Taking a bath after ironing clothes - - bad? — PinoyExchange

Taking a bath after ironing clothes - - bad?

My mom tells me not to take a shower immediately after ironing clothes. Baka daw magka-ketong! Kakatawa nga eh pero nakakatakot din kasi. Mga Filipino superstitious beliefs nga naman!

Pero is there medical evidence to this?


  • ngii! bago sa pandinig ko yon ah, magkakaketong? :confused:
    alam ko lang, masama maligo after ironing clothes kasi pagod na pagod arms mo tapos you're so exposed pa sa heat from the iron...
    in short, pasma aabutin... :(

    [This message has been edited by dawnnah (edited 08-16-2000).]
  • Ira
    Ira Member
    It's not true. Go ahead and take a bath. Take a swim, if you want to.
  • frenzy
    frenzy Certified PExAdik
    I don't believe na magkaka-ketong. But all I know is that, don't wash any part of your body after ironing clothes, kasi mapa-pasma ka. Yun lang.
  • Ira
    Ira Member
    er....the pasma bit isn't true, either.

    Leprosy (ketong) is an infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. Contrary to popular belief, you won't catch it easily if you come in contact with someone who has it. You won't catch it in water, either.
  • Archerguy asked: Taking a bath after ironing clothes - - bad?

    It is bad only if you don't take off your freshly ironed clothes first. ;)

    Seriously now, take Ira's advice. She's correct.
  • millethsky
    millethsky Registered User
    :eek: Really??? Pasma is'nt true?? wonder.gif
  • juve_grrrl10
    juve_grrrl10 mental in the bad way
    I have quite a handful of doctor-friends and they also say pasma is just a fallacy.
  • yax-ytterp
    yax-ytterp ??d?zz????",2,"f93f4e1a0e8402088d31696886123f9fwhH
    then what causes the involuntary shaking of the hands?! you know, when you write or simply look at your hand then it's just shaking like that... :confused:

    i've been existing for 19 years and now & pasma is not true!!! i remember when i was a kid, when my dad scolded me for taking a bath after playing patentero the whole day! lol.gif

    [This message has been edited by yax-ytterp (edited 08-19-2000).]
  • Those shaking of the hands is just benign familial tremors. It's inherited, and does not really cause any significant health problems.
  • my hands shake a lot -- and i find it really disturbing... like pag may iaabot ako sa ibang tao natatawa sila kze nga sobrang nanginginig hands ko... or pag kakain (lalo na pag sa fine dining) -- all i can say is it's nakakainis!

    alright, so i won't have significant health problems with it, but still... is there something i can do about it?
  • Ira
    Ira Member
    Usually, tremors are of a benign nature, but I agree, it's a source of annoyance and embarrassment. If it's severe enough that it's affecting your daily activities, the best thing to do would be to see a neurologist who can properly examine you to rule out more serious problems, and if it turns out to be a case of Benign Familial Tremor/Essential Tremor, there are some medications which can help. However, if your tremors aren't severe enough that it affects your daily activities, taking regular medications for it will not be cost- nor health-effective, since the medications are not without its side effects. Non-drug treatment would include learning relaxation techniques and limiting intake of food with caffeine, like coffee, tea, sodas, and chocolates.
  • Paano kung Parkinson's Disease na?
  • Ira
    Ira Member
    The tremors for Parkinson's Disease is very different in characteristic from benign familial tremors commonly seen. The Parkinsonian tremors, in contrast to the benign type, are worst during rest, and it decreases during voluntary activities like writing, eating, etc. pepperish's tremors occur during activity. Parkinson's Disease also exhibits other symptoms aside from tremors, like rigidity and slowness of movement and is thus very easy to distinguish from the benign type.
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