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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.


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Are cool baths healthier?

Are cool baths healthier?

See below: Not healthier. Maybe beneficial if have eczema. ...Read more

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.


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What's benefit of cool baths?

What's 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

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My one year old son has a fever of 102. This is his second day and it hasn't gone down. It dropped a little after cool baths. Fever reducer is not working. What should I do?

My one year old son has a fever of 102. This is his second day and it hasn't gone down. It dropped a little after cool baths. Fever reducer is not working. What should I do?

Fever not enemy!: First, fever does not need 'to be treated'. It is a symptom, not a disease. Push lots of fluid so child doesn't dehydrate. If very uncomfortable, then can give something to bring fever down, but don't rush to do that if child acitng fine. Higher body temperature helps fight illness — infection fighting cells work better at higher body temps, and germs don't like higher body temps and die — yeah! ...Read more

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Need to get rid of fever, it is 37,5 degrees Celsius. Has come down from 40. Taken asprin, slept and drank lots of water and fluids. Also, cool baths?

Need to get rid of fever, it is 37,5 degrees Celsius. Has come down from 40. Taken asprin, slept and drank lots of water and fluids. Also, cool baths?

See a physician: Your fever responded well to aspirin. You need to treat the cause of the fever as a temperature of 40 C (104 F) is very high for an adult and indicates a possibly serious infection. See a Dr as soon as possible. Reducing the fever with aspirin or cool baths is mainly for comfort, and doesn't treat or fight the infection. Fever actually help the body fight infection. ...Read more

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Does taking a cool bath for fever really help?

Does taking a cool bath for fever really help?

May/not: The skin is the only part of our body supplied with active temperature sensors. Depending on the water temperature, a cold bath may tell the brain to turn on more heat and thus defeat any temporary benefit of the process. If immersed in water no more than 15 degrees below the desired temp, you may bypass that reflex. I haven't advised this to a parent in decades. ...Read more

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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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Will taking cool or warm bath help with leg and foot cramps after working construction all day?

Will taking cool or warm bath help with leg and foot cramps after working construction all day?

Feel better: Cramping tends to occur with dehydration so hydration should be the first step, water or sports drink. I've treated a lot of construction workers and usually they have sore feet and ankles, and I recommend cool baths to decrease swelling and inflammation. ...Read more

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My 12y son had a 103+ fever, been on Tylenol (acetaminophen) for 34h, Zmax for 8h w/tepid bath, cool rags on neck/forehead, still 101 temp 10h no urine w/2L liquid in?

My 12y son had a 103+ fever, been on Tylenol (acetaminophen) for 34h, Zmax for 8h w/tepid bath, cool rags on neck/forehead, still 101 temp 10h no urine w/2L liquid in?

High temp: Need more information: cough, sorethroat,headache, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, how many days he has been sick does he have any rashes----has anyone else been sick in the family?----bottom line is that he needs to be seen in the ER ASAP ...Read more

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I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried an antihistamine and a cream for bites?

I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried an antihistamine and a cream for bites?

Unsure of diagnosis.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnaunt? I had unprotected sex last month and 10 days later I woke up with bad stomach cramos they weren't period cramps ut they were stomach cramps 20 minutes late I was throwing up back-to-back the same day I took a bath to cool off and i wa

Could i be pregnaunt? I had unprotected sex last month and 10 days later I woke up with bad stomach cramos they weren't period cramps ut they were stomach cramps 20 minutes late I was throwing up back-to-back the same day I took a bath to cool off and i wa

There : There is always a possibility you could be pregnant and there's no way to know whether you are pregnant or not without a test.

As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5 – 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come.

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to not have your period or if they become irregular, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What are ice baths good for?

What are ice baths good for?

Ice baths: Ice baths are good for penguins, polar bears, seals, and certain fish! Just kidding!

Ice baths are good for cooling the body when it is very hot. They are seldom used in hospitals- there are cooling blankets that can do this, which do not make a watery mess. Sometimes, for a fever for example, cooling the body prevents damage from an excessive temperature. ...Read more

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What is sitz baths?

What is sitz baths?

Sitz Bath: A sitz bath is a basin that one can soak the perineum in if they have pain from hemorrhoids, surgery, childbirth or other injuries. It is usually filled with warm water and may have additional ingredients like epsom salt. Alternatively, one can soak in a bath tub with enough water to cover the perineal area. It is soothing and can help with inflammation. ...Read more

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When does someone need a bath chair?

When does someone need a bath chair?

Bath chairs: Bath chairs may be needed by people who are elderly or disabled. It may help them to prevent slipping or falling as they are entering or exiting the shower. They are important for safety. ...Read more

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Will taking baths affect my rosacea?

Will taking baths affect my rosacea?

Depends...: Hot baths may flush your skin... Showing more of your rosacea. But, proper meds and treatment can keep it under control. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to bathe with dawn?

Could it be healthy to bathe with dawn?

Bathing: Bathing at dawn can wake you up to a new day. Bathing in the evening can relax you to sleep. Whenever we bathe we are washing away dead skin cells which is invigorating. The time of bathing is not otherwise significant. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it better to take showers or baths?

Is it better to take showers or baths?

Bathing: Showers are cleaner and healthier for the skin. Less dryness and water is cleaner. Long bathes tend to dry out the skin and can cause itching. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or too hot. Avoid getting water in mouth or nose, as this may frighten your child. Avoid getting soap in the eyes as this is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is it bad to shower right after you ice bath?

Is it bad to shower right after you ice bath?

Ice: Sudden changes in body temperature can cause symptoms related to blood pressure heart rate and energy, it is not a problem for most young healthy people. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of seaweed baths?

Can't hurt: Could probably find better ways to spend your hard-earned money, however. ...Read more

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Is it recommend to take bath just after done eating?

Bathing and Swimming: There is an old myth that you cannot swim after eating. This myth is false. It has been debunked numerous ways and numerous times. So, it is both safe and fine to swim or bathe after eating if that is what you want to do. ...Read more

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How many baths should we take per day in adolescence?

How many baths should we take per day in adolescence?

Bath: One bath a day is sufficient unless you are an athlete or a heavy perspire in which case more frequent bathing is required. ...Read more

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Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Vasodilate: Hot showers can lower your blood pressure by opening up (vasodilating) your blood vessels. This should be a brief episode. If it persists see your docotr. ...Read more

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Can taking really hot baths decrease a woman's fertility?

Can taking really hot baths decrease a woman's fertility?

No.: Prolonged exposure to heat may affect a man's fertility but not a woman's. Hot baths are contraindicated during pregnancy because they may be harmful to the fetus. Really hot baths might cause burning of the skin which could make sex uncomfortable but, otherwise, they have NO known effect on female fertility. Interesting question! ...Read more

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Is it true for women that taking bubble baths often is bad?

Is it true for women that taking bubble baths often is bad?

Depends: These scented or unscented bubble makers can trigger both an irritant and or an allergic reaction in the sensitive tissues of a woman's genitals. If you do partake of this on occasion it is a good idea to take a shower nozzle and rinse off your genital tissues. Any soap film left inside after use can set you up for itching/traumatizing the skin around your pee hole. ...Read more