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Sweat Promotes Skin Repair

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At this time of year, you may be tempted to indulge in what David Cameron types might refer to as "magic", or what the rest of us call practical stuff.

Whether it's activities like repairs, diy or gardening, or perhaps outdoorsy stuff like sport or convening with nature, chances are you are going to suffer the odd cut, abrasion or minor burn / scald.

These are an annoyance because they interrupt all that lovely practical-ing. The longer these minor injuries take to heal, the bigger the interruption, so anything that will speed things up has to be welcomed.

To wit, I just discovered another factor in promoting healing, which I thought I'd share with you.

Sweat.

Yep, that's right: sweating promotes skin repair. Here's the articles :

The Surprising Healing Powers of Sweat

Add that to:

Keeping the wound moist (and therefore covered)

Vitamin C

Adequate protein intake

Happy healing and happy stuff-doing!

 

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There is increasing amounts of research coming out that regular sauna use is very good for you. Could well be a link with the mechanism you describe here.

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Absolutely true, so long as promoted by exercise as opposed to stress. Used to suffer skin problems but too active these days to do so in my fifties. Just be warned it also attracts this beast. It's the season at the moment and I have been twice bitten by the Blandford fly in the last two weeks each time summiting hills with a heavy rucksack. I do carry antihistamine for  immediate first aid and as a gardener and walker probably have a bit of immunity. Managed to get the little sucker on the last occasion and a teaspoon of blood spattered my T shirt.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/959261/nhs-warning-blandford-fly-bites-public-health-blisters-joint-pain

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1 minute ago, crashmonitor said:

Absolutely true, so long as promoted by exercise as opposed to stress. Used to suffer skin problems but too active these days to do so in my fifties. Just be warned it also attracts this beast. It's the season at the moment and I have been twice bitten by the Blandford fly in the last two weeks each time summiting hills with a heavy rucksack. I do carry antihistamine for  immediate first aid and as a gardener and walker probably have a bit of immunity. Managed to get the little sucker on the last occasion and a teaspoon of blood spattered my T shirt.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/959261/nhs-warning-blandford-fly-bites-public-health-blisters-joint-pain

Well said and something I have not concerned myself with. Tho end of season, it's also worth mentioning Ticks for outdoorsy sorts, which can cause the chonic, debilitating Lymes disease.

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8 minutes ago, JoeDavola said:

There is increasing amounts of research coming out that regular sauna use is very good for you. Could well be a link with the mechanism you describe here.

As a younger bloke, my Mum used to caution against v hot baths, claiming the might lay me open to bugs. Not sure about that, but she defo got it wrong on bacterial infections. Fever, the raising of the body's temp, is now considered a healing promoter as the invading pathogens struggle to thrive at raised temps. Same thinking is behind new advice re holding back on the nsaids in childhood fever.

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Was interesting to read, tnx. Personally I prefer to use different homemade masks like banana&oatmeal mask or simple coconut oil mask

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14 May

The worst form of fly is the McDonnell fly. It is a member of the Socialist species. They tend to remove all of your blood and then use their momentum to splatter it about - a process known as Corbynism. It is thought that McDonnell will use Corbynism to destroy this country to produce a Marxist state.

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