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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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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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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 ?

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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