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Ear Pain Worsens Drinking Water Cold Water
Water is healthy. : So both cold and hit will give you same effect regardless. In warm weather drinking cold water has an added benefit of cooling you down. Similarly in cold weather you feel worse by drinking cold water. So in other words the temperature of water has nothing to do with its effectiveness but has to do with comfort. ...Read more
How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?
Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more
Cold water and pain: For some people drinking cold water can cause stomach cramps because the temperature difference constricts the blood vessels in the stomach lining, as soon as the temperature reaches the stomach temperature then pain will go away, try drinking room temperature water. ...Read more
I'm on day three of a sore throat. Hurts to swallow and even hurts to yawn. I've tried warm drinks, cold drinks, gargling salt water, cough drops, etc.
Sore Throat: See your doctor for a culture and possible antibiotics. You should also make sure you are not forming an abcess. ...Read more
Not unless dirty.: No problem with doing this, if the water is safe for drinking. Why do you think it might be bad? ...Read more
What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two before spitting it out. Repeat 2 additional times. Peroxide has antiseptic properties which is helpful during an infection. ...Read more
Why hot water?: I've never heard the "hot" part, but gargling with salt water does draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less. It also loosens thick mucus, which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi from the throat. It's a temporary fix, since it does nothing to remove the cause (whatever that is), but it will make you feel better for a while. ...Read more
Tmj pain: Salt water gargling may help cleanse tonsils and throat tissues and thereby relieve tightness or pressure but if there is muscle imbalance and/or joint dysfunction, there would be no long term benefits. Consult with a dentist who understands function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cough: I think that drinking something cold can indeed make a cough worse due to the close proximity of of the esophagus to the trachea. Cold typically causes structures that have the ability to constrict or narrow. In the airway this narrowing or constriction can lead to bronchospasm which leads to shortness if breath/ coughing/ wheezing. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with pneumonia it's better to use a hot water vaporizer or cold water vaporizer to keep my moist?
Any if no burn risk: The humidity is effective either way. If there are children who may get burned by hot water use cold water! Often the hot water vaporizers are better designed for adding menthol (ie Vick's Vaporub). Some find this to be soothing and some find it helps their breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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