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Is it bad for you to take hot baths when you have the flu?

If you have the flu and have a fever, you can take a lukewarm, not hot or cold, shower! Also drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Delmy Reply:

    There are lots of ways to just feel better when it's cold and flu season again. If you don't already have some, go directly to the Pharmacy and get some ZICAM. Just like the tea, it will hydrate you, warm you up, and have the added benefit of along with the illness, I find that there is nothing more soothing than a hot bath. Source:

  2. Vernetta Reply:

    but is the taking of a hot bath if you have cold/flu not really practiced it comes in handy if you’ve had a stressful day or really bad cold/flu.

  3. Domonique Reply:

    What are you going to believe? What you hear, or what your own body tells you? If you feel good and are healthy, that is a datum that the people who say a hot bath isn’t good for you will have to work into their theory. I save deep hot bath… Source:

  4. Fanny Reply:

    There is a potential danger to the fetus if your body temperature rises above 102 degrees. Avoid hot baths for this reason. Source:

  5. Elizebeth Reply:

    According to the American Pregnancy Association, pregnant women should avoid hot tubs, especially during the first trimester. Source:

  6. Manuela Reply:

    why are hot baths bad for to avoid baths and to you in pregnancy? hiya im 36 weeks at reading a pregnancy week by the moment and i was week online and it said take showers now

  7. Ardell Reply:

    Awww!!! Im sorry that you are feeling so miserable! Typically, the flu comes on hard and strong! You will feel fine one minute, then you will feel as if you have been hit by a truck! Colds on the other hand, usually begin with a symptom or two and builds up! You sound very feverish as well! My advice is of course to see a doctor! This is to be sure that you do not have a bacterial infection brewing as well! This is very common when initially having a viral infection! In the meanwhile, make sure that you keep yourself well hydrated and dont forget to eat! Myself, when I am feverish, I let my body do what it needs to! It speeds up the process of fighting the illness off! When it comes time to go to bed, that is when I will take some ibuprofen or Tylenol to be more comfortable! If you have a cold or flu medication that helps you, go for it! Unfortunately, it is just the tincture of time, with rest and eating and drinking that will do the trick! Feel better soon and dont forget to try and get to the doctor! I know that is the last thing that you want, but better safe than sorry! Try and have a happy New Years Eve and im sure the new year will bring you a much better time! Best of luck to you!

  8. Maricruz Reply:

    You don't want to dampen the fire, and you do have to feed it. . Flu causes nausea, and you need energy to get over a cold so eat soup, hot foods, I've always found that if you freeze a fever and heat a cold, as in hot or cold showers, it works . about medicine – when people contracted some bad fevers, they usually died

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