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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Temperature sensitivity to heat 24 5
Heat intolerance 9 0
Fatigue 5 2
General health 2 0
Improve mobility 2 1
Multiple Sclerosis 2 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 0
Mild 2
None 7

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

Side effect Patients
Chills 1
Cold sensations (coldness) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cold Showers/bath

Dosage Patients
as needed 3
daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Cold Showers/bath

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Cold Showers/bath

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped using Cold Showers/bath

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Cold Showers/bath

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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Temperature sensitivity to heat)
  • side effects
    Mild (Chills)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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