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Steam vs boil: I'm in 90+ degree heat and 100% humidity all this week. Steaming is not very different from this until you get to very hot temperatures which can cause burns. You don't want that. Stop with any pain. Otherwise not much risk from steaming. (doesn't help much either). ...Read more
Never: Hey, Nicole, I'm sorry you're dealing with acne and even more sorry that someone has recommended this very foolish home remedy. Some of these "acne treatments" are actually cruel pranks. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate. It's not pleasant but it's your best Rx. If this isn't sufficient, your physician can add something stronger that will clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is acne skin hard to sweat? I used to steam my face and I find that area which are full of scars and acnes hardly sweat.
I have very painful pimple on tip of my nose 2 days ago after I steamed my face 10 mins d/t cold. Any home remedy for this? The pain cause me weak
May not be a pimple: Instead of an ordinary pimple there may be more to this. Perhaps you have a cold sore on the tip of your nose or some other problems such as skin cancer brewing. Of course I could not tell you for sure without looking at this. My advice would be to apply heat and if it does not improve in the day seek a physician who can look at it ...Read more
Hi, I was wondering if it is normal for my actual eyeball (I do not wear glasses or contacts) to fog over when steam goes in my face?
Nooo!!: You have eyelids which are analogous to a car's windshield wipers. Also, the reason that a window fogs over "fogs over" is because of a difference of conditions of temp and humidity on the different sides of the window. Can't happen with your cornea! ...Read more
I use a facial steamer after a hardcore workout. It seems as if steaming after a workout slims my face. Does the steam impact facial tissue?
Illusion: If you think that steam "slims" your face look up the word "illusion". ...Read more
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Is it normal to get quite red in the face upon intense cardio exercise, or sitting in hot steam room? I have fair skin, but olive tone
Rosacea: Typical signs and symptoms of rosacea include facial flushing, blushing, redness, burning, red bumps, and small cysts. The symptoms tend to come and go. The skin may be clear for weeks, months, or years and then erupt again. Rosacea tends to evolve in stages and typically causes inflammation of the skin of the face, particularly the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. ...Read more
I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can I do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths
I have problem with back and im sleeping on right side of body for 3 year is it possible that my skull shape is changed I feel like head steam is weak?
No: At your age your skull will not change shape. ...Read more
Can hot baths make my acne worse? Even if I am not washing the face with the hot water, but the steam that's everywhere in the room?
To contrary - better: Hot steam opens the pores and permits drainage. ...Read more
Had surgery. Stiches on face. Can I go for steam bath? Any risk of infection? If I want to go, can I use oil on stiches and go for steam bath?
Although online forums can be useful, these types of questions should only be answered by your surgeon. Remember that he/she knows your situation best and is ultimately responsible for your care. Taking advice from online consultants can be misleading and/or dangerous.
Best wishes. ...Read more
My sinuses r hurting bad. My nose is hurting coz of tht n my head is aching too. The area around nose looks swollen. Fluffy. What to do? Steam helps??
Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?
Coughin & chockin on phlegm. What to do? Get nervous, face/eyes red 1.5wk bronchitis takin inhaler mucus relief antibiotics. Doctor said breath steam.
Inflammation...: You likely have some airway inflammation in addition to bronchospasm resulting in your symptoms. This can happen with an episode of bronchitis. Your doctor may want to obtain a sputum culture to be certain you are on an effective antibiotic. Then, add a steroid inhaler in addition to the albuterol to decrease airway inflammation. It will take a few days for the result of the culture. See your doc. ...Read more
Steaming: As long as it is not too hot (feels comfortable wit no pain even afterward) it is fine. It is unnecessary but may may you feel like your pours are cleaner. ...Read more
No: I'm really sorry that your acne isn't already being treated scientifically and that people are giving you bad advice. It is unrelated to lifestyle, hygiene, diet or anything else. Get yourself some topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully and you'll probably be clear in a few weeks. If not, you'll need prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The best way to make an acne bump smaller is to treat it with something to reduce inflammation and help it heal. Another option is to receive a facial with extractions. Steaming alone is not beneficial by itself. If you breakout regularly, you should probably see your physician or skin specialist for defined treatment regimen. ...Read more
I have had a head ache for 6 days in a row now. My face gets steaming hot and red. Could it be blood pressure? Can blood pressure peak in the am?
Blood pressure: Most of the time, high blood pressure does not give any symptoms. Some people may feel some headache or dizziness. Some do get nose bleeds. May feel tired or just "not right". Our blood pressure is usually the highest first thing in the morning. Should get checked to see what may be giving you the problem. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Fillers, weight gain: Loss of facial volume is common in patients with weight loss, malignancy, chronic diseases like hiv. This wasted appearance can be improved by techniques to increase the volume. Weight gain with increase calorie intake. Fat transfer with fat grafts from the abdomen to the face. Facial fillers with strategic volume replacement. Physician review is necessary to make educated recommendations. ...Read more
An Interested Smile: I suspect this is not what you're looking for - but, it's what I got. We find a look of interest on another's face very attractive. We like animals more if they can show interest. A gentle smile is universally welcomed. There are products galore and procedures too that change actual features some degree - but my suggestions are safe and free. ...Read more