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Is cold shower good?

It can be: In lap land - it is a common practice to repeatedly move from a sauna into a cold dip in a river. This process can be used as part of a detoxification program. Changing back and forth from a cold to hot shower is a similar detoxification protocol. ...Read more

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Is showering in cold water good for you?

Is showering in cold water good for you?

Neither good nor bad: Cold showers can be invigorating and should cause no harm for healthy individuals. Persons with raynaud's syndrome can't tolerate cold on extremities, thus they may want to avoid cold showers. ...Read more

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Is a cold shower a healthier thing than a hot shower?

Is a cold shower a healthier thing than a hot shower?

Extremes : of temperature may not be healthy (cold or hot). However, if you ever live in a place like Finland you may people go into a hot sauna and then jump into a freezing river. Hot to cold repeatedly can be used as a form of hydrotherapy. I am not sure that one can say if hot or cold is better. But marked extremes are not always well tolerated by the body. ...Read more

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Is a shower good for chills?

Is a shower good for chills?

Might help: Chilling is one mechanism the body uses to raise the core temperature an occurs prior to the temperature going up. Also occurs in response to the differential between your and the environment's temperatures. If you take a hot shower you diminish the differential and may help alleviate the chilling. ...Read more

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Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Probably bad. : The vaseline only keeps the area moist which would delay healing and it doesn't kill the virus. Abreva is what would work better for cold sore when you first feel the tingle in the lip area. It keeps the area dry to heal faster. Valtrex (valacyclovir) used at initial onset is good systemically, but best combo with abreva. You can also use laser treatment at initial tingling onset also with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is cold shower healthy and it it good for blood circulation?

Is cold shower healthy and it it good for blood circulation?

Myth: Take a shower which is comfortable for you. The purpose of a shower is to clean your body. Your blood circulation will benefit from exercise, normal weight and drinking lots of water. ...Read more

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Is it warm or cold water better for washing face?

Is it warm or cold  water better for washing face?

Not critical: Better is a relative term, so I am not sure how to answer it. Warm can open pores and cold can close them, so maybe start warm, finish with cool. Be cautious with too hot or too cold as extreme temperatures can cause damage to skin. As i assume you are addressing acne, use mild soaps and clean gently. Often over the counter benzoyl peroxide can be a good addition to skin care. Caution with make-up. ...Read more

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Is it true that hot water good for acne, like hot showers?

Is it true that hot water good for acne, like hot showers?

Hot Showers & Acne: The best is warm water, hot water does irritate your skin - it over dries it and may damage capillaries in your skin which make for reddish and overly sensitive skin - which in turn breaks out more easily. ...Read more

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Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. ...Read more

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Does taking a hot shower or a cold shower treat a fever?

Does taking a hot shower or a cold shower treat a fever?

Not really: It may make you feel better, but the fever is the body's inflammatory response to infection or other inflammation, and may actually be helpful. You treat the infection, and the fever will vanish. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What environment is better for a head cold?

What environment is better for a head cold?

If you are congested: Warm, moisture (with a humifier) can be helpful. ...Read more

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Which is better? Taking a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

Which is better? Taking  a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

It Depends: It depends on why you are taking a shower. To clean the skin, soap and water, regardless of temperature. If your muscles are sore and tight, you're getting ready for activities, or your joints/back aches in the morning, then a hot shower may help relax and relieve the pain and tension. If you are sore after a workout, feeling hot, or you're feeling itchy, then a cool shower may feel better. ...Read more

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Is a warm shower bad for severly dry flakey skin? Is a cooler shower better? How often should one clense when dry skin is extream?

Is a warm shower bad for severly dry flakey skin? Is a cooler shower better? How often should one clense when dry skin is extream?

Cool, shorter shower: Short , cooler shower, less abrasive soap and scrubbing. Use moisturizer right after showering etc... If these fail, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more