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Is vapor bath safe for pregnant women?

Is vapor bath safe for pregnant women?

VAPOR BATHS: I DO NOT THINK SO BUT DO CHECK WITH YOUR OBSTETRICIAN. ...Read more

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Has cough and fever after swimming. Is tepid sponge bath safe?

Has cough and fever after swimming. Is tepid sponge bath safe?

Exercising when Ill: Please stop. Yes. Of course a 'tepid' bath is safe. But, exercising when you are feverish? Shall we have a heart to heart about being unwise? Stubborn? When one is ill rest is indicated. The dictionary definition of rest is "to not work". In my practice i always extend that definition to: "to not work out". ...Read more

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Would someone experience any adverse reactions from a epsom salt bath? Safe?

Would someone experience any adverse reactions from a epsom salt bath? Safe?

No issues: unless the rare individual who might be sensitive to the contents, usually quite gentle when used only externally in bath water ...Read more

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Is soaking in a epsom salt bath safe for breastfeeding moms? And how often a day?

Is soaking in a epsom salt bath safe for breastfeeding moms? And how often a day?

No problem: EPSOM or Sitz baths can be very relaxing and helpful to breastfeeding mothers, and pose no risk for breastfeeding. Excessive bathing however (more than once a day) may lead to skin dryness. ...Read more

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39 wk prg, my obgyn did cervix dilation test, n i'm having a bloody show now. Is it safe to take bath? How long bloody show last?

39 wk prg, my obgyn did cervix dilation test, n i'm having a bloody show now. Is it safe to take bath? How long bloody show last?

Yes: Some bloody mucus is common after a cervical exam near term. A bath is just fine but be careful getting out of the tub. Falls are very rusky at this point in pregnancy and everyone is more clumsy at this stage. How long the discharge lasts varies. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bath right after my dinner?

Use common sense: Generally yes unless you have had so much alcohol with dinner that you are sleepy or that the meal you ate was so heavy that you are feeling sleepy. Feeling sleepy and a warm/hot is a bad combination. Use common sense. ...Read more

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