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Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Yes: Various aquatherapy devices can be very helpful for pain. Whether you can use one, it is impossible for me to know without knowing your medical history. Best to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


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My brother has real bugs living in his skin where and what do I do to help and he is not on drugs and yes he takes a bath ?

My brother has real bugs living in his skin where and what do I do to help and he is not on drugs and yes he takes a bath 
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Scabies?: His primary care doctor can treat scabies. After treatment, the scabies lesions will still itch for a few weeks. So, people generally do two treatments and just presume the scabies are all dead. After that, if one is not scratching so hard that he is creating his own new skin lesions, then any spontaneous new lesions would be suspicious for new live scabies mites. ...Read more

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Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Sometimes sitz baths: Help which are not iced, but rather room temperature to help reduce swelling. There are medication for hemorrhoids to reduce swelling and pain that's safer than taking NSAIDS, that could cause some bruising, or oozing if bleeding is a problem. Talk to your PCP so s/he's aware of the problem, and it's documented. ...Read more

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Took bath salts drug years ago, lost all pleasure in life. Got better. Brought it back by abusing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Now left lifeless. Dopamine?

Bath salts: Can cause your brain to stop producing its own neurotransmitters. I would continue to work with a doctor to address the depressive symptoms present. ...Read more

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Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Maybe.: Epsom salt baths can help lots of problems — muscle aches and pains and some wounds. I'm assuming your speaking of your vaginal ph balance? If so, ingesting healthy bacterial flora such as acidophilus and bifidophilus, and active yogurt cultures would be most helpful to replenish your normal vaginal ph. Good luck! ...Read more

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Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

THERAPEUTIC BATH: Oatmeal bath are used for itchy, dry skin lesions. Lavander for relaxing bath and peppermint is for comfort of those achy muscles. ...Read more

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Could whirlpool baths be really necessary to overcome drug addiction?

Could whirlpool baths be really necessary to overcome drug addiction?

May help: The answer to questions such as "are whirlpool baths really necessary to overcome drug addiction" is: no, it is not necessary. But it may be used as one part of the many means to reach the desired end. Thus, can be especially effective in the patient's trying to overcome opiate withdrawals. ...Read more

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I was wondering to what extent are hot baths "therapeutic"?

I was wondering to what extent are hot baths "therapeutic"?

Alters circulation: Hot baths can cause superficial vasodilatation which increases blood supply to the superficial tissues and muscles. Muscle soreness and overuse strains may be helped to resolve by hot bands. This is due to the enhanced blood supply and circulatory exchanges of nutrients that occur. Don't stay in too long, as that can cause a drop in blood pressure or cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Is bathsalt really for baths? I read that people are using bathsalt for drug habits? Is it happening a lot?

Is bathsalt really for baths? I read that people are using bathsalt for drug habits? Is it happening a lot?

These salts can kill: These bath salts are not for bathing. Bath salts abuse is on the rise. It's call bath salts and labeled "not for human consumption" to avoid being illegal. It's a stimulant that can cause agitation, high blood pressure, hallucination, psychosis, and suicidality. There has been report of deaths and suicides because of its use. ...Read more

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What do I do with my pimples? How do therapeutic baths work?

What do I do with my pimples? How do therapeutic baths work?

See Dermatologist: If you still are having acne at 42 years of age you most likely have hormone related acne which needs professional help. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is hydrotherapy and how does it relate to gout?

What is hydrotherapy and how does it relate to gout?

Water therapy: Hydrotherapy is using circulating water to help reduce swelling and improve circulation. I have not ever used it for treating gout but I would say a cold water bath would help reduce the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

Good: It reduces gravity and so body weight and provide gentle resistance which is what you want while having rehab. It also increases circulation and decreases stiffness as water temp is higher than environment. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy?

What is colon hydrotherapy?

A useless process: Colon cleansing is needed only for colonoscopy or colon surgery. Colon hydrotherapy and other colon cleansing procedures are useless. For additional information please consult the following site:http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065/. ...Read more

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How useful is colon hydrotherapy?

How useful is colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: HealthTap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." The "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but significant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy safe to have?

Is colon hydrotherapy safe to have?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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When is colon hydrotherapy helpful?

When is colon hydrotherapy helpful?

Prior to colonoscopy: Only helpful prior to a colonoscopy. Otherwise, in my opinion, it is not helpful, and sometimes can be harmful. It can cause cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting, as well as risk for dehydration, perforation, infection etc. Discuss in detail with your conventional health care provider prior to the procedure if you choose to do so. ...Read more

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Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful?

Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful?

LIkely: Dr. Pflieger has many great points. Learn how to support your body's natural detox mechanisms. Optimal liver function is essential. Nourish your liver through great foods like cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage), onions/garlic, turmeric, antioxidant rich berries, and green tea. There are also some products on the market that can help tonify the liver. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Not really: In most cases, it is not dangerous, but there is no proof that it is beneficial, so why have an uncomforatable and costly procedure? Repeated use may lead to electrolyte imbalance and bacterial overgroth in the colon. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Help please! Is colon hydrotherapy safe?

Help please! Is colon hydrotherapy safe?

It has risks: There is a risk of perforating the colon and the procedure is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with colon hydrotherapy?

What are your experiences with colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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Who should go through a colon hydrotherapy session?

Who should go through a colon hydrotherapy session?

No one: Colonic hydrotherapy is based upon a theory of accumulation of toxins from colonic contents. The colon unless inflamed is more than adquate after years of evolution, to deal with the contents without causing problems. Colonic hydrotherapy is of no proven benefit and cases of water intoxication or colonic perforation have been reported. ...Read more

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What is it like going through a colon hydrotherapy?

What is it like going through a colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more