Is it safe to take a bath after a long hard day's work?

@redphile (2267)
Philippines
May 27, 2010 11:07pm CST
My mom says that I should not take a bath after a long tiring day at work. that I should rest first for a couple of hours before showering my whole self in water. She said that there is a negative reaction on my body, or that I might go crazy, (dunno why?). What do you think of this? Sometimes its so hot that I want to go straight to the shower and just wash away all the dirt I encountered on the way. Do you think its true? And what are the negative effects?
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@annavi23 (6305)
• Philippines
28 May 10
hi redphile, you know i don't take a bath after a long day's work. i just shower up not washing my head.sometimes i just wipe myself with a wet towel with soap and rinse again using towel so that i won't get too wet.i just feel like tired and weak if i do bath myself after being tired the whole day. i don't wash my head.i guess that's what your mother's talking about that you would go crazy if you sleep with wet hair.sometimes sleeping with wet hair can cause your head ache.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
That's what I'm scared of washing my hair, probably to clear things, what I was told not to do is to wash my hair/head after a long tiring work at the office, because it might give me headache or something. Especially if you are so sleepy and you forgot that your hair is still wet.
@annavi23 (6305)
• Philippines
29 May 10
yes my friend! that's what i'm saying!
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
30 May 10
we can never be too careful you know.
@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
28 May 10
Yes, because you can drown your self with it, if your body is to exhausted by work you breathing is kinda hard right? and when you take a bath with that a sudden burst to your breathing may make you more hard to breath well that's only my theory since I experience it and also when you are exhausted you feel something hot flowing out your body, right? let your body take rest first and release those warm feeling in your body before taking a bath, I know a person who got hospitalize because he always take a shower after playing basket ball even he is so sweaty, he told us that, that is reason why he got confine in hospital
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Yeah that's what I'm talking about, I think that is the right explanation. Especially with the hot weather now, when I get home, I'm always sweaty and so tired, so I don't go straight to bath, I rest at least a few minutes before taking a bath.
@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
29 May 10
that would be good, well there's nothing wrong to be more cautious on our every day activity in life, mostly on the part of our health, we need to be more care we only have one life to live so let all value it.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
30 May 10
i definitely agree!
@qianyun6 (2071)
• China
28 May 10
Maybe your mom is right. Taking bath is a hard work,maybe you have never realized. It costs a lot of physical power when you take a bath, especially if you like hot water. Weak body could lapse into a coma - don't take it as a joke, it's my really experience. But if you are strong and heathy, you can ignore my experience.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
I experienced before that I got dizzy and headache, when I took a bath even if I was so tired after work or a sporting activity. OOH! I don't want to go into coma, I have not experienced even having been confined in a hospital!
@qianyun6 (2071)
• China
29 May 10
Never been confined in a hospital? You are so heathy, I admire you...
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
29 May 10
If your body is overheated when you get home from work, you definitely should not immediately go in and take a cold shower. If you really feel like you need to take a shower immediately after you get off of work and you are extremely hot, then you should take a warm or lukewarm shower. The reason that it really isn't safe to take a cold shower when your body is very warm is that the rapid change in your core body temperature can cause you to go into shock.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
I agree, but then probably a shower on my body, but my head when I do that, I get dizzy and afraid that that Itll do something with my head.
• Philippines
29 May 10
hmmm i think maybe its because your heart is pumping soo much blood when your exhausted and tired especially when your sweaty then thats the time to rest first before taking a shower but if ever your gonna use hot shower then i think its fine though! ^^
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
better safe than sorry! and if Im too tired, I cant even move too fast so I always take a rest before taking a full bath. =)
@Bookmite (53)
• United States
29 May 10
You don't have to rest for a couple of hours before taking a bath or shower, but if you have a strenuous job with a lot of heavy physical activity and your body is heated up, you should give yourself around ten minutes to let your body temp cool down to normal before your shower or bath. A shower or bath after a hard day at work is a good way to relax and refresh your body. There are no negative effects. However, if your mom is really concerned about this and you want to honor her wishes out of respect and consideration, there's no harm in waiting that couple of hours either.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
yeah love my mom for being concerned and all that. And I think that its better to really take a good rest at least 30 minutes or so, before taking a full bath from head to toe.
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Yes its always safe to take a bath after a long hard day's work. Based on my experience nothing bad has ever happened to me after doing this. I always take a bath after work. I don't think there's really negative effects. Maybe its just all urban legends.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
LOL on urban legends. Well, you never know, its better safe than sorry or prevention is better than cure. =) Thanks and good for you that there are no negative effects on you.
• Indonesia
29 May 10
When you work the whole day, you're body temperature raised a bit. So sometimes you get sweat, and it's for cooling you off, besides clearing the poison in your body. So if you take a shower, you're body become cold with water in a sudden, and your sweat stops coming out, and stayed in your body. It doesn't mean that it could be a problem to your health, but it's a lot better if you cooling off a bit before you taking a shower, wait until your sweat and body temperature to adjust.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
adjust! I think thats the right term for the body temperature to adjust since coming from work and the travel time, we would all be sweaty and hot, so its better to at least get a rest before taking a cold or even a warm bath, especially if taking a full bath from head to toe.
• China
29 May 10
i think your mother is right.bueause my mother says that to me.but i don't think it should need so long time.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
It's safe to say that its true. Mothers just wants the best for their children right.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
28 May 10
I really cant see how having a wash after working hard could possibly be of any harm to your health what so ever. If you are tired then going in a bath may not be a wise idea, incase you fall asleep. If you are having a shower there is no possibility of this happening, so whats the problem.When I finish work especially after a hot day, the last thing I want to do is sit about for a couple of hours in my own sweat and dirt. Have a wash and getting refreshed can only have positive effects. Stay clean and have an enjoyable time here in myLot.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
yeah, I know, we all want to wash away the dirt and sweat which I do. But not right away, not immediately. At least I would want to take like a 30 minute rest before soaking in the water.
@Blondie2222 (11668)
• United States
28 May 10
I've never heard such a thing. I think it's just a mythm that was told to her and she believes it and is passing it on to her children. I always jump right in the shower when I get home and nothing is wrong wit me? I know alot of people that do as well. So just go with what oyu think is best!
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Maybe its a myth or a superstition of oldies. lol. Well, I try to take a shower but don't really wash my hair if I get home from work. Just a short shower on my body would be fine. I get dizzy if I wash my hair/head if I'm tired.
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
28 May 10
You should ask your mom about this, find out where she heard that from because now I'm curious lol. I've never heard of this happening ever. I don't think it's true either. In fact, everyone I know has a bath after work especually working at my work. I work in a nursing home and by the time I leave that's all I think about is getting into the shower because I'm dealing with germs all night long. Take care
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Yeah, if you're curious, well guess what, I am too. LOL. anyway, I don't think there's something wrong if I follow my mom. Mothers knows best, maybe its from her experience or something. So its okay. Thanks.
• India
28 May 10
i dont know whether taking bath affects something in you, its true that when you work for the whole day its better you should not have a hot water bath but its not true that having bath as soon as you come form work effects the ehalth
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Maybe I should do a little more research which is which. Hmm. I don't think either way, there's no negative effect which is that critical to worry about.
@cream97 (29183)
• United States
28 May 10
Hi, redphile. I have never heard of this before. If I am very tired from walking and being out in the sun, I will rest myself some. That way I can gain my energy back so that I can take a shower. Maybe you should try doing this yourself. I don't think that there are any negative effects of showering after you get off from work.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Well, its better safe than sorry. But thanks, I don't think something wrong will happen either way.
@ronz30 (277)
• Philippines
28 May 10
Yes ofcourse .. I think it even helps us to refresh our body from being tired all day long and become relax ..
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
yup, shower is fine, to refresh my tired body and a good sleep.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
28 May 10
Ya especially those who just finish a strenous heavy work or exercise,better wait like half hour before hitting the shower.Because let your body cold down first. Sometime if hit the shower immediately the head will feel dizzy. Usually after gym , cold down first mop the sweat with towel first, do some light strecthing first before hit the showers.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Yeah that's my practice everyday. I'm also careful not to wash my eyes and face too, as I might get dizzy which happened before, I try to rest my eyes and body first before I immerse myself in water.
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
28 May 10
yeah i've heard of that too, but i dont believe it. there are days when a warm relaxing bath is such a therapy to my tired self. i dont know, i get relaxed physically and mentally at least. sometimes too you feel so icky after a hard day's work, so what else to do but suds up and freshen up right? imagine going to bed with all the grime and dirt... yaiks.... cheers and happy myLotting!
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
shower is fine, but washing my hair/head is something I don't do. I don't want to go to bed with wet hair. I have long hair and it will takes a long time to dry it up.
@Rysonia (310)
• United States
28 May 10
It is possible if your body is over heated and the water to cold to send your body into shock. Generally when you come in from the outdoors and are overheated it is best to wait a little bit (maybe half an hour) and allow your body to become accustomed to the temperature of the house you are in and then to make sure not to use cold water when you go to take your shower/bath. I know of no way you can go crazy from taking a shower or bath, just that it is possible for your body to have an adverse reaction if you are not careful about things such as temperature. She appears to have heard of this but to have taken it a bit further then is actually necessary.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Yeah I think that's what it is, hmm. the going crazy part, well I think its just superstition, like if you go to bed with wet hair, you'll go crazy. Maybe because you'll get a crazy headache every time and if done always, then well, you might go crazy. lol.
• Philippines
28 May 10
I always take a bath after hitting the gym and i never got anything. No sickness or anything. I don't think it's true either.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Well good for you! Hopefully it will continue for you to stay healthy and strong =)
@bwaybaby (905)
• United States
28 May 10
I don't think there's anything wrong with taking a shower right after work. My yoga program thing said that you shouldn't bathe for a half hour after doing yoga, but I don't quite understand that. I really can't think of any negative effects, though.
@redphile (2267)
• Philippines
29 May 10
MaYBE you should try asking, I don't quite understand as well, but I think there's no harm in following. =)