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Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Possibly: If itchy, quite likely fungal (times corporate).
If sore, painful, blistering or seeping discolored fluids, you have a secondary bacterial infection (cellulitis).
Please see your physician ...Read more

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Why is it that hot and humid weather affects joints?

Why is it that hot and humid weather affects joints?

Barometer sign: Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can affect the joints. A rheumatologist in philadelphia once put his patients in a chamber that could control temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. He found that raising the humidity and dropping the barometric pressure people with a variety of joint and muscle pain can be worse. ...Read more

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I get throat tightness in a an air conditioned places, often in trains and buses. That happens on humid hot weather. Could I be allergic?

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I get throat tightness in a an air conditioned places, often in trains and buses. That happens on humid hot weather. Could I be allergic?

Not necessarily: The fact that this happens mainly in tight or crowded space suggests that this may be related to anxiety or panic especially if you are claustrophobic. Another condition is vocal cord dysfunction in which the throat closes up when you breathe in. Consult an ENT if this is troublesome to you. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations for running in both humid and hot weather?

What are the recommendations for running in both humid and hot weather?

Drink plenty!!: Hydrate well! dehydration is probably the biggest concern in those conditions. Build mileage up gradually and be smart. Try to run early morning or evening. Carry water or have access along the way.
Dr l. ...Read more

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The very humid and hot Florida weather through the year makes people drench in their sweat. Can people get heat stroke in it?

The very humid and hot Florida weather through the year makes people drench in their sweat. Can people get heat stroke in it?

Yes.: Heat stroke can be had in just about any climate, but Florida is indeed hot. Best protection is to avoid dehydration, eat and sleep well, acclimate yourself slowly to the environment and avoid alcohol and meds. ...Read more

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My natural hair is curly and frizzy! In the humid weather it start to break out like crazy! Is there any particular daily care for this type of hair?

Good conditioner: HUMIDITY CAUSES CURLY HAIR TO REALLY BECOME FRIZZY--this is normal. Use a daily moisturizing conditioner. If it does not work--enjoy it--people are getting perms all the time and you have a natural 'free' one! ...Read more

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I had recently straightened my hair twice because of the humid weather my hair had gotten shorter I'm using Aussie conditioner to repair will it work?

Ask your hairdresser: Sorry this is not really a medical question as much as one for your hairdresser who has a better insight to the damage of your hair as well as products that may help repair your hair. ...Read more

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Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

See a rheumatologist: There are numerous possibilities. Are the joints swollen? If so, you have an inflammatory arthritis. Possible noninflammatory causes include fibromyalgia. Have a rheumatologist evaluated the problem. ...Read more

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I know sperm dies when it dries. Can it survive on laptop keyboards in humid weather?

I know sperm dies when it dries. Can it survive on laptop keyboards in humid weather?

No: Not unless the keyboard was actually covered in the complete fluid of semen. I have yet to hear of someone accomplishing pregnancy via computer keyboard. That said, I'd clean it off, because that's no especially good for the computer. ...Read more

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Can humidity or humid weather, the smoke of incense, and machines that requires hight in amusement parks can worsen pulmonary HTN (moderate)?

Can humidity or humid weather, the smoke of incense, and machines that requires hight in amusement parks can worsen pulmonary HTN (moderate)?

Absolutely, yet PHTN: Remains poorly understood with few good treatments. Common drivers include: (a) Smoking driving COPD (combination of bronchitis&emphysema) (b) recurrent venous clots which shed & go to the lungs, (c) ↑ed blood flow to the lungs, such as a result of an atrial septal defect, (d) wind instruments etc All these issues = typically without symptoms until Pul HTN is quite advanced. Http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. ...Read more

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When exercising with humid weather my upper leg got red warm and a bit itchy but the lower leg didnt. Allergy? Why that happens?

When exercising with humid weather my upper leg got red warm and a bit itchy but the lower leg didnt. Allergy? Why that happens?

Lower leg exposed?: You may have what is called cholinergic urticaria in the early stage because there have been no hives. This happens during the cooling period after a rise in core body temperature. If your lower legs are not covered by clothing, the temperature may be cooler and thus no itching. Try an antihistamine 2 hours before exercise when the weather is humid. ...Read more

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I was in a cold pool in humid weather, got out walked around for a few hours, had only lite food. Now I feel weak, warm, heart racing, dizzy, sick.

I was in a cold pool in humid weather, got out walked around for a few hours, had only lite food. Now I feel weak, warm, heart racing, dizzy, sick.

Heat exhaustion: It could be you are dehydrated. Try a few minutes of water and a small sugary snack. If it does not get better call 911 or have somebody take you to the emergency room ...Read more

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My 1.5 yr old has a bit of cough. Is it ok to take him out swimming? The weather is hot humid and rainy.

My 1.5 yr old has a bit of cough. Is it ok to take him out swimming? The weather is hot humid and rainy.

Swimming with a cold: Hello. If your son only has a mild cough but no fever, vomiting or other symptoms, it is fine to let him go swimming. Being in the water will not make him more ill and he will probably enjoy it on a hot, humid day. If there are other children present who are sick, however, it is possible for him to catch their illnesses as well. ...Read more

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When the weather is hot and humid, my eye sight worsens. Is this normal?

When the weather is hot and humid, my eye sight worsens. Is this normal?

Not really: Eyesight should not vary by humidity or temperature (unless your glasses fog up!). Generally, if the vision does decrease as you mentioned, you should see an eye doctor; there are certain eye conditions that can be causing your symptoms. Your doctor can diagnose the cause and discuss treatment options to help improve your vision. ...Read more

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I recently started a job that requires me to be more active recently I've noticed my ring finger swells when hot and humid, not in cooler weather?

I recently started a job that requires me to be more active recently I've noticed my ring finger swells when hot and humid, not in cooler weather?

Do you wear a ring?: It could be that the ring is not allowing blood flow or is an irritation. With the hot weather the blood vessels will widen - what we call dilate and thus the vessels can leak and cause swelling. Have your physician evaluate you and hold off wearing the ring if you are wearing one and see if that stops it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital discomfort and what appears to be balanitis. I am in a hot and humid climate and have been wearing non-cotton drawers.?

I am experiencing genital discomfort and what appears to be balanitis. I am in a hot and humid climate and have been wearing non-cotton drawers.?

Get Lotrimin AF OTC: Sounds like Candida (Yeast) Balanitis so antifungal cream like Over the counter Lotrimin twice daily for two weeks and trying to keep your genitals as dry as possible. With Balanitis your Glans Penis becomes inflamed! ...Read more

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Severe oily scalp n diffuse hair fall for 2years. Hair fall whole day n hairfall n irritation increases in hot n humid climate. Is it allergic dermatits?

Severe oily scalp n diffuse hair fall for 2years. Hair fall whole day n hairfall n irritation increases in hot n humid climate. Is it allergic dermatits?

Not allergic: That are many reasons for hair loss and you may need to make sure that there is nothing serious and get your blood and thyroid checked. Oily scalp makes the presence of seborrhea more likely but then hair loss is unexpected. If no iron deficieny anemia or thyroid issue, consult a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Serious Rx: The cause isn't the issue. All acne is manageable if you're willing to take scientific treatment. Get yoruself some topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated; start with 5%. You're a 25 year old man and have a duty to yourself and others to clear something like this up before it 'makes you depressed' and ineffective in the rest of your life. See your physician if this doesn't clear you. ...Read more

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Why is it I like it very cool and most like hot weather?

Why is it I like it very cool and most like hot weather?

Preferences vary: There is no medical answer to your question. People differ greatly in their temperature preferences for reasons we do not understand but there is no blood test that will shed any light on this. ...Read more

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What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

Heat tolerance: BP meds, diuretics
SSRIs
Antidepessants.
Narcotics
eating a low sodium and potassium diet.
Not drinking enough water. ...Read more

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