Can I go into the sauna when I have a cold?
We get this question a lot. Aside from the obvious relaxing effect of a visit to the sauna, it can also help treat and prevent a cold. A visit to the sauna contributes to improved resistance and a better lifestyle since it helps the body to better deal with changes in temperature. In short: visiting the sauna helps prevent the common cold and speed up the recovery.
How do I recognise a cold?
A cold usually has one or several of the following symtoms:
• Runny nose
• Nasal congestion
• Sore throat
• Head ache
• Mild tiredness
• Teary eyes
• Ear pain
Using the sauna induces a mild fever in the body. The temperature helps combat viruses, which helps prevent a full-blown fever. It is common knowledge that viruses cannot handle temperatures above 37 degrees celsius very well.
Do you currently have a fever?
When you already have a fever we advise you to not visit the sauna. Your body's temperature is already heightened. It can be rather unpleasant and possibly dangerous to increase this temperature even further. Instead, wait a few days until the fever has subsided.