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My brother has real bugs living in his skin where and what do I do to help and he is not on drugs and yes he takes a bath?

My brother has real bugs living in his skin where and what do I do to help and he is not on drugs and yes he takes a bath?

Scabies?: His primary care doctor can treat scabies. After treatment, the scabies lesions will still itch for a few weeks. So, people generally do two treatments and just presume the scabies are all dead. After that, if one is not scratching so hard that he is creating his own new skin lesions, then any spontaneous new lesions would be suspicious for new live scabies mites. ...Read more

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Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Sometimes sitz baths: Help which are not iced, but rather room temperature to help reduce swelling. There are medication for hemorrhoids to reduce swelling and pain that's safer than taking NSAIDS, that could cause some bruising, or oozing if bleeding is a problem. Talk to your PCP so s/he's aware of the problem, and it's documented. ...Read more

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Took bath salts drug years ago, lost all pleasure in life. Got better. Brought it back by abusing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Now left lifeless. Dopamine?

Took bath salts drug years ago, lost all pleasure in life. Got better. Brought it back by abusing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Now left lifeless. Dopamine?

Bath salts: Can cause your brain to stop producing its own neurotransmitters. I would continue to work with a doctor to address the depressive symptoms present. ...Read more

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Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Maybe.: Epsom salt baths can help lots of problems - muscle aches and pains and some wounds. I'm assuming you're speaking of your vaginal ph balance? If so, ingesting healthy bacterial flora such as acidophilus and bifidophilus, and active yogurt cultures would be most helpful to replenish your normal vaginal ph. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is bathsalt really for baths? I read that people are using bathsalt for drug habits? Is it happening a lot?

Is bathsalt really for baths? I read that people are using bathsalt for drug habits? Is it happening a lot?

These salts can kill: These bath salts are not for bathing. Bath salts abuse is on the rise. It's call bath salts and labeled "not for human consumption" to avoid being illegal. It's a stimulant that can cause agitation, high blood pressure, hallucination, psychosis, and suicidality. There has been report of deaths and suicides because of it's use. ...Read more

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Could whirlpool baths be really necessary to overcome drug addiction?

Could whirlpool baths be really necessary to overcome drug addiction?

May help: The answer to questions such as "are whirlpool baths really necessary to overcome drug addiction" is: no, it is no necessary. But it may be used as one part of the many means to reach the desired end. Thus can be especially effective in the patient's trying to overcome opiate withdrawals. ...Read more

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When does someone need a bath chair?

When does someone need a bath chair?

Bath chairs: Bath chairs may be needed by people who are elderly or disabled. It may help them to prevent slipping or falling as they are entering or exiting the shower. They are important for safety. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to bath with dawn?

Could it be healthy to bath with dawn?

Bathing: Bathing at dawn can wake you up to a new day. Bathing in the evening can relax you to sleep. Whenever we bathe we are washing away dead skin cells which is invigorating. The time of bathing is not otherwise significant. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or too hot. Avoid getting water in mouth or nose, as this may frighten your child. Avoid getting soap in the eyes as this is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is it bad to shower right after you ice bath?

Is it bad to shower right after you ice bath?

Ice: Sudden changes in body temperature can cause symptoms related to blood pressure heart rate and energy, it is not a problem for most young healthy people. ...Read more

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Is it recommend to take bath just after done eating?

Is it recommend to take bath just after done eating?

Bathing and Swimming: There is an old myth that you cannot swim after eating. This myth is false. It has been debunked numerous ways and numerous times. So, it is both safe and fine to swim or bathe after eating if that is what you want to do. ...Read more

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Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Vasodilate: Hot showers can lower your blood pressure by opening up (vasodilating) your blood vessels. This should be a brief episode. If it persists see your docotr. ...Read more

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How many times should a two week old be bathed in a week?

How many times should a two week old be bathed in a week?

Interesting question: At 2 wks, a kid does not make bo or run thru mud. S/he can often be cleaned with localized sponging. If you avoid lotions (they attract dust and sour), a bath 2-3x/wk in tepid water is more than adequate for most infants. More frequent bathing may remove normal body oils and increase flaking and dryness. ...Read more

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Is it okay to let a healthy child take a mud bath at a spa?

Is it okay to let a healthy child take a mud bath at a spa?

Dream come true: Any kid would love a mud bath!
mind the temperature and there are always showers close by. ...Read more

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How can I use neem leaves to take bath? What's the process?

Cultural tradition?: If you wish to do this as a traditional ritual, consult your religious advisor. Do not expect any real medical benefit. Consumed in large quantities it is toxic to brain and eyes. Find a way to quit smoking. Consider going to hypnosis about 20 times. ...Read more

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What steps should I follow when giving my baby a sponge bath?

What steps should I follow when giving my baby a sponge bath?

Steps vary: Sponge bathing is typically recommended for babies until the umbilical cord falls off or until the infant boy's circumcision area has healed well. The first step includes preparing the area to avoid leaving baby alone to gather more items. After that gently wash baby's head and face and work down to the lower part of the body. Remember to clean between genital folds. Enjoy the time together! ...Read more

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I itch after bath. What could be the cause and how can I stop it.

Water: The water is probably too warm. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Hey, DR, when taking a bath, is it best to avoid washing down there?

Hey, DR, when taking a bath, is it best to avoid washing down there?

Bathing: CBriggs ~ DEFINITELY NOT! Cleaniless is close to godliness so WASH EVERYWHERE with SOAP AND WATER! Thanks ...Read more

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Does the ice bath method really help atheletes heal their injuries faster??

Does the ice bath method really help atheletes heal their injuries faster??

Controversial: There is still some controversy on this point. Some experts and some studies say yes. Others say no. My take on it is that everyone is different. If ice baths seem to help you recover more quickly, then use them. If not, do not use them. Hope this helps! ...Read more