your temp. ; thus prolong the infection; a hot bath might actually raise your temp. A bit which might help you fight the infection; this is a homeopathic-style approach. Fever isn't dangerous unless above 105. See http://on.Today.Com/1cz7o8p. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to go out in hot weather? When is the temperature considered too hot or too cold? Thank you! :)

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to go out in hot weather? When is the temperature considered too hot or too cold? Thank you! :)

Safe: The outside temperature is not going to affect a fetus located inside a woman's uterus. The woman's body temperature will work to keep the internal environment a stable temperature. Think of the millions of women who are pregnant and very very hot or very cold areas of the world. They do just fine. ...Read more

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Which is better? Taking a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

Which is better? Taking  a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

It Depends: It depends on why you are taking a shower. To clean the skin, soap and water, regardless of temperature. If your muscles are sore and tight, you're getting ready for activities, or your joints/back aches in the morning, then a hot shower may help relax and relieve the pain and tension. If you are sore after a workout, feeling hot, or you're feeling itchy, then a cool shower may feel better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go the the hot pools or use a sauna with hypertension?

Is it safe to go the the hot pools or use a sauna with hypertension?

There is the: possibility that you could have an accentuated response with increased vasodilation and dangerous drop in blood pressure if you are on certain medications. Similarly there is a chance you could have a rebound after you cool down and your blood pressure could increase to dangerous levels. You need to discuss this with your health care provider who knows your full history and medications. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a ceiling fan in room with a 5 week old? Can it cause colic or anything else harmful to baby?

Is it bad to use a ceiling fan in room with a 5 week old? Can it cause colic or anything else harmful to baby?

Perfectly fine!: Gentle air currents provided by a ceiling fan are in no way harmful to a newborn. It actually is likely to be helpful in stabilizing room temperature. ...Read more

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Does soaking cotton in hot water and then placing it on a cyst help, or is it better just left alone?

Does soaking cotton in hot water and then placing it on a cyst help, or is it better just left alone?

Get it checked: If you are being treated for acne with an antibiotic, you are seeing a physician regularly (at least I hope so). Have him or her look at it. Heat won't make it go away. Since the cyst is big enough to bother you, ask your doctor or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long can herpes LIve in a warm and wet environment? Something that doesn't dry out and is room temp?

How long can herpes LIve in a warm and wet environment? Something that doesn't dry out and is room temp?

Doesn't matter: This question suggests you are worried about catching herpes from the environment. It never happens. You only catch the virus by direct personal contact with an infected person (kissing, sex, oral sex, etc). Whether or not the virus survives in a warm or wet environment doesn't matter; contact with that environment is not a risk. ...Read more

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If you have a very high fever, is it good to have a cold water bath or shower?

If you have a very high fever, is it good to have a cold water bath or shower?

Yes: It is one of the ways to stop the body from overheating but if fever stays high, see a doctor. ...Read more