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Doctor insights on: Handheld Shower Heads

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Why does my head throb when i take a shower?

Why does my head throb when i take a shower?

Ans: May just be the hot water and the heat. Take cooker showers and see what happens ...Read more

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While taking a shower my head became extremely sensitive once i put my head under it. My whole body became tingly and i nearly collapsed. Why?

While taking a shower my head became extremely sensitive once i put my head under it. My whole body became tingly and i nearly collapsed. Why?

See your doctor: This sounds like autonomic dysfunction, which can be caused by several different conditions, and can result in fainting or various neurological symptoms. It can happen for no apparent reason, but there may a also be a serious underlying disorder. ...Read more

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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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My friend rachel's neck started hurting about a day ago and got progressively worse. Now, after a shower, she can no longer move her head without pain?

My friend rachel's neck started hurting about a day ago and got progressively worse. Now, after a shower, she can no longer move her head without pain?

See a doc now: The stiff neck and severe pain, especially if it's associated with fever or generally feeling bad, flulike symptoms etc. Could be early signs of meningitis. If there's no other obvious reason why she should have stiffness and pain, she needs to be seen by her primary doctor or in an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I was told by several elders that i should not take showers when I have migraines or heavy pain on the right side of my head. Is this true or a myth?

I was told by several elders that i should not take showers when I have migraines or  heavy pain on the right side of my head. Is this true or a myth?

Each is individual: Every migraneur knows of home remedies which work best for them. For some, hot showers relieve pain while for others it's an ice pack. For others, getting to bed in a quiet & dark room is the ticket. Nobody can predict that another will respond as they do when it comes to headaches. Having said that, there may be some truth to showers causing problems as these can change blood pressure leading ...Read more