Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cool Baths

Share

Cool Baths (Overview)

A lukewarm or cool bath can help cool a young child. However, ice baths or alcohol baths are not recommended, both because they may cause problems and because they may be less effective, triggering shivering, which generates heat.


Cool Baths (Overview)

A lukewarm or cool bath can help cool a young child. However, ice baths or alcohol baths are not recommended, both because they may cause problems and because they may be less effective, triggering shivering, which generates heat.


2

2
Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them opened up and drained. ...Read more

5

5
Which humidifier are better for babies cool or warm humidifiers?

Which humidifier are better for babies cool or warm humidifiers?

Humidifier: Ideally a warm humidifer is better, but because of the risk of spilling a cool humidifier is recommended. ...Read more

6

6
Do oatmeal baths help calm poison ivy?

Do oatmeal baths help calm poison ivy?

Yes: The milling of oats produces a slick graphite like dust that is packaged & sold for it's therapeutic qualities. Oatmeal baths are not made with oatmeal! the soothing quality will benefit most people with itchy skin, if used correctly. ...Read more

7

7
Whats benefit of cool baths?

Whats benefit of cool baths?

See below: There is no specific benefit of cool baths. Some people will use a tepid bath to reduce a fever, but it is not recommended. ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more

10

10
Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Humidifiers: Yes. They both increase humidity. Be careful with warm water humidifiers when there are young children around because they could burn themselves when playing around them. ...Read more

11

11
Cool mist humidifiers for nosebleeds?

Cool mist humidifiers for nosebleeds?

maybe: I find using nasal saline wash and or a nasal saline gel more effective over the long term ...Read more

12

12
Keep vomiting after a nice warm bath?

Keep vomiting after a nice warm bath?

Sorry it didn't help: A nice warm bath is a good idea to help deal with many unpleasant symptoms: ease pain, aid sleep, reduce stress, help a cold (steam)...but I don't think helping nausea & vomiting would typically be expected. There are many causes of vomiting: pregnancy, viruses, food poisoning, meds, motion sickness, etc. If able, drink clear liquids, avoid solid food, then BRAT: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast ...Read more

14

14
Why do warm gel compresses seem to not work as well as warm wet (towel soaked in warm water) compresses for my meibomian glands?

Why do warm gel compresses seem to not work as well as warm wet (towel soaked in warm water) compresses for my meibomian glands?

Hot compresses: 1st, keep using the hot compresses on your closed eyelids. 1-2 a day...Those 1-2 minutes of Rx will be very helpful,comforting, and beneficial to decrease styes and remove the ''granulated'' dandruff-like dried oil at the eyelash roots and along the edges of your 4 eyelids...Do a little rubbing also, like when a woman is trying to remove her eyeliner. 2nd, the moist heat is reported to be better ...Read more

15

15
Do warm mist humidifiers help with dry skin and allergies?

Do warm mist humidifiers help with dry skin and allergies?

No: It is my understanding that humidifiers add litle to the humidity of a house (most moisture goes into ceiling and rafters) so these are of little to no benefit for dry skin. What works best is "soaking and trapping". That is soak skin and then trap the moisture within 2 minures with moisturizers. ..And creams are better than lotions and ointments and oils are better than creams.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Cool mist humidifier or vaporizer is good for babies? Is cool mist ok for winter?

To mist or not to: A humidifier is basically a fan that draws moisture from a paper or metallic wick & adds it to air in the room. A vaporizer makes a mist. Old style vaporizers have a heating element that boils water making steam, these are unsafe. Modern products use tuning fork technology & make light or heavy mist (vaporizers also humidify)they are safe & helpful when your heater dries out the air you sleep in. ...Read more

17

17
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

18

18
Does simultanious cooling and heating the face with cool and hot water causes cold?

Does simultanious cooling and heating the face with cool and hot water causes cold?

Your age?: HI, please put your age in your profile. We cannot answer questions from people less than 16 years old so we have to know your age. If you are under 16, please have your parent or guardian create an account and ask your question for you. Be honest! You expect it of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more