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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...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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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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Couldyou rinse with salt water while wearing dentures?

Couldyou rinse with salt water while wearing dentures?

Yes: And the salt water rinse will be most effective with the dentures out of your mouth while rinsing. ...Read more

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Will spraying shower with vinegar water after each shower help prevent spread of athletes feet? Will spread athle feet while being treatd if barefoot?

Will spraying shower with vinegar water after each shower help prevent spread of athletes feet? Will spread athle feet while being treatd if barefoot?

Relax: If you have athlete's foot you can soak your feet in vinegar for 3 minutes before taking a shower until athlete's foot is clear. Walking barefoot on dry surfaces will not spread athlete's foot fungus and actually helps to get rid of it. Thoroughly drying the feet after showering is helpful as well. ...Read more

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Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Dry skin: Dial was the first company to sell antibacterial soap in the us. It is a deodorant soap- it can be quite drying. I would be concerned that your skin would become overly drying if washing this often with this soap. ...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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Bathing in tub ok with a hurt foot?

Bathing in tub ok with a hurt foot?

If there is no open : Sore or stitches and it wasn't traumatized in last 24-48 hours should be ok. ...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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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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Does showering with fragranced soap worsen bv?

Does showering with fragranced soap worsen bv?

No: But the chemicals in the soap can be irritating to tissue that is already inflamed from an infection. ...Read more

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Are all soaps, bath soap, beauty soap,etc., to be anti-bacterial?

Are all soaps, bath soap, beauty soap,etc., to be anti-bacterial?

No: some just carry away dirt/ grease/grime - they are hydrophilic ...Read more

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Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Humidifiers: Yes. They both increase humidity. Be careful with warm water humidifiers when there are young children around because they could burn themselves when playing around them. ...Read more

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Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

No: Salt does not kill bacteria. It is better to wash water bottles with soap and water and let them dry thoroughly before refilling. ...Read more

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Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?

Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?

Dyshydrotic eczema: is one form of eczema that generally appears on the hands and feet, presenting as dry skin with tiny fluid filled blisters. ...Read more

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