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Why does warm weather aggravate eczema?

Why does warm weather  aggravate eczema?

Heat: Heat will often make eczema worse - it causes release of histamine from cells in the skin and histamine causes itching. Interestingly, humidity (which frequently comes along with warm weather) often makes eczema better. That said, every baby has his own triggers and sensitivities that exacerbate or improve eczema. ...Read more

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Miliaria (Definition)

A skin rash characterized by redness, little bumps, burning or itching, due to the trapping of leaked sweat underneath the skin surface because of blockage ...Read more


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Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Not likely heat rash: If your rash is occurring in cold weather, that is not likely heat rash. The term heat-rash refers to a rash occurring due to excessive heat. Eczema is often worse in cold and dry weather and so you may want to have it checked out. Without knowing what the rash looks like and its distribution on the body, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I catch hypothermia in warm weather?

Can I catch hypothermia in warm weather?

No: HypOthermia is about cold. You could sit in a tub of ice and get sick regardless of it being a warm day. HypERthermia is heat-related illness. ...Read more

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Can Naegleria Fowleri be present in soaking wet hot towels?I mean in the droplets when it is shrunk?In other words can a hot towel machine harbor it?

Can Naegleria Fowleri be present in soaking wet hot towels?I mean in the droplets when it is shrunk?In other words can a hot towel machine harbor it?

Absolutely-of course: Bacteria are not homeothermic life forms. they are endothermic &, within limits, depending on specific characteristics, grow and divide more rapidly at higher temperatures; below boiling. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=Naegleria+Fowleri+growth+and+temperature for an overview. ...Read more

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Sea water can worse or affect seborrheic dermatitis ?

Sea water can worse or affect seborrheic dermatitis ?

Unlikely either way: Sea water is not likely to affect seborrheic dermatitis either positively or negatively. Exposure to sun may enhance skin lesions. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can sudden weather change from warm to cold outside cause runny nose/congestion in children?

Can sudden weather change from warm to cold outside cause runny nose/congestion in children?

Yes. : Yes it can. During this cold season it is possible that the symptoms are related to allergies (called allergic rhinitis) or something called non allergic rhinitis. Both conditions have overlapping symptoms with runny nose and swollen nasal passages that lead to nasal congestion and sometimes sneezing. The important thing is to see a doctor to make the diagnosis and begin the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Does going outside with wet hair cause sore throats?

Does going outside with wet hair cause sore throats?

Myth: There has been no clinical association between going outside with wet hair and developing a sore throat. ...Read more

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Can drying your skin with hot air from a hairdryer cause skin cancer if it is very hot but not unbearably hot?

Can drying your skin with hot air from a hairdryer cause skin cancer if it is very hot but not unbearably hot?

No: Severe burns leaving large scars sometimes form sarcomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Most skin cancers are related to radiation, usually UV. No skin cancers from blowing hot air. ...Read more

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Why in cold weather we get easly infected my common cold virus not in warm weather ?

Why in cold weather we get easly infected my common cold virus not in warm weather ?

Fallacy: It's no more difficult to catch a cold in summer than in winter. Most experts agree that it's more a matter of our tendency to aggregate indoors when the weather turns colder. Careful hand hygiene and keeping hands away from the face are helpful as well as avoiding sick people while they have running eyes or nose. Colds come from virus which can live on surfaces so watch your exposure to people. ...Read more

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Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

No: Just as long as it isn't too hot, you don't need to be dealing with burns on top of acne. Warm/hot water will cause some dilation of skin pores making it a little easier to cleanse and remove debris. This may help reduce the number of new acne lesions. Washing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash often adds to the improvement. See your gp if you are having problems. ...Read more

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For what reasons might cold weather or breeze cause hives?

For what reasons might cold weather or breeze cause hives?

Rare syndromes can: Two types of people get hives because of cold. First are those with cold contact urticaria, in which histamine is released in the spots of skin directly exposed to cold. Second are people with certain rare inherited mutations that make the immune system activate in response to cold. The latter usually get hives all over, not just at the spot of cold exposure. See an immunologist for more info. ...Read more

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How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.

How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.

Styes: Styes are just blocked oil glands in the eye lids. The heat helps unplug the ducts, similar to putting cisco oil on a hot frying pan, it melts. ...Read more

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Does bacteria grow more in hot weather?

Does bacteria grow more in hot weather?

Yes on average: Bacteria are programmed to grow at rates related to environment including food source availability, competing organisms and temperature. On average if the temperature is raised a little, the bacteria can grow faster. It too much of a rise, that may inhibit the growth. Bacteria inside the body grow adjusted to a fairly uniform temperature, but outside temperature will have little effect there. ...Read more

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Can I get flu or common cold if not wearing enough clothes in winter weather ?

Can I get flu or common cold if not wearing enough clothes in winter weather ?

Not really: Being cold can decrease the immune system a touch, but it is not the cause usually of getting the cold of flu. You have to come in contact with it, which is not necessarily because you are "cold"/exposed to the cold. ...Read more

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Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Yes, but...: Humidifier does provide extra moisture to upper airway, i.e., nose and throat. However, high humidity over 60% provides a favorable environment for the molds to grow and may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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