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Should an elderly woman with neuropathy be allowed to sit in a car when it is warm out?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neuropathy

Sitting in a car when it is warm out can be harmful if there is insufficient ventilation.
Air conditioning or keeping the windows down may be helpful. Neuropathy may be of concern if it affects sweating or mobility, since a person who becomes overheated may not be able to adjust or seek better shelter. If the inside car temp is significant, sitting in a car would not be safe for anyone.

In brief: Neuropathy

Sitting in a car when it is warm out can be harmful if there is insufficient ventilation.
Air conditioning or keeping the windows down may be helpful. Neuropathy may be of concern if it affects sweating or mobility, since a person who becomes overheated may not be able to adjust or seek better shelter. If the inside car temp is significant, sitting in a car would not be safe for anyone.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Warm is ok.

Warm is ok.... Hot is not good.

In brief: Warm is ok.

Warm is ok.... Hot is not good.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Confusing

Nobody should be locked in a car when it is hot out as the internal temperature of the car can get very high very quickly.
If you are asking about an elderly person riding in a car on a hot day i see no reason why not.

In brief: Confusing

Nobody should be locked in a car when it is hot out as the internal temperature of the car can get very high very quickly.
If you are asking about an elderly person riding in a car on a hot day i see no reason why not.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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