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Is Sitting In A Steam Room Good For You
Steam rooms: Ancient cultures have always used steam rooms to help relax and detox from the stresses. I think it can help people to relax and feel better but make sure you are well hydrated when doing that since you do lose alot of water. ...Read more
Comfortably cool: Slightly cooler is better than warmer, as long as you are comfortable and are not shivering from the coolness. ...Read more
See below: This is a personal choice. There would certainly be no harm. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a humidifier and a heater for my child with bronchiolitis? Reason for heater is because her room gets cold. Which is better for her?
Air purifier: Hepa filter is the issue, eg holme's brand. ...Read more
Is it better for a new resident of a nursing home to have a private room or a roommate to help acclimate?
Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...Read more
Is that harmful to sit in a chair for a long time? So how often should I leave my chair and take for a walk?
Sedentary lifestyle.: We know that the sedentary lifestyle,Mohicans many people lead for work, is not healthy. It would be wise to get up hourly to pace around a bit and stretch your legs. Even better, do a formal exercise walk in the morning or evening to combat the general ills of the sedentary lifestyle. Some people even put those little bicycle pedals under their desks to pedal while sitting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be beneficial to lay down in a bathtub filled with ice cubes for 10 minutes for a fever?
Luke warm H2O is ok: Ice cubes cause vasoconstriction--constriction of blood vessles, will not serve the purpose of loosing the heat hence not advisable. Lukewarm-just minimally warm to touch is good. Tepid sponging -clean wash towels soaked in cold water and applied over body surfaces is sufficient for fevers upto 103. But above that temp.Bath tub filled up with lukewarm water and getting into it will help to reduce. ...Read more
What would be good to have in the medicine cabinet/first aid kit for a infant? I would like to make one up for a baby shower gift
I have a small apartment, kitchen which is also bedroom, my baby is coming up in few weeks how safe is to place a bed for a newborn in a kitchen?
Crib: Keep the baby in a crib away from the stove and baby proof the stove and lock all the cabinets and put away the knifes. In short make sure the baby cannot reach anything that could hurt her/him. Keep the temperature optimal and safe. ...Read more
It can help: The heat from the jacuzzi or a hot tub can help you feel OK and feel less pain.There are many types of arthritis. You need to see your physician and get evaluated for the type of arthritis you have - you may need to see a rheumatologist. A clear diagnosis can even help a lot better as you can have directed therapy ...Read more
Is it safe for a pregnant woman to go out in hot weather? When is the temperature considered too hot or too cold? Thank you! :)
Safe: The outside temperature is not going to affect a fetus located inside a woman's uterus. The woman's body temperature will work to keep the internal environment a stable temperature. Think of the millions of women who are pregnant and very very hot or very cold areas of the world. They do just fine. ...Read more
Is there a danger of inhaling too much when using a bleach solution to clean if I then go outside and get fresh air?
Sure: The fumes of bleach can be dangerous if inhaled too greatly. Assure you have adequate ventilation when working with bleach and if you are going to work with it for prolonged times, you should wear an approved mask for such. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a babies/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
Steam can help: In general when it comes to the nose and sinuses steam has been shown to be helpful. I'm not sure if a "steam room" is the same as "steam" used in studies of nasal function. The heat inside the room might have adverse effects on you especially if you have a fever or other systemic problems. ...Read more
Depends!: Treatment of boils, abscesses, vary depending on size, location and length of infection. Warm compresses, antibiotics are mainstay early, lancing or opening for drainage may also be indicated. If a young child has had multiple boils, a work up including lab tests may also be indicated. Good luck to you and your child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain if it is possible to get a mild form of decompression sickness from laying in a bath tub full of water for too long?
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