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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Is taking a hot bath/shower with a pain killer a bad idea?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (19445points) February 1st, 2020

Will it interfere with the bodies ability to feel pain from hot water?

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CoffeeT's avatar

In my experience and opinion, it seems like to me that you will sleep better.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I think it would be embarrassing to be in the shower with the killer.

Seriously, however, I don’t think the danger is from not feeling the heat. I’d be more worried about the medicine (you haven’t identified it) making you lightheaded and/or nauseous and causing you to lose your balance.

anniereborn's avatar

No. If it were that strong you would be dead.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Are we talking about Tylenol or some kind of opioid here? Ether way, no. If it does then you’re taking way too much and would probably pass out, possibly go into respiratory failure before it got to the point where you couldn’t feel heat on your skin.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Darth_Algar @elbanditoroso Acetaminophen. I took a bath with it for dental pan. Everything is perfect.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Just acetaminophen? Like, over-the-counter?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Darth_Algar 2, 500mg. I’m fine now.

johnpowell's avatar

I wouldn’t worry about not feeling anything and getting burned. I would be more worried about passing out and having your head fall into the water.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@johnpowell I’m too tall to drown in the tub. Its hard enough to fit deliberately in it.

Darth_Algar's avatar


What I’m asking is did you buy this over-the-counter, or did you get it through a prescription?

If it’s over-the-counter then the only thing you really need to worry about is taking too much (generally no more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen within 24 hours) and giving yourself liver damage. Acetaminophen by itself isn’t going to make you pass out or numb you.

However there is acetaminophen with codeine (an opioid), which is marketed under, and often referred to by, the brand name Tylenol 3. Just trying to get a clearer picture of which you took. Tylenol 3 cannot be purchased over-the-counter, and can only be obtained via a doctor’s prescription. At least that’s how it is in the US, but I kinda doubt Canada’s any different in regards to this.

SEKA's avatar

I’d suggest taking the hot bath first and then take the pain killer once out of the bath

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