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Will humidity changes affect acne?

Will humidity changes affect acne?

Sometimes: It is possible. Any condition that can promote the obstruction of skin pores can certainly lead to. The development of acne lesions. ...Read more

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Would weather/climate/humidity changes affect acne?

Would weather/climate/humidity changes affect acne?

Not much: You need to recognize that all acne is manageable with today's scientific rx. If you can't keep it under control with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can cold weather or seasonal changes in weather affect blood pressure?

Can cold weather or seasonal changes in weather affect blood pressure?

Blood pressure generally is higher in the winter and lower in the summer: That's because low temperatures cause your blood vessels to narrow — which increases blood pressure because more pressure is needed to force blood through your narrowed veins and arteries. In addition to cold weather, blood pressure may also be affected by a sudden change in weather patterns, such as a weather front or a storm. Your body — and blood vessels — may react to abrupt changes in humidity, atmospheric pressure, cloud cover or wind in much the same way it reacts to cold. These weather-related variations in blood pressure are more common in people age 65 and older. Other seasonal causes of higher blood pressure include weight gain and decreased physical activity in winter. If you have high blood pressure already, continue to monitor your blood pressure readings as the seasons change and talk to your doctor. Your doctor may recommend changing the dose of your blood pressure medication or switching to another medication. Don't make any changes to your medications without talking to your doctor. If you have questions about how weather may affect your blood pressure, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can weather changes trigger migraines?

Can weather changes trigger migraines?

Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather: Weather-related triggers include: Bright sunlight, Extreme heat or cold, Sun glare, High humidity, Dry air, Windy or stormy weather, Barometric pressure changes. For some people, weather changes may cause imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin, which can prompt a migraine. Weather-related triggers also may worsen a headache caused by other triggers. If you feel your migraines are triggered by weather, you may be understandably frustrated. After all, you can't change the weather. However, you can learn which weather changes start a migraine and take steps to lessen their effects by: Keeping a headache diary, listing each migraine, when it happened, how long it lasted and what could have caused it. This can help you determine if you have specific weather triggers. , Monitoring weather changes and avoiding triggers if at all possible. For example, stay indoors during very cold or windy weather if these factors appear to trigger your migraines. , Taking your migraine medication at the first sign of a migraine. , Making healthy lifestyle choices — eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, drink enough water, get enough sleep and keep your stress under control. These factors can help reduce the number and severity of your migraines. ...Read more

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Do changes in weather affect unstable angina?

Do changes in weather affect unstable angina?

In my experience: Cold wind does cause angina in some patients. ...Read more

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Does cold winter season weather increase blood pressure?

Does cold winter season weather increase blood pressure?

Yes and no: When you're cold, it's normal for BP to rise but not just because it's winter. If you dress comfortably, your BP will remain in it's usual range (which is, hopefully, well controlled). ...Read more

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Can rainy weather cause migraines?

Can rainy weather cause migraines?

Ca be a trigger..: Environmental factors such as atmospheric change can trigger a migraine attack in those susceptable. Perfumes, smoke, excessive heat/cold, hunger, dehydration, certain food types, sleep deprevation etc...Are common triggers as well. Keep your routines really routine to minimize attacks. Keep a headache log. Otc such as excedrine-migraine may help. If not, consult doc for eval..Good luck. ...Read more

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Can weather change menstrual cycle?

Can weather change menstrual cycle?

Women's bodies: Just about anything can play a role in altering the time frame and character of our menses. Most strange ones are rare and unpredictable and weather change would be one of those. But it could happen especially if you have a big emotional thing about the season. It is more likely to be something else, do a test. See a doctor or wait - if it is just a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes or it rains! help?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes or it rains! help?

Allergy: You may have some kind of allergy. You may want to take allergy medication or decongestin. It may be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can altitude affect basal body temperature?

Not in: any systematic way. Humans are homeothermic, so we maintain our body temperatures regardless of outside conditions. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling: Runny, stuffy, congested nose with pressure behind the eyes, and sometimes post nasal discharge are suggestive of chronic rhinitis. Appropriate evaluation by ear nose and throat specialist and or allergist will be helpful. Medicines to help symptoms and possible immunotherapy (allergy injections) , if indicated, will be helpful. Humidity changes can affect the symptoms. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Not at all !: Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can affect the way your sinus drain. Also some molds and other allergens may be more active with weather changes. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle changes in the 50s due to the change?

Menstrual cycle changes in the 50s due to the change?

Many andvaried: Priorto the cessation of menses (menopause), the perimenopausal time is one where menstrual cycles can vary in all parameters including shorter, longer, irregular, absent, etc. Effective treatments exist but it is always important to rule out other more serious causes of abnormal uterine bleeding. ...Read more

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Can weather change effect your asthma and allergies?

Can weather change effect your asthma and allergies?

Absolutely: Changes in weather can alter pollen, mold and other things that may trigger asthma attacks. Cold weather as well can trigger asthma as can hot humid weather when pollution may be high. You may want to check some online pollen count websites for your area to see certain levels. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can headaches be caused by a change in the barometric pressure i get headaches when the weather changes, hot to cold, cold to hot, storms, etc.

Can headaches be caused by a change in the barometric pressure i get headaches when the weather changes, hot to cold, cold to hot, storms, etc.

People : People with arthritic changes in the cervical spine often say they have headaches with pressure changes. These headaches tend to be more of a muscle tension type of headache. ...Read more

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Can hot weather affect your blood pressure?

Can hot weather affect your blood pressure?

May decrease it: Hot weather can open up the blood vessels and decrease BP temporarily. But long term BP is what matters so best to monitor at different times, both when you are hot and cold. ...Read more

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Can sudden weather change from warm to cold outside cause runny nose/congestion in children?

Can sudden weather change from warm to cold outside cause runny nose/congestion in children?

Yes. : Yes it can. During this cold season it is possible that the symptoms are related to allergies (called allergic rhinitis) or something called non allergic rhinitis. Both conditions have overlapping symptoms with runny nose and swollen nasal passages that lead to nasal congestion and sometimes sneezing. The important thing is to see a doctor to make the diagnosis and begin the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Will humidity changes affect acne?

Sometimes: It is possible. Any condition that can promote the obstruction of skin pores can certainly lead to. The development of acne lesions. ...Read more

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Would weather/climate/humidity changes affect acne?

Not much: You need to recognize that all acne is manageable with today's scientific rx. If you can't keep it under control with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling: Runny, stuffy, congested nose with pressure behind the eyes, and sometimes post nasal discharge are suggestive of chronic rhinitis. Appropriate evaluation by ear nose and throat specialist and or allergist will be helpful. Medicines to help symptoms and possible immunotherapy (allergy injections) , if indicated, will be helpful. Humidity changes can affect the symptoms. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Not at all !: Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can affect the way your sinus drain. Also some molds and other allergens may be more active with weather changes. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes or it rains! help?

Allergy: You may have some kind of allergy. You may want to take allergy medication or decongestin. It may be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in my head whenever there is a humidity change. Can someone help?

Pain in my head whenever there is a humidity change. Can someone help?

Pain meds: There are multiple casual factors that may precipitate the headaches. Low or high barometric pressure could induce the headaches. First i would get a brain MRI and a cat scan sinus survey to rule out sinusitis. If all negative, i would prescribe narcotics, nonsteroidals anti-inflammatory agents, fioricet, and topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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It preeclampsia more common when there is a sudden humidity change?

It preeclampsia more common when there is a sudden humidity change?

No.: Preeclampsia is a common maternal disease of the third trimester of the pregnancy and results from poor placental invasion of the maternal vessels in the first trimester of pregnancy that later leads to placental failure. Atmospheric conditions have nothing to do with that. ...Read more

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Can an abrupt change in weather patterns and humidity be a factor in a meniere's disease attack? I have meniere's and have experienced a prolonged attack (over 36 hrs) the longest I have endured to date. I was just wondering if the changes in humidity an

Can an abrupt change in weather patterns and humidity be a factor in a meniere's disease attack? I have meniere's and have experienced a prolonged attack (over 36 hrs) the longest I have endured to date.  I was just wondering if the changes in humidity an

Well, : Well, yes a change in barometric pressure , or any stress, could probably bring on a meniere's attack. It would be highly unusual for a meniere's attack to last 36 hours. As a matter of fact, by definition, meneire's attacks last less than 24 hours. Do you have fullness in one ear and hearing loss that has gone up and down with attacks? If not, you more likely have migraine associated dizziness, which is frequently confused with meniere's disease, and much, much more likely to last 36 hours, and happen as a result of a change in the weather. Discuss your symptoms with your ent. ...Read more

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Any change in temperature or humidity makes my ears 'pop open' after a couple of hours. A 'misty' mucous forms in my nasal passages. Any treatment?

Any change in temperature or humidity makes my ears 'pop open' after a couple of hours. A 'misty' mucous forms in my nasal passages. Any treatment?

A decongestive: oral medication can help (anti-histamine /decongestive eg Xyrtec D) as well as a NASAL spray like AFRIN! Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to humidity?

No: Humidity is a measure of the moisture content in the air. One cannot be allergic to humidity. ...Read more

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How does humidity affect breathing?

How does humidity affect breathing?

Humidity: Humidity in the air makes it comfortable for us to breathe. Dry air is irritant to the lining of airways and lungs. In some people dry air can trigger asthma. ...Read more

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What is a safe humidity level for my baby's room?

What is a safe humidity level for my baby's room?

See below: A humidity range between 40-60% is healthy for the body, mainly because bacteria have a hard time growing in this range. The epa’s recommendation of 30-50% is mainly for preventing mold growth in the house. Geographically, most infants acclimate well to any environment. Don't worry! ...Read more