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Doctor insights on: Hot Bath Risks

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Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?

Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?

Yes: Really hot showers can actually be dangerous if you are pregnant or have blood pressure problems. They can cause your skin blood vessels to dilate to try and cool you down. This will divert blood from your brain to your skin and can make you dizzy to the extent that you might faint. The main therapeutic effects of hot showers are that they make you feel better, so do what works for you. ...Read more

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Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Vasodilate: Hot showers can lower your blood pressure by opening up (vasodilating) your blood vessels. This should be a brief episode . If it persists see your docotr. ...Read more

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What are the risks of water masturbation... Such as hot tub jets or shower faucets? Any risk for an embolism?

What are the risks of water masturbation... Such as hot tub jets or shower faucets?  Any risk for an embolism?

Don't burn yourself: The main risks of masturbation with water or jets is the risk of the water. There is no risk of giving yourself an embolism with a water jet. However, if it hurts: stop. Other tips: use clean water water and don't burn yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is taking a hot or warm bath dangerous during pregnancy?

No : Unless the water is hot enough to burn you then bathing is perfectly acceptable. ...Read more

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Hot water safety?

Hot water safety?

Clarify: Hot water can burn. In the house with small children it is recommended to have the thermostat on the hot water heater decreased to 120 degrees to prevent burns. This prevents burns. Don't jut get in a tub of hot water if you haven't tested to see how hot it is. Basically common sense. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

No harm: As the described scenarios should place you at any health risk. It likely will compromise the effectiveness of a condom, as it can "wash away" any spermicide and promote a condom "slipping off". ...Read more

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Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more

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Do hot showers affect acne?

Do hot showers affect acne?

Acne and Hot Showers: The cause of the acne is not the hot shower however. Acne is caused by many different things. A hot shower only allows the acne to surface and come out. What causes the acne in the first place is probably something to do with your diet and lifestyle, genetics a acne can be caused by the things that you eat. If your diet is fast food and potato chips then chances are you are more likely to get acne. ...Read more

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Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Clean, but...: If one has bad OCD with obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, it doesn't matter that the shower water and its vapor are clean... but rather, he must believe they're clean. Note that semen from healthy guys is clean, semen stains are very clean because germs tend to die when dried out, tap water is clean due to modern water treatment. Also, we are adapted to the usual microbes on/in/around us. ...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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Does simultanious cooling and heating the face with cool and hot water causes cold?

Does simultanious cooling and heating the face with cool and hot water causes cold?

Your age?: HI, please put your age in your profile. We cannot answer questions from people less than 16 years old so we have to know your age. If you are under 16, please have your parent or guardian create an account and ask your question for you. Be honest! You expect it of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Keep vomiting after a nice warm bath?

Keep vomiting after a nice warm bath?

Sorry it didn't help: A nice warm bath is a good idea to help deal with many unpleasant symptoms: ease pain, aid sleep, reduce stress, help a cold (steam)...but I don't think helping nausea & vomiting would typically be expected. There are many causes of vomiting: pregnancy, viruses, food poisoning, meds, motion sickness, etc. If able, drink clear liquids, avoid solid food, then BRAT: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast ...Read more

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Would hot showers unfreeze recently frozen warts?

Would hot showers unfreeze recently frozen warts?

No: The process which freezes warts only lasts for 30-60 seconds. There is no prolonged "freezing" of the wart or the surrounding tissue, so taking a hot shower after a freezing application would not be contraindicated. ...Read more

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Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them opened up and drained. ...Read more