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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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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 ...Read more


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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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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