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Warmer weather is here and many with MS experience heat sensitivity. Heat sensitivity can be caused by a rise in body temperature from exercise, staying outside in high humidity, or taking a hot bath or shower. This can exacerbate MS symptoms, which we call a pseudorelapse.
It is very important to remember that these potential symptoms caused by heat and humidity are not harmful and are also temporary. Symptoms related to heat sensitivity usually reverse once the source of heat is removed. Here are some helpful tips to decrease negative effects from heat:
As always, our nursing line is open to answer any questions or concerns.