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Keep vomiting after a nice warm bath?

Keep vomiting after a nice warm bath?

Sorry it didn't help: A nice warm bath is a good idea to help deal with many unpleasant symptoms: ease pain, aid sleep, reduce stress, help a cold (steam)...but I don't think helping nausea & vomiting would typically be expected. There are many causes of vomiting: pregnancy, viruses, food poisoning, meds, motion sickness, etc. If able, drink clear liquids, avoid solid food, then BRAT: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast ...Read more

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Can a hot tub kill scabies?

Can a hot tub kill scabies?

No: A prescription drug, Ivermectin, is the preferred treatment. The person with scabies and his/her contacts should all take the medication at the same time. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scabies/basics/definition/con-20023488 ...Read more

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Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?

Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?

Yes: Really hot showers can actually be dangerous if you are pregnant or have blood pressure problems. They can cause your skin blood vessels to dilate to try and cool you down. This will divert blood from your brain to your skin and can make you dizzy to the extent that you might faint. The main therapeutic effects of hot showers are that they make you feel better, so do what works for you. ...Read more

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Would hot showers unfreeze recently frozen warts?

Would hot showers unfreeze recently frozen warts?

No: The process which freezes warts only lasts for 30-60 seconds. There is no prolonged "freezing" of the wart or the surrounding tissue, so taking a hot shower after a freezing application would not be contraindicated. ...Read more

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In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit. ...Read more

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Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Uncleaned hot tub.: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. The bacteria causing the infection is called pseudomonas aeruginosa, and is associated with skin contacting bacteria-contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpools. The infection is treated with antibiotics. The cdc has an excellent facts website all on the subject of hot tub rash. ...Read more

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Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Nearly passing out after hot bath or hot shower? Why?

Vasodilate: Hot showers can lower your blood pressure by opening up (vasodilating) your blood vessels. This should be a brief episode . If it persists see your docotr. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

No harm: As the described scenarios should place you at any health risk. It likely will compromise the effectiveness of a condom, as it can "wash away" any spermicide and promote a condom "slipping off". ...Read more

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Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Clean, but...: If one has bad OCD with obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, it doesn't matter that the shower water and its vapor are clean... but rather, he must believe they're clean. Note that semen from healthy guys is clean, semen stains are very clean because germs tend to die when dried out, tap water is clean due to modern water treatment. Also, we are adapted to the usual microbes on/in/around us. ...Read more

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Does putting epsom salt or vinegar in your bath water really keep down yeast?

Does putting epsom salt or vinegar in your bath water really keep down yeast?

Need location: The cause of infection is more important than infection itself. Candida is a natural yeast on our body if it is over growing means something is wrong in our body. Please see a doctor, it is important to treat the cause before treating the symptom. Let me quote uptodate: self treating wastes money, wastes time you do not feel better and you end up going to the doctor ...Read more

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Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more

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Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .

Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .

Yes it can: Any excessive stimulation of the cutaneous (skin) nerves by temperature, pressure or touch can make the neuropathic symptoms worse. ...Read more

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After hot bath red face white around mouth?

After hot bath red face white around mouth?

Bath: that is perfectly normal after having a hot bath and the capillaries in your face dilate and the redness appears ...Read more

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Hot water successfully removes dirt so is it better to use hot water when using toothpaste?

Hot water successfully removes dirt so is it better to use hot water when using toothpaste?

Toothpaste: Formulated to be used with room temperature water. Toothpaste doesn't clean teeth, brushing does. Cavities and gum disease, both infections, are caused by bacteria. Toothbrush & floss remove bacteria by physically disrupting the bacterial plaque. So the secret to good oral hygiene is to be gentle but thorough, and you only need a pea-sized portion of toothpaste. ...Read more

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Why do warm gel compresses seem to not work as well as warm wet (towel soaked in warm water) compresses for my meibomian glands?

Why do warm gel compresses seem to not work as well as warm wet (towel soaked in warm water) compresses for my meibomian glands?

Hot compresses: 1st, keep using the hot compresses on your closed eyelids. 1-2 a day...Those 1-2 minutes of Rx will be very helpful,comforting, and beneficial to decrease styes and remove the ''granulated'' dandruff-like dried oil at the eyelash roots and along the edges of your 4 eyelids...Do a little rubbing also, like when a woman is trying to remove her eyeliner. 2nd, the moist heat is reported to be better ...Read more

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I had a tubical 6 yrs ago and im gaining weight and i have lower back pain and pain near my vaginal area i feel like i have to poop bit i dont is it ?

I had a tubical 6 yrs ago and im gaining weight and i have lower back pain and pain near my vaginal area i feel like i have to poop bit i dont is it ?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation An Obgyn can help. tubal ligations do not cause these symptoms. See a primary care to discuss weight gain and constipation. ...Read more

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Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

It can be: The pain may also be of inflamation or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon directly against the prominence.... ...Read more

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Surgery time for tibial tubercle osteotomy?

Surgery time for tibial tubercle osteotomy?

If failed nonop: If all nonoperative measures for suspected patellar instability have been tried and failed, then T.T. osteotomy can be used to treat this problem. However, the success rate with this surgery is fair to good with a long recovery. I would make sure you have been through a long course of PT and used a quality brace first. If can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is a prominent navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone? What is the treatment?

What is a prominent navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone? What is the treatment?

Navicular is a bone: In the midfoot, if it is prominent it sticks out a bit. Treatment may include smart shoe selection so there is no rubbing, padding the area, or shaving the prominence in the operating room. (The latter done by the doctor, not by you of course) ...Read more

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I cut my tibia tubercle & it opened up a bunch of fluid into my knee(6 stitches). m. what can I do to reduce the swelling quicker?

I cut my tibia tubercle & it opened up a bunch of fluid into my knee(6 stitches).  m.  what can I do to reduce the swelling quicker?

Cut in tibia tubercl: How long ago? how long is the wound? I think is about 6-8 cm. and the depth into the synovial of the joint. Obviously required repair. was this done in layers?1-2, 3 layers, or just the skin. Was the repair done in the ER or in a walk in clinic? are you on antibiotics? all this issues are very important. An injury of a joint with damage of the synovia must be treated with aggressively. the swelling is a mark of inflammation, which can be from the injury or from infection. do you have drainage from the wound? is it clear or yellowish-greenish stained. Any way you should be examined by an orthopedic surgeon, who will have the opportunity to feel the joint, assess the mobility, and the cartilages, and start you on antibiotics or change them if required, and in the event of drainage take a specimen for culture and sensitivity. or ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy?

Painful: at your age is a little old for osteotomy of tibial tubercle for patellar pain. has everything been done conservatively that can be? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy consist of?

Can you tell me what a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy consist of?

The tibia tubercle: Tibia tubercle surgery usually relates to either patellar (kneecap) instability that is severe or to underlying patella/trochlea articular cartilage disease. Sometimes it can be performed for both patellar instability and articular cartilage wear. When the tibial tubercle is osteotomized (sawed) and moved to the inner side and elevated it can ease the pressure on the patella and improve tracking. ...Read more

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I had a tibia tubercle transfer on my knee 4weeks ago.Having chest pain and wheezing. Was on anticoagulant meds for 3weeks. Doc says itsthe pain meds?

I had a tibia tubercle transfer on my knee 4weeks ago.Having chest pain and wheezing. Was on anticoagulant meds for 3weeks. Doc says itsthe pain meds?

Or not?: Even with anticoagulants you could have a pulmonary embolism. Or perhaps you asthma and its acting up for unrelated reasons. If you don't feel well see a doctor. If the doctor doesn't help - see another doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe make love under the shower or in the tub ?

In the shower: Be careful of slipping, in the bath be careful of flooding in the bathtub and be mindful not to injure the rubber ducky (if one is present.). ...Read more

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Can i get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Can i get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Unlikely,possible: Can get urethritis & bladder infection from chlorine in a hot tub. There is always the mild risk of a bladder infection ascending to the kidney. Hence yes. ...Read more

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Can a hot tub affect you if you have herpes?

Herpes: Since herpes is a transmittable infection by contact, you should avoid hot tubs if there is an active outbreak. ...Read more

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Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

No: Regular bath is ok but a hot tub may even be a source of skin infections if not properly cleaned. ...Read more

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Is soaking in the tub safe 3 days post partum?

Is soaking in the tub safe 3 days post partum?

Sitz bath ok. : Just soak your bottom. A shower is better for the rest. ...Read more

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Is a plastic tub and wall a safe place to huddle in tornado?

Is a plastic tub and wall a safe place to huddle in tornado?

No place safe: Tornadoes can get almost anywhere, but if you can get to a basement that is desirable. If not, the central portion of the house, away from windows is best. ...Read more

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Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Depends?: It is if the water is too hot! otherwise, if it is comfortable for you and pleasurable to you and you do not do this for an extended period of time, there is probably no harm to you from this. You may have some drying and chaffing and could have some other irritation. You may need to apply some moisturizer to the area afterward. Make sure the water and the tub are hygienic! stop if concern. ...Read more

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I am itching since getting out of my hot tub all over my body?

I am itching since getting out of my hot tub all over my body?

Allergy?: some times very hot shower makes one itch. But if this is a hot Tub bath , may be it is not cleaned properly and whatever is used for Tub bath is irritating your skin. Take a quick shower and use Aveeno or oatmeal soap. Apply coconut oil to smooth and or Bemadryl cream for itching. You will feel better. If you develop rashes despite this then it is time to get examined. ...Read more

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I had a baby a month ago. Is it okay for me to get in a hot tub?

I had a baby a month ago.  Is it okay for me to get in a hot tub?

YES: Please enjoy what little time you may have with a new baby to relax. ...Read more