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Stay Indoors And Avoid Overexertion During Hot Weather
Heat and headaches: Sun overexposure can cause headache and nausea, most worrisome is heat stroke in old terms. However, simple dehydration can cause these symptoms, especially if you live in a drier climate. Some migraine patients get headaches on exposure to light from the sun, without the need for over exposure to heat. ...Read more
Drink it anyway you: Want it, just drink it. Hot water may make you vomit. ...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?
How do I avoid getting sick from the AC? I always get sore throats that leads to colds from the AC in this very hot weather.
Pesky summer colds: Well, I believe air conditioning may only be partially to blame for your summer sore throat. Possibly the air conditioning dries out the air even more and causes throat irritation. Allergies are often more active in summer contributing to post-nasal drip and throat irritation, even sneezing and cold-like symptoms. Viruses causing sore throat circulate all year. Keep air humidified, wash hands. ...Read more
90 days after DVT and taking Coumadin (warfarin) which is stable at 2.4. Very hot weather now.Can leg swell more during hot weather? Using stocking also.
16yo girl. Seeking opinions on whether pubic hair should be shaved for hygiene esp when doing sports in hot weather (30deg c) or during period?
No need to shave: There is absolutely nothing wrong with pubic hair. It's just hair. Perfectly good hygiene can be achieved by properly rinsing in all the skin folds that girls and women have, hair or no hair. For some unknown reason, so many cultures across the globe have issues with pubic hair. It's just hair. Shaving it is fine too (but takes continuing work, and it can be itchy as it grows back out). ...Read more
No: The scrotum is designed to be a cool safe haven for sperm. Hot tubs, hot pants are associated with poor sperm quality; it is unlikely/improbable that men are more fertile in hot weather. That is not to say that they are infertile in hot weather or more fertile in cold weather. The sperm prefer cooler temperatures, since they are the source of male fertility, they need to be happy-cooler is better. ...Read more
Same for cold weathe: Care is the same regardless of weather. Immediate wound irrigation and cleansing is paramount, followed by wound exploration for penetrating injuries tomdeepmstructures followed by appropriate antibiotic and tetanus prophylaxis and drainage or repair are essential principles of management. ...Read more
Yes, but....: Yes, you will lose weight faster while exercising in hot weather but it is due to sweating more. As soon as you drink water, you will be back to the same weight. Effective weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. There is no magic bullet -- you have to eat less and workout more. Period. ...Read more
Yes: Aging is associated with depreciation of cellular energy. Hot weather is stressful to all of us but is more so at 80 and you do not have the energy reserves that you had in youth. ...Read more
My sister is 23years old.she drinks too much coffee regularly which is strong.is it ok for her?that also in hot weather.
If you're fit and regularly exercise, does that mean you're body can cope better in hot weather? If I exercise will I tolerate heat better?
Possibly: If you're healthy overall, exercise improves your endurance and could improve your tolerance to hot weather. Either way, you will have to stay well hydrated in hot weather. Some athletes can easily get dehydrated especially in activities such as marathon running. Avoid direct sun and excessive heat either way. ...Read more
Yes on average: Bacteria are programmed to grow at rates related to environment including food source availability, competing organisms and temperature. On average if the temperature is raised a little, the bacteria can grow faster. It too much of a rise, that may inhibit the growth. Bacteria inside the body grow adjusted to a fairly uniform temperature, but outside temperature will have little effect there. ...Read more
Not usually: Increased temperature alone can explain swelling. The blood vessels in the skin dilate so that we can radiate away the heat from out core. Smoking can also be the sign of a disease, allergy or reaction to medication/ Additional history and examination can help. Be certain to ask your doctor. ...Read more