Personal Hygiene and COPD
COPD.net is an Internet site sponsored by Health Union as a place to find information, support and friendship with others who cope with COPD. Recent posts offered tips on making our personal hygiene routines a bit easier.
•a Tveo lots of energy, after a shower or bath, use a terry cloth robe with a hood to dry off.
- A handheld shower head with long hose will make things easier so you can control the temperature, water pressure and spray.
- A sturdy shower chair and handrails are a a must.
- A long-handled brush to wash with helps.
- A caddy in the shower will hold your shampoo, conditioner and other needs, that way, you won’t risk a fall if they are
- yoIuf use oxygen, drape the tubing over the top of the shower
- Keep the temperature on the cooler side so as not to build up too much Leave the bathroom door open, leave a window slightly open or turn a fan on.
- Sometimes it may be easier for you to wash your hair in the sink rather than raising your arms in the
Answers to our Weather Quiz in the July/August issue:
1.What happens when cold air meets warm air?
It forms a a front.
2.A calm, cloudless day with little wind usually means the next day will have?
3.Several days with strong winds from the south usually mean what?
A storm is
4.What are two weather clues that a storm is coming?
High humidi- ty, cirrus clouds
5.Which state has the most annual precipita- tion?
6.Which country has the highest recorded tem- perature record? S.
7.What instrument is used to measure the water vapor content of air? Hygrometer
8.What is the recom- mended relative humid- ity to maintain indoors?
- Outdoor tempera- ture over 50˚F, indoor humidity levels shouldn’t exceed 50%
- Outdoor tempera- ture over 20˚F, indoor humidity levels shouldn’t exceed 40%
- Outdoor temperature between 0˚F and 10˚F, indoor humid- ity levels shouldn’t exceed 30%
- All of the above
- What is the minimum wind speed for a hur- ricane warning to be issued? 74 mph
- Astraphobia is a fear of what weather phe- nomenon? Thunder and lightening