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Is It Ok To Sleep On Wet Hair
Scalp itch: Wet dries out and may be overdrying so skin gets dehydrated and itches ...Read more
Possibly: How wet? Not a food idea. May get a cold or some respiratory infection, perhaps other. Just doesn't feel like a common sense thing to do. Check with grandma, who has a lot of common sense, presuming she is a good person wh has lived many years -:). ...Read more
Large heat loss: A relatively high percentage of your circulation goes to your scalp. Thus, a scalp that stays wet from wet hair loses a great deal of heat energy. In a hot environment this is not likely to be a problem. In cold air it is similar to be outdoors in the cold for hours with too little clothing. ...Read more
Is it true that sleeping while hair is wet has bad effects ...some even says it could make you crazy?
Wet hair: I would not recommend it. It can cause damage hair, poor hair growth due to risk of bacterial and fungal scalp infections. ...Read more
I recently sweat in my head only when I am sleep. I wake up because my hair is completely wet. What might be the reason?
Night sweats: Night sweats can be a sign for a number of condition need to see physician. ...Read more
Every time I sleep with a fan on (cold air) or sleep with my hair wet I get sick and start coughing. Now I'm coughing up green thick stuff, what is it?
It is time....: To get examined and close your computer. Get checked for infection and or allergies. ...Read more
I sweat a lot & I used to sweat during sleep before, it was a little just my hair got wet, now I sweat a lot and my chest got wet&hair really wet. Help?
Night Sweats: See a doctor to get evaluated. What you are describing could be considered night sweats and should be evalauted by a physician. ...Read more
No: I have not come across a link between wet hair and night sweats in the literature. The temperature in your bed room may be the cause of night sweats. Adjust the thermostat or layers of blankets to see. Otherwise, depending on other symptoms you experience, underlying medical conditions may be needed to be checked out by your physician. ...Read more
No: Cheat pain can be a serious condition. You should talk to your doctor soon. ...Read more
Can you really get sick by going to sleep with your hair wet or walking outside with no coat like grandma says?
Not really.: No evidence to support this. Although I suppose it depends on what you mean by sick and how you perceive health. Cold exposure certainly in itself does not cause any disease. There are many who swim in cold water each day for health. ...Read more
Wet hair: None of the above — it however may give you a chill due to the wet hair and obviously a wet pillow but should in no way cause you to be dizzy or give you a headache. Probably NOT a good think to do since your pillow may absorb some water and depending on the material may cause a mold issue. Good luck ...Read more
Asian parents often tell their children not to sleep with their hair wet. Is there actually any scientific reason for this?
Yes: Looks like a rat's nest in the morning, and hard to comb! ...Read more
The past few months I have started to sweat as soon as I nap or sleep and I wake up with sweaty pj's around my neck, wet hair and sweaty face.?
Not normal: See u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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Whenever I shower and let my hair air dry (or sleep with it wet) my scalp gets very itchy, and it doesn't matter what shampoo. Any ideas?
What are the consequences if you sleep with wet hair? I usually sleep with it in a braid, but my mother says it can cause balding... Is that true?
Every time I sleep with my hair wet, I get these small grouped itchy red bumps on my neck, they start to burn once I put itching cream on it.
Why the ?: It just seems to me that drying your hair before going to bed would solve the problem. Perhaps the residual shampoo or conditioner in the hair when wet is causing the problem but the solution appears to be quite straight forward. ...Read more
Breastmilk might have gone into my newborn's ear while co-sleeping. His right side of face/hair was wet from my breast leaking. What should I do?
No problem...: Just rinse it out with a little warm water, pat ear dry and if you have a hair dryer that has an air dry setting, you can gently on low setting blow dry. Otherwise, just let it air dry after rinsing it out. Breast milk has such good antibodies in it, that it is not likely to cause any problems even if you do nothing. Thanks for breast feeding! Be careful about co-sleeping... ...Read more
Headache and neck pain for 2 months. Worsening. Wakes me at night. Can't sleep and now cold wet sensation in head and thumping ear. What could be?
Hard to say: These complaints warrant a full history and exam. Given no history of trauma you could have a chronic headache or something life threatening like meningitis. As it turns out the best approach would be to be examined by your doctor and if unavailable to the emergency room to rule out these life threatening issues. ...Read more
After hot humid day, muscles skin and head aches. No thirst or hunger, blurred vision. Cold then hot. Restless sleep with heavy breathing.
?virus: These symptoms are consistent with an early viral infection which may localize to the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract in the next day or two. Keep your resistance up with rest, adequate fluid intake and use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve aches and pains or fever which often appears. See your physician if symptoms worsen instead of showing gradual improvement. ...Read more
Americana: It is traditional to braid hair for sleeping to reduce tangles. For that it is better. ...Read more
I have been rocking back and forth to sleep since I was 3. I have also developed a bad habit of skin picking and hair pulling. Are these all related?
They may be: because they can all be compulsive behaviors. Encourage you to talk to your parents about this. They can arrange to have you evaluated by your family physician/ pediatrician. Further specialty evaluation may be needed. Take care. ...Read more
Not much: Other than being uncomfortable, it won't affect your health. Be sure that your pillow doesn't get moldy from the wet hair. ...Read more
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