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What Are The Benefits Of Sauna Steam Rooms For Asthma
Possibly: Theoretically, it should open up your pores in the skin, loosen up mucus in the sinuses, help loosen up sore muscles and increase blood flow. It is recommended to take a cool shower after a steam bath to close up the pores again. There maybe certain medical problems in which it is not recommended to be in a steam bath. ...Read more
What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above?
What are the benefits for same group?
Risks: OUTWEIGH Benefits ..in my opinion... the RISKS are the normal strain Steam baths put on your heart (increased heart rate) loss of important electrolytes (which may be dangerous with certain medications) YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PCP (PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER) BEFORE USING STEAM BATHS! Again IMOO Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Few drawbacks: Inhaled corticosteroids (ic) are an amazing gift for persistent asthma patients reducing asthma episodes, hospitalization & deaths & improving lung function & quality of life. High doses are infrequently associated with bone calcium loss & slower growth in kids. Moderate doses are not & work as well as higher doses. Ic reduces the need for oral Prednisone a drug with many more adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid using them: They have little benefit and there is a risk of burning the skin. ...Read more
Vaporizer: It moisturises the respiratory tree making secretion easier to be expectorated. ...Read more
Humidity/vapor: A humidifier is basically a fan that draws moisture from a paper or metallic wick & adds it to air in the room. A vaporizer makes a mist. Old style vaporizers have a heating element that boils water making steam, these are unsafe. Modern products use tuning fork technology & make light or heavy mist (vaporizers also humidify)they are safe & helpful when your heater dries out the air you sleep in. ...Read more
No disadvantages: Yoga has been shown to benefit patients with asthma. Specific breathing exercises such as pranayama that are taught in yoga can be especially helpful. Of course it is important to remember that doing yoga does not replace medical therapy & that the prescribed medications should still be continued for better long term control of asthma symptoms. ...Read more
Aside from the use of puffers and medicine, what are some treatments for asthma without wheezing?
Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck ...Read more
Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units
Safety: Both provide humidified air to help soothe the airways. Doctors frequently recommend the cool mist humidifier because there is no fear of safety concerns. Vaporizers use heat to vaporize the air and produce very hot steam from the opening. A child could burn themselves in this way or by accidentally pulling on the cord or turning over the unit with risk of serious burns. Safety first always! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should you use public hot tubs and Jacuzzi at the gym ? they look benign, but are the safe in terms of hygiene.
Pseudomonas Follicul: If hot tubs and jaccuzi's are not maintained properly several different kinds of miccroorganizsms can infect skin pores. A common one is pseudomonas folliculitis, a skin infection that produces itchy, bright red bumps, this is commonly called the 'hot tub rash'. There are several other possible causes of infection, such as tinea (fungal type) . ...Read more
Pro/Con: Pro-you are not inhaling particulate matter from a burning cigarette and therefore reduce your risk of lung disease. You only get 1/2 the nicotine compared to e cigarette. Con-you are getting 100% of the nicotine (nothing lost to smoke) a powerful drug that binds to the same receptors as Cocaine and heroin and can make you ill. Consult your md/manufacturer for safe use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All pros: Vaporizing marijuana releases the medicinally active cannabinoids without burning the plant releasing toxic byproducts of combustion that can be respiratory irritants. Basically there are many pros and no significant cons, though some people don't find it as satisfying at first. See http://www.Canorml.Org/health/vaporizers and http://www.Recoverytoday.Net/articles/457-marijuana-vaporization. ...Read more
Hospitalist: Hospitalists are specialized physicians who take care of inpatients. They may be internists for internal medicine patients, pediatrist for children and surgeons for surgical patients? They coordinate the care and upon discharge they contact the primary care physician and update the details. ...Read more
What are the benefits of an ice bath. I'm 23 training for MMA. would like to know if ice baths are good. also are hot baths good. what are the benefits?
Yes And Yes: Basically, ice baths are good for stopping inflamation and pain, speed healing after a work out or competition. Hot baths are good for increasing circulation, relaxing muscles, assist healing after the initial injury, before work outs or competition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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