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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Go Into A Hot Tub If You Have Sciatica

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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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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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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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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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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Can I get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Can I get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Unlikely, possible: Can get urethritis & bladder infection from chlorine in a hot tub. There is always the mild risk of a bladder infection ascending to the kidney. Hence yes. ...Read more

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Can a hot tub affect you if you have herpes?

Herpes: Since herpes is a transmittable infection by contact, you should avoid hot tubs if there is an active outbreak. ...Read more

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Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

No: Regular bath is ok but a hot tub may even be a source of skin infections if not properly cleaned. ...Read more

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Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Depends?: It is if the water is too hot! Otherwise, if it is comfortable for you and pleasurable to you and you do not do this for an extended period of time, there is probably no harm to you from this. You may have some drying and chaffing and could have some other irritation. You may need to apply some moisturizer to the area afterward. Make sure the water and the tub are hygienic! Stop if concern. ...Read more

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