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Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Yes...: We're not sure why the weather effects people with osteoarthritis... But it does. People who live in dry warmer areas usuallly report less discomfortt. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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Expert opinion - should moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

No: Osteoarthrtis is a disease with degenatives changes in the cartilages. Some people experience pain some don t . When people move to a warmer or even a colder enviroment , a change occurs and people feel better , but when the individual gets acostumed to the new enviroment , symptoms occur again. The signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis will not differ in different climatic regions. ...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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How do you get rid of flaking skin in dry climate?

How do you get rid of flaking skin in dry climate?

Emollients and humid: Using topical moisturizers are very useful as well as humidifiers. Also, shorten shower or bath time, as well as use tepid temps only for bath water. Normally creams are better emollients than lotions. Cereve cream with an ingredient known as ceramides is wonderful. Restaderm by cetaphil is also fantastic. ...Read more

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My nose keeps bleeding. Everyday it will just start to randomly bleed. Why could this be? Can it be due to a dry climate?

My nose keeps bleeding. Everyday it will just start to randomly bleed. Why could this be? Can it be due to a dry climate?

Could be: It could be from that or various other things. Do you use any products like Afrin (oxymetazoline) in your nose? Do you sleep under a fan or with air blowing on you? Are you running the A/C or heater in your home? All of these things can make nosebleeds more likely. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is dry climate better for asthmatics than humid?

Is dry climate better for asthmatics than humid?

Not necessarily: Long periods of hot dry weather lead to high ambient ozone levels. Ozone is a respiratory irritant and can precipitate asthma symptoms in susceptible individuals. Urban areas with hot dry weather also have higher levels of respiratory irritants like sulfur dioxide and diesel exhaust particles. ...Read more

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I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?

I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?

Chroinc sinusitis: See an allergist to test for allergy and optimize treatment. Patient with severe allergic rhinitis gets chronic sinusitis due to obstruction of the outflow tracts of paranasal sinuses. ...Read more

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Dry nose. Have hard scabs in nose that bleed sometimes. Hurts to blow nose. Live in colorado very dry climate. How can I soften nose to prevent?

Dry nose. Have hard scabs in nose that bleed sometimes. Hurts to blow nose. Live in colorado very dry climate. How can I soften nose to prevent?

Ointment: Use plain vaseline, carefully apply with cotton swab (q-tip) to hold moisture. If getting inflammed can use antibiotic (like neosporin) ointment, see your doctor if getting worse. ...Read more

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