What is Hot showers?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Hot showers can be very relaxing and soothing to sore muscles and joints. The steam from the shower can be beneficial to the sinuses and help relieve congestion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 68 8
Muscle spasms in neck and shoulders 24 6
Stiffness/spasticity 14 0
Raynaud's phenomenon 8 0
General health 5 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hot showers

Side effect Patients
Lethargy 2
Back pain 1
Cramps in legs 1
Drowsiness 1
Exhaustion 1
Lightheadedness 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hot showers

Dosage Patients
daily 15
as needed 2
twice daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Hot showers

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently using Hot showers

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 15

Stopped using Hot showers

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 9
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4 patient evaluations for Hot showers

Jan 1, 2013 (Started Feb 05, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

May 6, 2009 (Started May 06, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness)
  • Side effects
    Mild (lightheadedness, lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was afraid of elevated body temp when first diagnosed and nearly fainted in my first shower, so took only cool showers for years. I now enjoy warm/hot showers to ease the tingling in my feet and legs, and stiffness in my back, but pay close attention to my balance and get out of the shower quickly when necessary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lightheadedness, lethargy

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May 6, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain, legs, tendons, ankles, hands, wrist and lower arms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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