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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of Bathing In Warm Water On Babies

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What are the benefits of bathing in salt water?

What are the benefits of bathing in salt water?

Salt water benefits: Hippcrates encouraged patients to immerse in sea water. Being in the ocean takes away tiredness, , promotes relaxation The sodium, contained in sea water helps the body remove toxins and by-products of metabolism. The magnesium, potassium and the bromides contained in the sea salt, help soothe aches. Salt in general (NaCl) is a good disinfectant. sea salt can help improve body's ability to heal ...Read more

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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What are the health effects of bathing in salt water?

What are the health effects of bathing in salt water?

Epsom Salts: Epsom salt baths can be beneficial and help to decrease inflammation, sooth sore muscles, encourage relaxation, etc. Here is a great article on the subject: http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp ...Read more

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In an area i live, water are bore water(bit salty). Its affecting my skin and hair fall is increased.Would adding dettol in bath water reduce the prob?

In an area i live, water are bore water(bit salty). Its affecting my skin and hair fall is increased.Would adding dettol in bath water reduce the prob?

No: Dettol contains a toxic agent. It is an anti-septic. The bore water may contain pesticides and other pollutants that are toxic not necessarily bacteria or other micro-organiisms. Best not to bathe in bore water that is causing hair loss. ...Read more

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Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

No: If you live in a community where Fluoride has been placed in the municipal water supply, it has already been provided at the optimum and safe level. In general, too little Fluoride and you get cavities more easily. Too much, and fluorosis can occur. Your water supply should be perfect assuming you don't use some type of home filtration system or process. ...Read more

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15 days newborn baby ,water undermines a cord of the baby ?can I wash with plenty of water??? Thanks

15 days newborn baby ,water undermines a cord of the baby ?can I wash with plenty of water??? Thanks

Umbilical cord: unable to understand your question if the umbilical cord is still attached to your baby keep it dry at all times, do not wash it with water. The cord dries up and then falls off. ...Read more

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In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?

In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?

It Depends: I would be concerned about applying rose water to the eyes. In particular I would be concerned about how it was prepared and if any of the preservatives would interact with your eyes. The eye's don't need any sort of supplement. Your natural tears are the best form of hydration for the eyes. If you are having red eyes due to irritation I would advise eye drop created specifically for that purpose ...Read more

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Can I use tap water to mix with babies formula? Or water from the outside of refridgerator that is filtered?

Can I use tap water to mix with babies formula? Or water from the outside of refridgerator that is filtered?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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How long can rabies survive in water? Minimum , average and maximum time of survival in cold and hot in 1.5-2 litres of water in a tub? Can infect us?

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How long can rabies survive in water? Minimum , average and maximum time of survival in cold and hot in 1.5-2 litres of water in a tub? Can infect us?

Difficult question: But not a common everyday scenario, generally wasn't heard of a mode of transmission through water, at any rate check the following link: http://www.Cdc.Gov/rabies/exposure/type.Html, avoid doubtfull situations, and if in doubt seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can sperm on stomach travel through warm water in the shower, while washing down there at the same time get you pregnant?

Can sperm on stomach travel through warm water in the shower, while washing down there at the same time get you pregnant?

No worries: Salmon swim upstream to the same area where they hatched. Sperm are so small that you can't even see one with a magnifying glass. Being in the shower means the water is coming down from above, at 2 gallons per minute, unless it's one of those fancy Jacuzzi showers with water going sideways. Anyway, sperm are not salmon and cannot swim upriver to migrate into a vagina for spawning. No worries. ...Read more

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Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?

Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?

No.: There are probably numerous causes of eczema, but there's no evidence that tap water will cause it, no matter how hard it is. A strong soap will wash the natural oils off of your child's skin and worsen the eczema, however. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to soaking in warm water and hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Kills normal tissue and would not recommend using it. ...Read more

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If we drink honey with warm water does the warm water kill all the nutrients in the honey or it is best to drink it with cold water?

If we drink honey with warm water does the warm water kill all the nutrients in the honey or it is best to drink it with cold water?

Honey and water: warm or cold water will not harm the beneficial effects of honey. Best to use organic honey when you can for the best nutrition. ...Read more

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How to take care of skin and hair in cold climate and living in area where water has high amount of chlorine?

How to take care of skin and hair in cold climate and living in area where water has high amount of chlorine?

Harsh : Chlorine is very hard on the hair and the skin. Try to use conditioner for the hair and good bit d cream or the like for your skin this will help ...Read more

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What are the side affects of drinking to much warm lemon water ?

What are the side affects of drinking to much warm lemon water 
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No significant: Although you have not specified what is too much, generally the body will regulate the fluids . The excess water will be excreted in the form of urine. You will probably notice that you are urinating more than before. The temperature makes no difference. As far as lemon contents are concerned you will not see any change, but if you test it may turn out alkaline, which is nothing to worry. ...Read more

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Can naegleria fowleri develop in the nozzle or inside the atomizer bottle of commercially prepared saline solution for babies with purified water?

Can naegleria fowleri develop in the nozzle or inside the atomizer bottle of commercially prepared saline solution for babies with purified water?

Only if contaminated: This infection is generally acquired from fresh water sources like ponds and lakes, and from home use devices only rarely if contaminated with an original source with this infection. ...Read more

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To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. ...Read more

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Is warm or lukewarm water in taking a bath bad for the hair?

Is warm or lukewarm water in taking a bath bad for the hair?

Temp: No, the temp of the water has no effect on your hair ...Read more

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My 5 year old have fever 7 days now is it better to bathe him in cold or luke warm water? He also have the cold. Can i give him cold or room temp drin

My 5 year old have fever 7 days now is it better to bathe him in cold or luke warm water? He also have the cold. Can i give him cold or room temp drin

See below: If you are going to bathe, tepid water is best. I would give tylenol, (acetaminophen) also. He should also be seen, if he has had a fever for 7 days. The temperature of the drink is not important. ...Read more

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I had a bathalin cyst lanced yesterday. It's steadily oozing. I have to wear a pad, obviously. Can i take a bath? Would love to soak in warm water

I had a bathalin cyst lanced yesterday.  It's steadily oozing.  I have to wear a pad, obviously.  Can i take a bath?  Would love to soak in warm water

Bartholin's Cyst: For a small bartholin's cyst that is not too painful, treatment consists of sitz baths with follow-up if the cyst enlarges or becomes painful. Especially with recurrent cysts treatment with antibiotics and sitz baths to cool off the infection is sometimes done. If this clears up the infection, a surgical procedure called a marsupialization can be done later. ...Read more

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My back and my chin starts stinging when i bath in warm or hot water or when im infront of the heater my body feels warm then it stings all over?

My back and my chin starts stinging when i bath in warm or hot water or when im infront of the heater my body feels warm then it stings all over?

Try more Moisturizer: Try using more moisturizer, especially in the winter after you wash or shower. Cetaphil restoraderm or vanacream are some good choices to try. Use it twice a day and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I had a little cut in my perineum area I bath in tea tree oil and warm water now it's swollen with pus what happened?

I had a little cut in my perineum area I bath in tea tree oil and warm water now it's swollen with pus what happened?

Infection: Unfortunately, it sounds like an infection. Please see a physician for antibiotic treatment, if necessary, and also drainage of any abscesses. ...Read more

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My 14 mo. Old get red blotchy skin on her back/tummy when taking a bath? I tried using warm water w/no soap & it still happens.The spots go away after

My 14 mo. Old get red blotchy skin on her back/tummy when taking a bath? I tried using warm water w/no soap & it still happens.The spots go away after

Urticaria: Your child may be demonstrating urticaria (hives) because of exposure to the warm water baths. This is known as cholenergic urticaria. Try using cool to tepid baths instead of warm water baths. You may also give her one half teaspoon of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before the bath if necessary. ...Read more

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3 yr old has been constipated for 24hrs and complains tummy hurts. Been giving juice water fruit applesauce and warm bath...he won't try to go bc hurt?

3 yr old has been constipated for 24hrs and complains tummy hurts. Been giving juice water fruit applesauce and warm bath...he won't try to go bc hurt?

You're doing all: the right things. If you're sure that his abdominal pain is from constipation, you may want to try a glycerin suppository to help him go once. If you're not sure, or if it continues, please call his pediatrician to discuss and possibly have him seen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)? What I do now is take off her clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.

What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)?  What I do now is take off her  clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.

Bath time can be fun: You can put her in a partially reclining baby tub or other baby bath device (some even come with safety belts!), and using a baby or sensitive skin cleanser and a washcloth, bathe her all over, then rinse all over. Babies do fine with only a few baths each week. Make bath time fun by talking or singing to her entertaining her with bath toys. ...Read more

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How hot do I need to get water in a pan on the stove to warm up babies formula?

How hot do I need to get  water in a pan on the stove to warm up babies formula?

Why ever?: Babies do fine with formula at room temperature and some even enjoy it right out of the refrigerator. Warming is a step you can skip and spend the time nurturing your baby. ...Read more

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Dr told me my 6 month baby has fluid in his ear and not to get water in while bathing him how can I dry this up as dr did not explain to me very well?

Dr told me my 6 month baby has fluid in his ear and not to get water in while bathing him how can I dry this up as dr did not explain to me very well?

Misinformed?: A 6 month old with fluid in the ear sounds like an inner ear infection or otitis media as this is more common. These are treated with a course of antibiotics. If however the ear drums rupture causing fluid into the outer canal then avoiding water into the ear is encouraged. So seek clarification. ...Read more