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Is The Steam Room Good For A Cold
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
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?
Comfortably cool: Slightly cooler is better than warmer, as long as you are comfortable and are not shivering from the coolness. ...Read more
No difference: Whatever is most comfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Might help: Chilling is one mechanism the body uses to raise the core temperature an occurs prior to the temperature going up. Also occurs in response to the differential between your and the environment's temperatures. If you take a hot shower you diminish the differential and may help alleviate the chilling. ...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
Size of water: A simple humidifier (h)is composed of a water tank, a fabric or metal wick and a fan that draws room air through the wick to add water (humidity) to the air. The particle size is tiny & not visible. A vaporizer(v) is composed of a water source & a vibrating tuning fork device that creates visible vapor.While a v can also humidify a room, a h cannot produce visible vapor. ...Read more
Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. ...Read more
Either: Humidity is moisture in the air. It doesn't matter how it gets there. The main differences in the cool mist vs steam is the noise and the cost. Be sure to claen either machine at least weekly, to prevent mold build up. ...Read more
Depends: Sometimes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safety: The hot misters I have delt with over the years have a heating elementand produce scalding water as well as steam.Most misters today use tuning fork technology and produce mist particles without the heat, or risk. By the time it gets to the kid it will cool off anyway, so i avoid the risk of hot steamers and recommend the cool mist. ...Read more
It Depends: It depends on why you are taking a shower. To clean the skin, soap and water, regardless of temperature. If your muscles are sore and tight, you're getting ready for activities, or your joints/back aches in the morning, then a hot shower may help relax and relieve the pain and tension. If you are sore after a workout, feeling hot, or you're feeling itchy, then a cool shower may feel better. ...Read more
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