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Warm Showers (Overview)

Warm showers can help relieve breast soreness from engorgment and can help clear clogged milk ducts. Alternate between taking warm showers and using cold compresses to help relieve the discomfort.


Warm Showers (Overview)

Warm showers can help relieve breast soreness from engorgment and can help clear clogged milk ducts. Alternate between taking warm showers and using cold compresses to help relieve the discomfort.


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How come my skin began to itch after i take warm showers?

How come my skin began to itch after i take warm showers?

WARM SHOWER ITCH: HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR SOAP, PERHAPS? DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS. USE A MILD, GENTLE SOAP LIKE DOVE OR CETAPHIL AND SEE IF THAT HELPS. (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST IN EITHER OF THE ABOVE CLEANSERS!) ...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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How do warm showers help reduce fever?

How do warm showers help reduce fever?

Fever: By coating the surface of the skin with cooling temps that are lower than body temps and you lose heat by convection. Very effective to rub skin briskly with warm towels or give children tepid baths to reduce fever. Good question. ...Read more

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If i only itch during the day and evening but not a night or after warm showers do I still have scabies?

If i only itch during the day and evening  but not a night or after warm showers do I still have scabies?

Hard to know: You need to be examined by your dermatologist and if you have any lesions they should be examined to see if there are any mites or eggs still present. ...Read more

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I have this numbness in my forearm. I was outside in 30-35f weather wearing a tight undershirt but no unbearably tight.Whats up i don't know what the problem is. I've tried massaging and taking warm showers and nothing helps. This happened 3 days ago a

I have this numbness in my forearm.  I was outside in 30-35f weather wearing a tight undershirt but no unbearably tight.Whats up i don't know what the problem is.  I've tried massaging and taking warm showers and nothing helps.  This happened 3 days ago a

There : There are 3 main nerves that supply the forearm and hand, but also some skin branches from nerves higher up. Depending on what part of your forearm is numb, it could be related to any one or all of these nerves. They are the median, radial, and ulnar nerves and the medial and lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerves. While a constricting shirt may pinch a nerve and cold may deaden it, the symptoms should be better rather quickly. It would take a fair amount of nerve injury for the symptoms to last 3 days. The nerve i worry about most is the ulnar nerve. It controls most of the fine motions and strength of the hand and sensation to the ring and small fingers. A few times a year, i will see a rapid onset weakness (palsy) of the ulnar nerve muscles. Most of them do not have a known cause. You should see your primary care physician, a neurologist, or hand surgeon to have this evaluated. Some nerve problems need to be treated relatively quickly to prevent permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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Presumed to have BFS, why does warm showers make the twitching/fatigue worse and cause consequent feelings of weakness, usually better within 15 min

Presumed to have BFS, why does warm showers make the twitching/fatigue worse and cause consequent feelings of weakness, usually better within 15 min

? Something else: What you are describing is not very commonly reported in BFS. What type of evaluation did you have to make the diagnosis? Fatigue and weakness with being over-heated or hot showers is often reported in patients with MS. If you have been thoroughly evaluated by a neurologist, then no need to pursue that. If not, I would consult with one to see if further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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Had fever 1 day and 1/2. Not coming down from luke warm showers and ibuprofen. What else is there to do?

Had fever 1 day and 1/2. Not coming down from luke warm showers and ibuprofen. What else is there to do?

Fever not always bad: A fever is not always a bad thing. It may make you uncomfortable when it gets above 101. It is considered a significant problem if it goes above 106 which it almost never does. See link for guidelines from the mayo clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fever/in-depth/fever/art-20050997. ...Read more

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I need to know what's goin on with my body everytime i get hot or get in a hot/warm shower my skin starts to get prickle and it hurts.?

I need to know what's goin on with my body everytime i get hot or get in a hot/warm shower my skin starts to get prickle and it hurts.?

Hives: Certain types of hives are triggered by exposing the skin to prolonged heat, such as in a shower. Other types are triggered by prolonged contact with water, which may be due to sensitivity to additives in the water, such as chlorine. Try taking a non-sedating antihistamine, such as Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) 30-60 minutes before showering. If that doesn't work you'll need to see a doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Was in the warm shower had to get out forgot towels so I was dripping wet and freezing by the time I got back and the. Jumped in the steaming hot shower is this bad? Can it cause body shock?

Was in the warm shower had to get out forgot towels so I was dripping wet and freezing by the time I got back and the. Jumped in the steaming hot shower is this bad? Can it cause body shock?

Can be beneficial!: Not only is this not bad but is thought to be beneficial. Some advocate deliberately alternating hot with cold showers or moving from a hot bath into a cold tub as a form of hydrotherapy. Heat dilates blood vessels then cold constricts them which is stimulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.I always end my showers with cold water briefly to seal in the heat by vasoconstriction. ...Read more

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Would taking a warm shower take too much of the oils off my skin?

Would taking a warm shower take too much of the oils off my skin?

It is healthy: To cleanse the oils that your body makes, and the grime and dirt of life contaminate to make them a hazard rather than a protectant. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to reduce redness on cheeks ? Like after a warm shower it stays red for a long time and my skin is uneven, or is it acnescar

Is there any possible way to reduce redness on cheeks ? Like after a warm shower it stays red for a long time and my skin is uneven, or is it acnescar

Rosacea: Although rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, flushing and persistent redness are by far the most common initial signs of the disorder. Treatment includes topical prescription medications like metrogel, or finacea, or bionect. Oral medication like Oracea is also very helpful. ...Read more

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Which is better after a hard workout for your muscles --- cold or warm shower ?

Which is better after a hard workout for your muscles --- cold or  warm shower ?

First warm then cold: There is no firm consensus about this, but i believe the best course is to start with a moderately warm (but not hot shower) to relax and help wash away your sweat, followed by a cold shower which improves circulation and reduces inflammation. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/men/hygiene/should-man-take-cold-shower-after-workout.Htm for a good discussion. ...Read more

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Is a warm shower bad for severly dry flakey skin? Is a cooler shower better? How often should one clense when dry skin is extream?

Cool, shorter shower: Short , cooler shower, less abrasive soap and scrubbing. Use moisturizer right after showering etc... If these fail, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Face is red and blotchy after a warm shower, what can I do to help the redness go away? Take an antihistamine? No i don't have rosacea

Face is red and blotchy after a warm shower, what can I do to help the redness go away? Take an antihistamine? No i don't have rosacea

Flushing of face: Common problem and related to (1) rapid dilation of superficial blood vessels called capillaries that increase in diameter and blood flow in response to heat. With dilation, the body cools down by running more blood through the surface of the skin and it transfers heat away from the body (2) release of chemicals in mast cells that an antihistamine could block if you take it regularly. ...Read more

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Why do my hands/ feet /thighs get itchy after being in the cold into a warm shower?

Why do my hands/ feet /thighs get itchy after being in the cold into a warm shower?

Vasodilation: The coldness causes blood vessels to contract and be smaller. The heat then causes the opposite effect, this rush of blood and expansion of the blood vessels can cause this feeling of itchiness. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over my body after i take a warm shower/ weather changes. I'm taking clartin every other day for months. What should I do?

I have itchy skin all over my body after i take a warm shower/ weather changes. I'm taking clartin every other day for months. What should I do?

Try moisturizing: Antihistamines typically don't help widespread itching unless you have been exposed to something to which you are allergic. Dry skin is notorious for causing itching, and can be exacerbated by hot showers or changes in weather. Try taking cooler showers and afterward liberally applying moisturizer while your skin is still damp. See a dermatologist or allergist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more