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Doctor insights on: Stay Indoors And Avoid Overexertion During Hot Weather

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Is it possible to get headaches and nausea during the hot weather?

Is it possible to get headaches and nausea during the 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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Are men more fertile in hot weather?

Are men more fertile in hot weather?

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

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Do you weigh more in the hot weather?

Do you weigh more in the hot weather?

No: Weight, a unit of measure of mass that is related to gravity. Temperature does not factor into it. ...Read more

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What to do for dog bites in hot weather?

What to do for dog bites in hot weather?

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

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How to eliminate headache caused by hot weather?

How to eliminate headache caused by hot weather?

Stay hydrated: If in fact your headache is due to hot weather, which is questionable, it may be a result of diminished circulating blood volume as a result of excess fluid loss by perspiration. Stay well hydrated and if this does not correct things, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Will jogging in hot weather make you lose weight faster?

Will jogging in hot weather make you lose weight faster?

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

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Does hot weather have something to do with getting tired so fast at 80?

Does hot weather have something to do with getting tired so fast at 80?

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

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My sister is 23years old.she drinks too much coffee regularly which is strong.is it ok for her?that also in hot weather.

My sister is 23years old.she drinks too much coffee regularly which is strong.is it ok for her?that also in hot weather.

Coffee: How much is too much? We would need to know if she is having any symptoms of headache, palpitations, irritability In hot water it is always best to choose water for optimal hydration ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does bacteria grow more in hot weather?

Does bacteria grow more in hot weather?

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

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My fingers swell up in hot weather, is this something to be concerned about?

My fingers swell up in hot weather, is this something to be concerned about?

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