Showering and MS Symptoms

Most of us look forward to taking a refreshing shower each morning. It allows us to wake up, feeling ready to face the demands of a brand-new day.

For those who have heat-sensitive MS, simply taking a shower is not so simple. If the water temperature is too hot, it will temporarily intensify MS symptoms. For example, numbness may be increased.

Decreased sensation in one’s lower extremities is potentially dangerous. Several times, I have inadvertently knicked my skin while attempting to shave my legs.

I have nearly fallen in the shower, due to decreased sensation in my lower extremities when I happened to take an exceptionally hot, long shower.

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