Hot baths,hot tubs,sauna,hot sun -UC

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Old Mike
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   Posted 4/1/2013 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone see any improvement in your UC after prolonged stay in heat,even al little bit.
I seem to feel generally better after a real hot bath,not that I have noticed anything with the UC don't take many baths,usually shower.
Might be interesting to try if you have a hot tub.
Has a lot to do with HO-1 may start a thread on HO-1.
Old Mike

Post Edited (Old Mike) : 4/1/2013 12:15:16 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/1/2013 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I love the beach and tanning. I don't see any drastic changes after a day at the beach. I do feel more relaxed, which is good.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm...When I do my DMSO I get in the tub and have hot water around me because it sometimes gets cold doing it on the bed after I clean my body very well for it. Maybe they are both working together on the OH-1?
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   Posted 4/1/2013 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
i don't think anyone can deny that a hot bath feels amazing. same with sunbathing- the heat feels good against our skin. i don't think it's done anything for my UC, just my general well-being.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm always drawn to the heat. Be it a hot bath or a dip in the hot tub. Always feel 100% better after, but it's very short lived unfortunately. While I'm in it though - it's always as if the disease went away for that time period.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the other responders- nice soothing heat of bath can soothe the body temporarily, but it never had any actial impact on my IBD. In bad flares I would have hot baths quite iften for that temporary relief though.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I mostly flare during the winter, I feel better any time I can get warmer whether it's a shower, bath, standing by the wood stove, but nothing beats summer sun/heat!

I think a big part of UC is general well being/comfort, when I am happy, warm and worry free even for a short time I generally feel better and my UC is noticeably less if bothersome at all.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
The warm to hot water helps with the pain just like a heating pad would. But it doesn't improve it or anything.
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Old Mike
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   Posted 4/1/2013 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess this is really talking about hyperthermia,where you would stay in a hot hot tub,for say 1/2 an hour or more,they do hypothermia treatments but they raise the body temp to 104 F,a little dangerou if you dont watch it. They do this for 4 or so hours with infrared heat in german spas,then you need a 4 hour recovery period,this is not for UC but what I found on hyperthermia treatment.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel better in all of those situations because my detox pathways open and I sweat.
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