What is Cold Showers/bath?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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See also: Cooling Vest

Cold showers help to decrease the body temperature. Increased body temperature can worsen MS symptoms by causing the nerves already affected by MS to function even more poorly.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Cold Showers/bath"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
7

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Cold Showers/bath

Cold sensations (coldness) 1
Sleepiness 1
Chills 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Cold Showers/bath (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Not indicated 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped using Cold Showers/bath

Duration

Currently Using Cold Showers/bath
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 10
Stopped Using Cold Showers/bath
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
1 10%
Usually
6 60%
Sometimes
3 30%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 10%
Somewhat
1 10%
A little
2 20%
Not at all
6 60%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
3 100%
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2 patient evaluations for Cold Showers/bath

katbro
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katbro
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See katbro's full Cold Showers/bath history

Sep 27, 2008 (Started Apr 22, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Temperature sensitivity to heat: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Chills

  • 0 helpful marks
ecurra19
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ecurra19
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: severe
Swallowing: severe
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

See ecurra19's full Cold Showers/bath history

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Feb 05, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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