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Will a hot bath help with this muscle pain?

Will a hot bath help with this muscle pain?

It may: It depends on the cause of your pain. Heat can be therapeutic since it can increase blood flow, decrease pain, decrease muscle tone. Heat therapy is generally used for chronic conditions, can help reduce muscle spasms.There are contraindications to use of hot baths, ie pregnancy, bleeding disorders, impaired sensation, and others. Be mindful of burns. Discuss with your md re risks/benefits. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Are there any side effects to taking Epsom salt baths for muscle pain/anxiety relief (it helps)? How often should I include Epsom salt in my baths?

Are there any side effects to taking Epsom salt baths for muscle pain/anxiety relief (it helps)? How often should I include Epsom salt in my baths?

Usually not.: Unless you have some unique reaction to the epsom salts in the bath they are normally not a problem. Once or twice a day should be plenty. ...Read more

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Which is better for muscle recovery and cramps healing... Hot bath or ice bath?

Which is better for muscle recovery and cramps healing... Hot bath or ice bath?

Treatment: I usually use ice for the first 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and then use heat to heal the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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Which herbs added to a hot bath are good for a muscle strain?

Which herbs added to a hot bath are good for a muscle strain?

Yes: But the main pronciple for your treatement is the moist heat. If there's no improvement in the bnext week seek attention at your local er. ...Read more

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Are there herbs added to a hot bath that are good for a muscle strain?

Not Really: There is no benefit for muscle strain by bathing in herbal products, since nothing penetrates the epidermis to the muscles. ...Read more

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My calf muscle seized up during spin class. I felt severe pain and couldn't move it. It subsided with a hot bath but still not 100%. What should I do?

My calf muscle seized up during spin class. I felt severe pain and couldn't move it. It subsided with a hot bath but still not 100%. What should I do?

Muscle: Continue to rest it and use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain every 6 hours. Cold packs may help. Drink plenty of fluids to keep your kidneys clear from muscle trauma. If you don't continue to improve, see your doctor in 2-3 days. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, can I have a hot spa bath to relieve sore muscles?

I'm pregnant, can I have a hot spa bath to relieve sore muscles?

Spa: It depends on how pregnant you are because the hot water can start to induce labor pains. ...Read more

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I have a headach and muscle pain also feeling very hot what could it be?

I have a headach and muscle pain also feeling very hot what could it be?

If your symptoms: started recently and you're otherwise healthy, these symptoms are most likely early signs of an infection. What type of infection remains to be seen. It can be narrowed down by any specific symptoms that develop later. You can always ask a follow up questions once (if) you do develop more specific symptoms. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have a back spasm and shoulder muscle pain around rotatur cuff. What can I do beside hot compresses?

I have a back spasm and shoulder muscle pain around rotatur cuff. What can I do  beside hot compresses?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Have lorazepam, 1 mg, for anxiety. Taking 1/2 of one @ bed. Helps insomnia, muscle pain and hot flashes(?!) Does that seem reasonable or concerning?

Have lorazepam, 1 mg, for anxiety. Taking 1/2 of one @ bed.  Helps insomnia, muscle pain and hot flashes(?!)  Does that seem reasonable or concerning?

Lorazepam: is a benzodiazepine drug, most commonly used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, seizures, insomnia and other anxiety related disorders. Lorazepam has been found to be physically and psychologically addictive. If concerned, ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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5 D post op D&C. 2 polyps removed. muscle pain over entire body. Succinylcholine. Now hot area in upper R leg. Comes/goes. 55 YO, possible Clot?

Possible myalgias: Succinylcholine can cause myalgias ( muscle pain) though more in well built muscular young individuals so it's possible but have ur primary doc check u to make sure its not something else like flu / viral infection, potassium level, statin type cholesterol meds etc. Same goes for hot area ( i m guessing u mean it feels hot) - clot possible but less likely. Could be other reasons. Doc shud check u ...Read more

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I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

Could be drug allerg: Drug allergies are a common cause of an itching rash. If you are taking any new medicines lately added, stop it for a couple of days. In the meantime, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once or twice a day...It might help reduce the allergy. But it can also make you sleepy, so take it at night and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Soreness ...Read more