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Is It Better To Rinse Your Eyes With Warm Or Cold Water
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If we drink honey with warm water does the warm water kill all the nutrients in the honey or it is best to drink it with cold water?
Is it better to do Neti Pot with warm water or room temperature? Any advantage to warm water? Using distilled water post-septoplasty.
Warm.: All shampoos can leave residue on the hair or scalp. The are more solubilized in warm water than cold, so less residue is left. ...Read more
Warm temperatures: Bacteria, in general, grows in a wide range of temperatures. Mesophilic bacteria grow best in lukewarm to cool warm temperatures, or 77 to 113 degrees f. Thermophilic bacteria grow best in warm to hot temperatures, or 122 to 158 degrees f. Hyperthermophilic bacteria will grow in very hot temperatures, or 158 to 230 degrees f. ...Read more
After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?
Cold water: After a sauna session, you want to cleanse your skin of any chemical in the water. This is best done with water. The exact temperature of the water is not important. To keep moisture in your skin, it it best to use a good lotion after going in a sauna. ...Read more
How should you cool down a burn? With a cold soda can? Or slowly cool it down starting with a warm cloth
A thermal burn: Can be cooled with a warm rag first then moving to cooler. This is the more natural method that is best for the skin. Warm brings circulation to the area with its antibodies and immune responders. Cold decreases circulation. A chemical burn needs to be washed off immediately to remove the chemical and stop the burning process. With thermal burns most people will instinctively grab something cold.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No difference: Whatever is most comfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it OK to gargle with Dettol (or dilute it with cold water) to treat a sore throat? Is diluting necessary? Thanks
When I use a waterpik daily should the water be cold for vasoconstriction or warm so the water moves quickly beneath the gums to reach deeper?
I have a sore throat. Is it good to gargle with a mouthwash like listerine advanced , or warm salty water is better ?
It is very good: There are many ways to treat sore throat pain. You can use cough drops, throat lozenges, salt water, but the best home remedy for sore throat pain relief is a combo Listerine, (or your favorite mouthwash) and hydrogen peroxide.Of course consult your physician before using any remedy and stay well hydrated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have a healing dry socket no pain is it ok to rinse with warm sea salt water? I also use the prescribed mouthwash. Is that enough? What's best?
Is it okay to use raw honey and water eye drops to lighten my eyes !? And fies it work or should I try something else (natural) ?!
I've been diagnosed with pneumonia it's better to use a hot water vaporizer or cold water vaporizer to keep my moist?
Any if no burn risk: The humidity is effective either way. If there are children who may get burned by hot water use cold water! Often the hot water vaporizers are better designed for adding menthol (ie Vick's Vaporub). Some find this to be soothing and some find it helps their breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you touch a cold sore with a finger, does washing your hands with soap and warm water kill the virus instantly?
It washes it: Off of the surface of your hands and down the drain. ...Read more
How many times a day should you, wash your face? And should you wash your face with cold, warm, or hot water?
Depends: Do you have oily or dry skin. There is no right answer to this question, but what feels right to you. Oily skin can be washed more often and even can use hot water. Dry skin needs to be washed less often and use milder soaps, warm water. In winter wash less often than in summer or hot weather. I think warm water is usually better unless you have really oily skin. ...Read more
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