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Warm Baths (Overview)

Taking a warm bath can help with aches - but don't overheat! Limit your stay in a tub over 100 degrees F, and don't let your body temperature get above 102 degrees F.


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How do warm baths help Bartholin's cysts? Does it have to be salt water? Can warm towels be equally effective?

How do warm baths help Bartholin's cysts? Does it have to be salt water? Can warm towels be equally effective?

Warm water: the idea behind the warm soaks and even more so with epsom salts is it helps with swelling. A warm towel may work just as well for you. ...Read more

Warm Baths (Overview)

Taking a warm bath can help with aches - but don't overheat! Limit your stay in a tub over 100 degrees F, and don't let your body temperature get above 102 degrees F.


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My one year old has a hard time sleeping through the night we tried lavender warm baths nothing helps?

My one year old has a hard time sleeping through the night we tried lavender warm baths nothing helps?

Sleep: At a year he may be cutting teeth.You can give him half of a frozen bagel yo munch on before bedtime or if that doen' t work give tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen before bedtime. ...Read more

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I have hemerroids have tried the warm baths, preperation h, & tucks (witch hazel). Both cream & wipes. They do not help with the itching or pain. What else can i do?

I have hemerroids have tried the warm baths, preperation h, & tucks (witch hazel). Both cream & wipes. They do not help with the itching or pain. What else can i do?

Visit a gener surgeon: I recommend seeing a general or cool-rectal surgeon to determine which type of hemorrhoids you have. The surgeon will recommend options, such as rubber band ligation, sitz baths or treatment for what is causing the hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Which is better for sore legs, icing or warm baths?

Which is better for sore legs, icing or warm baths?

What is cause: Why are your legs sore? If training could be anything from shoe wear, running surfaces and type of training you are doing. For acute soreness after activty icing and elevation is best with simple stretches. Warm whirlpool, deep massage may help in between work outs. Persisent soreness should be evaluated.. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a Bartholin's gland cyst without going to the doctor? Warm baths?

How to get rid of a Bartholin's gland cyst without going to the doctor? Warm baths?

Abscess: Warm soaks will help bring the enclosed puss to a head, but this should be evaluated by a physician as sometimes this can spread or need minor surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I'm sick of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what can I do? The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps.

I'm sick of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what can I do? The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps.

See PCP/Neurologist: 20 y/o Female says, I'm sich of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what I can do. The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps. Since it sounds like one is trying alternate remedies it's time to see one's PCP or Neurologist for complete Physical, Reassessment/ Diagnosis confirmation/ & initiation of Pharmaceutical treatment as these tend to work better. ...Read more

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What foods or anything can I take or do to jumpstart my period? I've heard of vitamin C and warm baths?

What foods or anything can I take or do to jumpstart my period? I've heard of vitamin C and warm baths?

Wives' tales: To my knowledge, there's nothing save for hormones that can provoke a period. If vitamin c and warm baths provoked period, we would likely use that over hormones, like progesterone. If you want greater control over your period, best is to take a birth control pill. With that you can skip a period by taking the last week of placebo pills. Best of luck! ...Read more