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Living In A Warm Climate
Desert areas?: Desert climates usually indcate the presence of a chronic high pressure system over the area, with now low pressure front coming in, which bring rainm precedede by a drop in barometric pressure. It is this that makes patients with arthritis ache! so, given to area, the desert southwest or seattle, where would arthritis patients ache more! seattle! ...Read more
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
Comfortably cool: Slightly cooler is better than warmer, as long as you are comfortable and are not shivering from the coolness. ...Read more
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
Hot and very humid Florida has all my friends working out indoors most of the year. Can a person get heat stroke outdoors in this tropical hot place?
Yes. Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The very humid and hot Florida weather through the year makes people drench in their sweat. Can people get heat stroke in it?
Hot vs cold: Not certain they do. I would google this. Need more to keep warm. ...Read more
Is it normal to find it harder to breath in hot conditions, such as being in a warm car, hot showers and lying in bed during hot weather?
The very hot and humid weather most of the year in Florida has me working out indoors, only. I hardly see people outdoors in AM or PM. Environment?
In general, is heat stroke more common in hot and humid florida than in the northeast? How to care for this dangerous condition?
More common in heat: Yes, heat stroke is more common in hotter areas. As for treatment, if you have heat stroke you need to be in the hospital as it can be life threatening. There are measures you can take to prevent heat stroke such as exercises early in the morning when it is cooler and making sure that you are drinking plenty of water when exercising or working outside. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not long: Depends upon how hot it gets, possibly a couple of days. ...Read more
Yes and no: Moisture in necessary to reduce the tenacity of mucus in the lungs. This is often the reason a nebulizer without medication is used to make the mucus more "watery". A dry climate may offer other benefits by way of reducing exacerbations caused by environmental particles, etc. Of course indivdual responses will vary. ...Read more
Why do I have a hard time breathing hot air under a blanket, in a car with the heater on, or when chest is submerged in hot water (jacuzzi or bath)?
Sometimes humidity: Generally this may have to do with the water tension in the air. So hot dry air or hot moist air can be more difficult to breath in for some people. Typically patients with breathing problems (asthma, emphysema) do better with warm moist air (but not hot). Try saline nasal spray before entering the hot or dry environments. ...Read more
Not "dangerous": But definitely unhealthy for long term.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several ways!: You can always by a good water filter. Boiling water will kill germs, but not remove contaminants. Your county agent can always test water sources, such as wells. Bottled distilled water by the gallon is also an alternative! ...Read more
When is it safe to take a newborn outside in a stroller on a walk? We live in santa monica where the climate is mild.
Anytime: When the weather is pleasant, even a baby 2 weeks old can go on a stroll. Just avoid direct sunlight, newborns burn very quickly in direct sunlight. Most people use a blanket over the baby carriage. They also can tire out quickly so i wouldn't be too ambitious at first and don't go on a long walk. Short outings work best. ...Read more
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