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Doctor insights on: Living In A Warm Climate

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Is their evidence that living in a warm moist climate can help chronic respiratory infection sufferers?

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Is their evidence that living in a warm moist climate can help chronic respiratory infection sufferers?

A little: I don't think there is any strong data that living in a warm moist climate helps chronic respiratory issues, but it makes sense from a symptom standpoint. In addition, COPD exacerbations occur most frequently from november to february, which are the colder, drier months. If you feel better living there, i'd say go ahead; there isn't a medical recommendation to relocate, however. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Does n't matter: People get pilaris in cold or warm climates. Some times shaving makes it worse. You can try apple cider vinegar, retin a, (tretinoin) local steroids/salicylic acid. ...Read more

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How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

Said who?: Happiness is difficult to measure, but I suspect you are mistaken. People who live in cold climates such as the finns, swedish, russians, nepalese, swiss, and many others might disagree. ...Read more

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Will it help if I move to a warmer climate?

Why: Depends. Are you thinking of moving for a medical condition? ...Read more

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If you live in a warm climate, do you still get colds?

If you live in a warm climate, do you still get colds?

Yes: Upper respiratory infections, or the common cold has nothing to do with the temperature of your image. They are caused by viruses present in all climates. ...Read more

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Would it be beneficial for someone with osteoporosis to move to a country with a warmer climate?

Would it be beneficial for someone with osteoporosis to move to a country with a warmer climate?

No: The climate does not have any affect on osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means poor bone density. It can best be prevented by weight bearing exercise from a young age. ...Read more

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Is seasonal affective disorder something to be concerned about in warmer climates?

Is seasonal affective disorder something to be concerned about in warmer climates?

SAD: Seasonal affective disorder (also called sad) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, seasonal affective disorder causes depression in the spring or early summer. ...Read more

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Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Yes...: We're not sure why the weather effects people with osteoarthritis... But it does. People who live in dry warmer areas usuallly report less discomfortt. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

No: Osteoarthrtis is a disease with degenatives changes in the cartilages. Some people experience pain some don t. When people move to a warmer or even a colder enviroment, a change occurs and people feel better, but when the individual gets acostumed to the new enviroment, symptoms occur again. The signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis will not differ in different climatic regions. ...Read more

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Will moving to a warmer climate permanently make my skin more wrinkled?

Will moving to a warmer climate permanently make my skin more wrinkled?

Sun exposure: Excessive sun exposure will cause worsening of facial wrinkles. Warmth alone will not. ...Read more

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I take flu shots but I catch cold too often even I live at warm climate, what should I do, to not catch cold?

I take flu shots but I catch cold too often even I live at warm climate, what should I do, to not catch cold?

Hand Hygiene: Flu shot will not prevent common colds. Clean your hands with soap and water or with hand sanitizers. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when at work. Adequate sleep, rest and a balanced diet to optimize your immune system. See a doctor to r/o diabetes or other health conditions if the above does not work. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds”, is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain. ...Read more

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When I exercise and when climate change from cold to warm skin rash as I get a rash with balls and I am itching but then you, and whem im nervous?

When I exercise and when climate change from cold to warm skin rash as I get a rash with balls and I am itching but then you, and whem im nervous?

Probable hives: This sounds as if you are havung hives. Common causes of hives are exercise, exposure to cold or heat, stress, and viruses, if they are itchy, you can take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) as needed. ...Read more

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I've been on Xanax (alprazolam) for 13 years! Moving to a nother warmer climate. How can I get it.? I'm not proud of it! But I'm 61 years old and severe anxiety

I've been on Xanax (alprazolam) for 13 years! Moving to a nother warmer climate. How can I get it.? I'm not proud of it! But I'm 61 years old and severe anxiety

See below: Unless you are on are rediculous dose, you'll find a doc. However, even though you had anxiety before, the likelihood is that the chronic use of xanax, (alprazolam) through mechanisms of tolerance and withdrawal, have made the anxiety worse and increased your suffering. A change to a long acting benzo and weaning over 12-24 months is most appropriate. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my legs, it is due to the loss of salt from the body, bcuz of the warm climate here. Can I drink water mixed with table salt?

I feel pain in my legs, it is due to the loss of salt from the body, bcuz of the warm climate here. Can I drink water mixed with table salt?

Wrong diagnosis: It is very unlikely that low sodium has anything to do with leg pains. You should see your doctor for a correct diagnosis before you start treating. The typical american diet has much too much salt and adding table salt to your drinking water is an unhealthy idea. In addition if you are taking Ibuprofen it already makes you retain sodium. ...Read more

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What could cause levido reticularis to appear around knees for days straight in warm climate with unexplained bruising around legs in young adult fm?

What could cause levido reticularis to appear around knees for days straight in warm climate with unexplained bruising around legs in young adult fm?

Many possibilities: Livedo reticularis is a symptom rather than a disease. It can be signs of alternating dilated and constricted blood vessels as a reaction to temperature variations. The added bruising is concerning and may indicate your livedo is being caused by inflammation (vasculitis) or occlusion (thrombus) of your vessels. In either case you need to see a dermatologist and/or rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Yes, but...: Humidifier does provide extra moisture to upper airway, i.e., nose and throat. However, high humidity over 60% provides a favorable environment for the molds to grow and may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. The newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and heated socks) from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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How to take care of skin and hair in cold climate and living in area where water has high amount of chlorine?

How to take care of skin and hair in cold climate and living in area where water has high amount of chlorine?

Harsh: Chlorine is very hard on the hair and the skin. Try to use conditioner for the hair and good bit d cream or the like for your skin this will help ...Read more