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If you take a hot bath and your skin starts to get red blotches all over is that bad? Or is it normal?

If you take a hot bath and your skin starts to get red blotches all over is that bad? Or is it normal?

Not bad: Red blotches are normal skin's reaction to warm water (should disappear within minutes to hours) but if pus starts to appear you need to see your dr for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Ask your OB: There is some concern about maternal body temperature increases and the high temperatures that are experienced by a growing fetus. In general, baby's temp is 2 degrees higher than the mother. These higher temps have been associated with higher rates of neural tube defects in the first trimester. Short baths are thought to be safe. Long, sweaty experiences in hot baths/tubs is not recommended. ...Read more

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How soon can I take a hot bath or jacuzzi after giving birth?

How soon can I take a hot bath or jacuzzi after giving birth?

Depends: 4 weeks minimum for the womb to close and as long as it takes for any incision or stitches to be closed. Jacuzzi or hot tubes frequently carry a lot of bacteria and the maintenance can not be assured. ...Read more

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Fever associated with flu: is it ok to take a hot bath while fever is present? Or only cool bath?

Fever associated with flu: is it ok to take a hot bath while fever is present? Or only cool bath?

Hot bath OK: Fever is how our bodies fight infection- our immune systems work better when we have a fever and microbes don't survive as well. A cool bath might lower your temp. ; thus prolong the infection; a hot bath might actually raise your temp. A bit which might help you fight the infection; this is a homeopathic-style approach. Fever isn't dangerous unless above 105. See http://on. Today. Com/1cz7o8p. ...Read more

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Can you take a hot bath with a skin rash?

Can you take a hot bath with a skin rash?

Skin Rash: Dry skin can make itching caused by a rash worse.

Avoid taking hot showers or baths.

Keep the water as cool as you can tolerate.

Try an oatmeal bath, such as Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal bath, to help relieve itching. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My feet tingle when I take a hot bath. Normal?

Could use your help docs! My feet tingle when I take a hot bath. Normal?

Perhaps a nerve: Gets compressed when you sit in that position? Try sitting in the tub without the water on then you would know if it was positional. If its transient secondary to the hot water, that's simply the water is a litle too hot and I would not worry about it other than being careful not to burn yourself. ...Read more

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Every time I take a hot bath, I get very dizzy, vertigo, and sometimes I even pass out. I can't figure out why! I am from az, so I am used to heat. Ideas?

Dehydration: I see you have a history of bulimia. If you aren't hydrated enough (or if you are a person with an overall low blood pressure), the heat of the bath can make your vein dilate and the blood sink to your legs, or causing a "vasovagal" reaction. Maybe drink more fluids before a bath, and try to take baths that aren't quite so hot. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my feet. They stay cold even if I take a hot bath. I traveled for 4 hours today via road, in my car and it seems to aggravate the situation. My feet turns blue in color especially my toes. Plse help?

I have a problem with my feet. They stay cold even if I take a hot bath. I traveled for 4 hours today via road, in my car and it seems to aggravate the situation. My feet turns blue in color especially my toes. Plse help?

Vascular Changes.: There are several possible explanations for your symptoms. You 're first step is to have a vascular evaluation, beginning with your heart and extending to the extremities. The coldness and color change are possibly do to some arterial and venous changes that are exacerbated by positional and temperature changes. ...Read more

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I'm having itching and swelling in my left lip of my vagina. I feel better when I take hot water bath but after sometime it will again start itching?

I'm having itching and swelling in my left lip of my vagina. I feel better when I take hot water bath but after sometime it will again start itching?

Sounds like: Vaginitis or yeast infection. You can certainly try any over the counter anti fungal cream or powder available in your country. If with lots of discharge and intense itching, you will need a script for oral anti fungal meds or get checked by your pcp or gyne. ...Read more

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What would cause arms and legs to to when to hot I take a hot bath and my legs tingle out in the direct sunlight my arms tingle and my face sometimes?

What would cause arms and legs to to when to hot I take a hot bath and my legs tingle out in the direct sunlight my arms tingle and my face sometimes?

Photosensitivity: There are several conditions that make our skin sensitive to the sun. They vary from internal conditions to contact dermatitis. You should see a dermatologist and be evaluated. ...Read more

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D Dimer came in at 536, just above 500 cutoff. Going for U/S of calf next week (possible DVT). On 30mg Xarelto. 2 Q's - 1) is it normal to have heavier periods - mine feels so much heavier and 2) Can I take a hot bath with a possible DVT>?

D Dimer came in at 536, just above 500 cutoff. Going for U/S of calf next week (possible DVT). On 30mg Xarelto. 2 Q's - 1) is it normal to have heavier periods - mine feels so much heavier and 2) Can I take a hot bath with a possible DVT>?

Xarelto Bleeding: Abnormal bleeding including increased menses is not typical and should be checked with your regular doctor. I do not believe that a nice hot bath should cause any issues related to possible DVT, enjoy! ...Read more

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Just recently this summer if I'm in the direct sunlight my arms tingle if I take a hot bath my legs tingle sometimes my left side face by my mouth tingles what could be going on?

Just recently this summer if I'm in the direct sunlight my arms tingle if I take a hot bath my legs tingle sometimes my left side face by my mouth tingles what could be going on?

First Degree burn: The sun could be causing a first degree sun burn and when you get in hot water this would make your skin tingle. Please use sun block spf 30 or above this should help with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it better to take bath in hot water or cold water?

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Bath: I prefer the third option; warm water. ...Read more

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What is this? If I take a warm, cold, hot bath, when I get out an look into the mirror. I get really really dizzy and fall...What is this? Every time

What is this? If I take a warm, cold, hot bath, when I get out an look into the mirror. I get really really dizzy and fall...What is this? Every time

Have your BP checked: Your blood pressure perhaps may be dropping when you're taking a shower and when you suddenly stand up.
Have someone check your blood pressure on a lying position, then 5 minutes later on an upright position.
If there's a drop in either systolic or diastolic pressure by 10-15 mm hg, you could have orthostatic hypotension.
Go see your dr for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bath after drinking hot chocolate?

Tired?: That is usually ok - unless you are too tired to stay awake in the tub. If you are too tired, you should not take a bath in the tub at that time. Falling asleep in a bathtub can lead to drowning. ...Read more

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I had a laproscopic appendectomy 5 days ago. When is it ok to take a long soak in a hot bath again?

I had a laproscopic appendectomy 5 days ago. When is it ok to take a long soak in a hot bath again?

When to take bath: It is fine to take a bath after the surgical wound is completely healed and sutures or staples have been taken out. If sutures are still in or wound is open, there is a risk of infection. Until that time, please take a shower not a bath. ...Read more

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I'm about 9 weeks pregnant how hot of a bath can I take?

I'm about 9 weeks pregnant how hot of a bath can I take?

Better if: It would be better to take lukewarm bath because hot water drys skin, turns skin red, and can cause itching. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

It's fine: Hot baths are a good idea for this problem. 101° is not typically too hot and permissible. Most people seem to shoot for baths around 102° to 104°. Anything beyond this becomes pretty uncomfortable. Let comfort direct what you do. ...Read more

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I get heart palpitations and anxiety when I get too hot or cold, like when I take a bath/shower or when I go outside on a cold night, why is this?

I get heart palpitations and anxiety when I get too hot or cold, like when I take a bath/shower or when I go outside on a cold night, why is this?

Many reasons: I strongly recommend that you make an appointment to see a Psychologist. She will almost certainly help you get over this issue.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain I'm preganant n what else can I take : (?

I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain I'm preganant n what else can I take : (?

Hard to say but...: This is hard to answer without more details or even without examining you, but it would be totally safe to add 2 cups of epson salts to your hot bath to get magnesium into your body, which often helps.
Consider seeing a physical therapist and/or good osteopath (who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://bit. Ly/1kgd0xp) or good chiropractor. Acupuncture can help as well. Consider prenatal yoga. ...Read more

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