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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?

Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?

Never seen that: There is no safe way to administer a tanning bed. It ages skin and increases risk for skin cancer. Uv rays penetrate just as well through water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

No harm: As the described scenarios should place you at any health risk. It likely will compromise the effectiveness of a condom, as it can "wash away" any spermicide and promote a condom "slipping off". ...Read more

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Angiogram precautions: can I still go in a hot tub?

Angiogram precautions: can I still go in a hot  tub?

Not a good idea: If you have coronary disease hot tubs can cause blood vessels to dialate and lower BP and may work against you precipitate angina and and heart attack. ...Read more

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We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

I'd never suggest it: While i applaud you efforts to share things that help you relax, i would never recommend a hot tub for an infant.If a kid is old enough to converse with you they can tell u they are dizzy or having other early sighs of over heating. Though they might seem to enjoy the activity, they don't understand or appreciate it the way you do but their greater surface area/ body mass makes them more at risk. ...Read more

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I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

Agree: This can be bothersome, but the majority of cases will resolve on their own without specific treatment. Of course, avoid the contaminated water source. Warm compresses can be helpful in speeding the resolution. ...Read more

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Can I go on a beach holiday 2 days after an epidural? Can I be in the sun, swim, go in a hot tub, will I be ok?

Can I go on a beach holiday 2 days after an epidural? Can I be in the sun, swim, go in a hot tub, will I be ok?

Talk to doctor: If you feel healthy enough for these activities you should be okay. The drug used for epidural will be out of your system in 2 days. Why you need an epidural is more important than the epidural itself. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mobitz type 2 block, can I still go into the hot tub?

What to do if I have mobitz type 2 block, can I still go into the hot tub?

See below: After your pacemaker has been inserted, it will be safe for you to go into the hot tub. ...Read more

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My 3yo goes back n forth from the pool to the hot tub. I don't let him stay in hot tub for more than a couple minutes at a time. Is this o.K?

My 3yo goes back n forth from the pool to the hot tub. I don't let him stay in hot tub for more than a couple minutes at a time. Is this o.K?

Under supervision: I would be more concerned about an accident than the water temperature. Make sure that the child is supervised at all times. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go in a hot tub in the 2nd trimester?

Is it ok to go in a hot tub in the 2nd trimester?

Not recommended: Unless the temp of the tub is the same as your body temp or slightly lower but you should ask your ob. ...Read more

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Have a URI can I go in my hot tub?

Have a URI can I go in my hot tub?

Yes: But I wouldn't be in close quarters with others because viruses can spread. ...Read more

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Does hot tub cause uti?

Does hot tub cause uti?

No: Healthy women who have sexual intercourse frequently get uti's. Certain factors, like using spermicides or diaphragms for contraception, or not drinking very much fluid (dehydration) can increase your risk. Hot tubs or any tub baths can cause more vaginitis (yeast). ...Read more

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Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Uncleaned hot tub.: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. The bacteria causing the infection is called pseudomonas aeruginosa, and is associated with skin contacting bacteria-contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpools. The infection is treated with antibiotics. The cdc has an excellent facts website all on the subject of hot tub rash. ...Read more

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Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more