Personal Hygiene and COPD 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.image279
  • 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?

The same

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?

    1. Outdoor tempera- ture over 50˚F, indoor humidity levels shouldn’t exceed 50%
    2. Outdoor tempera- ture over 20˚F, indoor humidity levels shouldn’t exceed 40%
  1. Outdoor temperature between 0˚F and 10˚F, indoor humid- ity levels shouldn’t exceed 30%
  2. All of the above
  1. What is the minimum wind speed for a hur- ricane warning to be issued? 74 mph
  2. Astraphobia is a fear of what weather phe- nomenon? Thunder and lightening