taking a bath after heat exposure (like in the kitchen) can make you sick?

Philippines
January 20, 2010 1:15am CST
Hello Everyone, I work in a restaurant for a month already and I'm assigned in the kitchen. During break time i wash my face and when I arrive home, I take a few minutes rest (about half an hour) and then I take a bath before I sleep. Is it a bad habit? I mean, can you get sick if you wet yourself after exposure from heat? Thanks in advance. Anton
4 responses
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Hi there and welcome to MyLot! I've never heard of this before but I have worked in a kitchen and would not hesitate to run a bath once I arrived back home. I like really hot baths (everyone is different) so, perhaps if yours was a little cooler it would be ok?
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
hello. thank you Janey1966. well i use warm water when i take a bath at night its more soothing for me. thanks for your response my friend.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
23 Jan 10
You are so very welcome!
@mystone (42)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 10
Hi.. I don't think that's a bad habit. I mean, you didn't take a bath right after you get the heat exposure, but you take a few minutes rest before it. So your body temperature already getting cooler when you wet yourself. I think what cause the sickness is the extreme change of the body temperature. If you take time for your body to become cooler before you take a bath, then your body won't experience an extreme temperature changes. And that means you won't get sick because of that habit..
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
oh thats a good news...well i think you are right...i have to agree with you...thats what i do...i take an hour rest before i take a bath...i think thats enough time to cool my body... thank you for the response...its really helpful... God Bless
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Yes it's not a good habit taking a bath after heat exposure or if you're tired. You'll experience body pains resulting to flu or cause of rheumatism or atrithis. If you worked all day or was in the kitchen just wipe your face or body with towel after a rest but never take a bath. You can take a bath the following morning.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
oh i see. so this is what my co-employee was telling me about. thanks for you response bing28. it is really helpful.
@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
Hello antonthewise,Welcome to mylot!Well,base on my experienced i can say yes.Especially when your body resistance are so low.It happened to me twice,after to much exposure in the sun and in the kitchen i took a bath,to make me fresh.But in middle in the night i got sick.So now,i would not do it any more for my good health.Good luck!
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Hi. thanks Hazelrose. oh i see, but i have been doing this for a month already and thank God i haven't got sick yet. but i don't want to wait till i get sick though. thanks for your response.