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Cool Baths (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How do warm showers help reduce fever?

How do warm showers help reduce fever?

Fever: By coating the surface of the skin with cooling temps that are lower than body temps and you lose heat by convection. Very effective to rub skin briskly with warm towels or give children tepid baths to reduce fever. Good question. ...Read more

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Does cold water help reducing in high body temperatures?

Does cold water help reducing in high body temperatures?

No: not when taken internally. A tepid bath or sponge bath could reduce body temperature, but is rather uncomfortable. You need to find the cause of the fever and treat that specifically. You could also take Acetaminophen as directed. ...Read more

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Can daily cold showers help reduce skin redness over time?

Can daily cold showers help reduce skin redness over time?

If the redness: if related to overly dry skin associated with excessively hot water in showers than it might help. The real question is what is the underlying cause of the skin redness. ...Read more

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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

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For stiff neck do you use warm or cool compresses to reduce swelling?

For stiff neck do you use warm or cool compresses to reduce swelling?

Whichever feels good: Both heat and cold can feel good. Experiment and see what feels better for you. Be careful that you do not burn or freeze the skin. ...Read more

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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

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Do baths help reduce fever?

Do baths help reduce fever?

Yes: A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat. Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold. ...Read more

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Other than temperature, what is the difference between cool and warm mist humidifiers?

Other than temperature, what is the difference between cool and warm mist humidifiers?

Safety: The use of steamers (hot element humidifiers) has not been recommended for years due to safety concerns. The parent stumbling around in a poorly lit room trying to retrieve & fill one often spilled boiling water on themselves or at worse, the heater could malfunction & burn the house down.Today's misters use differn't technology to produce a cool mist & humidifiers make no mist at all. ...Read more

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Will exercise to help reduce hot flashes?

Will exercise to help reduce hot flashes?

Yes: Virtually every study that has looked at this shows a positive effect of aerobic exercise decreasing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Will oatmeal baths help decrease the itching due to poison ivy?

Will oatmeal baths help decrease the itching due to poison ivy?

It may help: Itchy, dry skin often gets some relief with oatmeal baths and so you may get some relief with that for your symptoms. Severe poison ivy will not likely respond much to the oatmeal. Calamide lotion, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help itching. If really bad symptoms, consult doc for stronger topical and/or oral steroids. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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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What is the maximum temperature that is safe in a sauna/steam bath if you have svt?

What is the maximum temperature that is safe in a sauna/steam bath if you have svt?

Sauna/steam: If you have svt you should avoid both saunas and steam baths or situations which cause excess e sweating which increases your loss of fluids which can increase your likelihood of having svt. ...Read more

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My nails always turn to purple when i took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

My nails always turn to purple when i took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

Maybe: It could be an indication of raynauds disease or syndrome. The cold water is causing constriction of the small blood vessels and therefore decreasing blood flow. ...Read more

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What temperature does sperm die at and how quickly does it die in just water(or bath water/soapy water temp )or air?

What temperature does sperm die at and how quickly does it die in just water(or bath water/soapy water temp )or air?

Sperm: So, what did you do recently that warrants such a question? Concerned about getting your female companion pregnant? ...Read more

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How hot is too hot? How hot does bath water need to be before it can burn you? What is a high, but still safe temperature to use?

How hot is too hot? How hot does bath water need to be before it can burn you?  What is a high, but still safe temperature to use?

Some like it hot but: This depends on how long you stay in the water. Water of 127 or above scalds quickly. 120 is the usual upper limit of safe temperature but that could be hazardous if one is in it for 5 minutes. If you are going to be in the water more than a few minutes i would avoid temps above 108 or so, but even that can put stress on your body by raising heart rate. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy after taking a normal temperature bath. I dont sit or anything while taking a bath. I usually stand up What could be the cause ?

I feel dizzy after taking a normal temperature bath. I dont sit or anything while taking a bath. I usually stand up What could be the cause ?

Vasodilation: When you take a bath, your blood vessels dilate. This causes less blood flow to your brain, and you get dizzy. Be careful, you could faint and injure yourself. Make sure you are well hydrated. Make sure you have adequate salt intake. If symptoms persist, see your MD. ...Read more

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41 male hairy body. Itching & discomfort on upper back especially after hot water , bath, sweating, cold temperature.Relief after itching no marks seen.

41 male hairy body. Itching & discomfort on upper back especially after hot water , bath, sweating, cold temperature.Relief after itching no marks seen.

Assuming no rash: Itching can be caused by dry skin, which hot water bathing makes worse.Turn down the temperature, moisturize daily, and if persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have svt. We have a wood burning sauna (steam bath). The temperature is usually as high as 180-200degrees fahrenhiet. Will it stimulate my heart?

I have svt.  We have a wood burning sauna (steam bath).  The temperature  is usually as high as 180-200degrees fahrenhiet. Will it stimulate my heart?

See a cardiologist: Ablation is very effective. Meds tend to be disappointing. As you get older the svt is likely to get worse. Meanwhile avoid stimulents, stay out of the sauna, and sleep the same every night. ...Read more

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Do baths help reduce fever?

Yes: A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat. Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold. ...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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I've heard that taking regular sitz baths will reduce Bartholin's cysts. Is this true?

I've heard that taking regular sitz baths will reduce Bartholin's cysts. Is this true?

Yes: "hot" or warm baths will improve almost any inflammatoy problem as the heat will dilate you blood vessels and proide increased blood supply which is one of the most needed "body action" in the healing process. Dr. J. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can try reduce the gyno e.g. testosterone boosters or taking ice cold baths?

 Is there a way I can try reduce the gyno e.g. testosterone boosters or taking ice cold baths?

Your question is a: bit unclear. Do you mean gynecomastia? If so, you should be evaluated by a physician. You may have elevated estrogen. Natural ways to lower estrogen include Zinc, which helps to prevent Testosterone conversion to Estradiol. Also, if you are overweight, losing weight will help. A lot of the conversion of testosterone to estrogen occurs in the body fat. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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