During prodome and the pain phase of migraine attack, you should avoid showering because it can wear you out and may ratchet up the pain. Combine couple of days of not showering with the migraine symptoms of night sweats, and you may feel disgusting. We are providing few valuable tips that will help you in keeping yourself clean when you’ve reached your limit of grime.
* Make your water only as hot as you fell is comfortable for you. Too hot water may make your head pound (unless you’re among those lucky few whose migraines are easily relieved by hot water). Too cold water is also not suitable as it can tense up your muscles and worsen your attack.
* Try to spend less time under the water by using soap only on your stinky bits. You can use just water to clean up your feet, underarms, and genitals (many people don’t use any type of soap at all.) An added bonus of this approach is that your skin won’t be as dry if you don’t use soap on it. You will also be able to avoid the energy-intensive step of lotion.
* Try a Navy shower. Turn off the water once you get wet, then soap up, and turn the water back on to easily rinse off. It’s not best in the winter, but will work fine in summer.
* You can skin shower and clean up in a shallow bath. Again, it’s important that your water isn’t too hot. The biggest benefit of bath is that you can easily sit down while cleaning yourself. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of not rinsing, just go ahead and do a quick rinse under the shower once you’re finished.
* Try a cool rinse right at the end of your shower, as it can help revive you. However, avoid too cold as your muscles may rebel.
* If you’re sensitive to odors and you get chlorinated water, get a high quality chlorine filter installed for your shower head. You may have to spend few bucks on a replacement filter about once a year, depending on the frequency of use. This step will also make your skin less dry.