Do You Prefer A Hot Bath Over Pain Pills When It Comes To Body Aches?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
January 24, 2010 6:09pm CST
I would consider this natures way of helping aches and pains. I prefer topical pain cream such as Blue-Emu Cream(Good Stuff) and a hot bath.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Havent tryed the crweam but a hot bath is very helpful!
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
7 Feb 10
thanks for responding
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
8 Feb 10
you are welcome
@Hatley (163980)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jan 10
elmiko hi I do both think some ibuprofin and get under a hot shower but then I have some arthritis and am a senior citizen so I do what my doctor suggests. Body aches are one thing, but full blown arthritis can be much more painful and hot shower alone will not do one blasted thing but goose it a bit with the pain pills and you feel great.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
7 Feb 10
thanks for responding
• United States
31 Jan 10
hi there. for me it just depends on what is ailing me lol. if i have a backache or or stomache ache i will usually pop a asprin and get in a hot bath as hot as i can stand it. if i have a tooth ache i will pop a pain pill in a min. in case of a tooth ache i dont have any meds i have found that boiling water and placing a hot rag against my cheecks makes the pain stop immediately. but i dont like to use pain pills that often only when nothing else works.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
7 Feb 10
i've never heard about using a hot rag for a tooth ache. thanks for the suggest. i got a wisdom that should of been taken out 2 years ago. i got to get to the dentist.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Jan 10
As a matter of fact, I do prefer a hot bath when I can get one. It relaxes all of my tight muscles and I can read while I'm in there too! :-)
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
7 Feb 10
thanks for responding.
• United States
27 Jan 10
Nah, give me the pills. I can take a hot shower but sitting in the bath waiting for the water to get cold is no fun for me.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
7 Feb 10
get er done
• Canada
25 Jan 10
I prefer the pills, because it's hard for me to get in and out of the bathtub, especially when I am in pain. But when I lived in the apartment in Sedona with the in-ground hot tub with the steps and the railing going down into it (out in the back yard) I would jump in there before taking a pain pill.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
7 Feb 10
that sounds like a nice tub to have.