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Does drinking of ice water post a hot bath cause ringing in the ears?

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Posted on Sat, 29 Oct 2016
Question: I just took a hot bath and was drinking ice water. When I got out of the tub, I had ringing in my ears (almost deafening). My eyesight became very blurred and I became very dizzy and lightheaded. Is this something I should worry about?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NO need to worry but avoid drinking ice water after hot bath!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Drinking ice water after a hot bath result in abrupt and drastic changes in the body that makes it difficult for the system to adapt to instantly. Please, avoid placing such unnecessary stress to yourself. The body doesn't cope easily wth rapid changes from one extreme to the other. That's what explains all the symptoms you experienced.

Avoid similar exposures in future.

I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 minute later)
Thank you very much! It was a very scary situation and i wasnt sure what to do.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I wish you well!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I wish you well.

Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does drinking of ice water post a hot bath cause ringing in the ears?

Brief Answer: NO need to worry but avoid drinking ice water after hot bath! Detailed Answer: Hi, Drinking ice water after a hot bath result in abrupt and drastic changes in the body that makes it difficult for the system to adapt to instantly. Please, avoid placing such unnecessary stress to yourself. The body doesn't cope easily wth rapid changes from one extreme to the other. That's what explains all the symptoms you experienced. Avoid similar exposures in future. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.