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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
In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?
Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes on average: Bacteria are programmed to grow at rates related to environment including food source availability, competing organisms and temperature. On average if the temperature is raised a little, the bacteria can grow faster. It too much of a rise, that may inhibit the growth. Bacteria inside the body grow adjusted to a fairly uniform temperature, but outside temperature will have little effect there. ...Read more
One egg per follicle: Each follicle should contain one egg. In most natural cycles, you produce one mature follicle per cycle. Fertility drugs like Clomid (clomiphene) can cause more than one mature follicle. In an in vitro fertilization (ivf) cycle we take eggs out of follicles under ultrasound guidance, and some follicles don't appear to contain an egg - the egg may have degenerated, or may fail to detach from the follicle wall. ...Read more
69 yo woman 8 months post lumpectomy, chemo, radiation. Affected breast markedly swollen, hot, tender, reddened. Opinion?
What would cause hot flash like symptoms , body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?
Menopausal hot flash: Menopausal hot flashes cause the body to keep extremely warm with a facial redness rising from the neck. It lasts about 3 minutes before settling down. Removing clothes layers, sipping cold water and paced-breathing are all useful management options. There are several medications that can be used as well if they become intolerable. ...Read more
No: The scrotum is designed to be a cool safe haven for sperm. Hot tubs, hot pants are associated with poor sperm quality; it is unlikely/improbable that men are more fertile in hot weather. That is not to say that they are infertile in hot weather or more fertile in cold weather. The sperm prefer cooler temperatures, since they are the source of male fertility, they need to be happy-cooler is better. ...Read more
48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?
Not necessarily: First, the definition of menopause is cessation of periods for one year straight without other causes. A single estrogen level doesn't mean anything. Especially in the last 5-7 years before menopause, your estrogen level will fluctuate from day to day and may be in the menopausal range one day and normal premenopausal the next. I don't waste the patients time doing levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oily skin, prone to blackheads molescum contageous as well. When is it best to start retin-a treatment? It's getting warmer now. Hot or cold months?
Sunscreen Important: It is not so much the season that is important. Be sure and protect your skin with sunscreen as it will be more prone to burn. The retin a (tretinoin) will unfortunately not resolve the molluscum contagiosum warts, however. Those will eventually resolve on their own. May take 18 months. ...Read more
Drink it anyway you: Want it, just drink it. Hot water may make you vomit. ...Read more
Can growing super hot peppers indoors trigger a seziure through capsaicin production in photosynthesis?
38yr MALE, having hot flashes every 1-2hrs past 2wks. Skin very hot & pouring sweat. No changes in rx, diet, etc. Explain?
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism could be a cause, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by rapid heart rate. Need appropriate labs--TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 (free and total). Another cause may be pheochromocytoma. Again, diagnosis is by appropriate lab tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Spices are at best a weakly-linked but likely promoter for some tumors of the esophagus in some studies. Ryan, you can't to through life believing every junk-science or fabricated claim that "this/that causes cancer." Eat your cheetos, stay trim, get out and exercise, keep off tobacco, use alcohol wisely if at all, and comply with your physician's guidance about your individual needs. ...Read more