The Pinimenthol® cold bath
What is the Pinimenthol® Cold Bath?
The Pinimenthol® Cold Bath is a liquid bath additive which, due to its ingredients, can be used for the supportive therapy of a cold. For this purpose, 30ml of the Pinimenthol® cold bath is poured into the water-filled bathtub and bathed for 10-20 minutes at 35-38ºC.
The ingredients in the Pinimenthol® cold bath are essential oils, eucalyptus oil, camphor and menthol. They are supposed to relieve the symptoms of a cold. The Pinimenthol® cold bath is also available for children. The content is limited to eucalyptus oil as an active ingredient.
The indication for the Pinimenthol® cold bath
The main indication for the Pinimenthol® cold bath is a light or creeping cold. The Pinimenthol® cold bath can have a beneficial effect, especially with complaints such as a slimy throat, sore throat or a slight cough. It can be used for all diseases that affect the upper respiratory tract, as long as there are no contraindications.
The use of the Pinimenthol® cold bath is also indicated for mild symptoms, such as frequent runny nose. It can also provide rest and relaxation in healthy people.
Find out all about the topic here: The therapy of a cold.
Which active ingredients does the Pinimenthol® cold bath contain?
The Pinimenthol cold bath contains essential oils, eucalyptus oil, camphor and menthol as active ingredients. On the one hand, the effect unfolds as the ingredients in the bath evaporate and are inhaled. They get through the nose and throat to the paranasal sinuses and bronchi. The essential oils alleviate the symptoms of the respiratory tract and are also absorbed through the skin. This is how they get into the whole body via the bloodstream.
Inhaling the eucalyptus oil supports the promotion of the bronchial mucus and thus has an expectorant effect. Camphor is an oil extracted from the camphor tree. It has an analgesic effect and helps dissolve the mucus. It also helps relax muscles and can also help with joint pain.
The well-known substance menthol is also a herbal substance. It relieves pain especially in the throat and has a cooling effect there. On the other hand, the Pinimenthol® cold bath also works through the warmth of the bath itself. This stimulates blood circulation and thus activates the body's healing processes. In addition, increased sweating leads to the loss of harmful substances from the body.
Also read the article: The cold bath.
The side effect of the Pinimenthol® cold bath
Various side effects can occur when using the Pinimenthol® cold bath. In the event of an allergy or intolerance to one of the ingredients in the Pinimenthol® cold bath, the body may react to defensive reactions. This allergic reaction manifests itself in the form of itching, reddening and the development of a rash. If such a side effect occurred after bathing with the same ingredient, further use should be avoided.
Furthermore, rapid and deep inhalation of the vapors of the bath can lead to increased coughing. The stimulus can cause bronchial spasm. Caution should also be exercised with young children. The eucalyptus oil also contained in the children's pool leads in rare cases to a spasm of the glottis, the epiglottis, due to irritation of the airways, which can be associated with respiratory paralysis. However, this side effect occurs only in very few exceptional cases.
A more common side effect is the worsening of the condition in the presence of a serious illness, for example with fever. In this case, no Pinimenthol® cold bath should be used, as the warmth in particular causes the blood vessels to expand. This results in a drop in blood pressure and an additional burden on the circulatory system.
When should a Pinimenthol® cold bath not be done?
In some cases a Pinimenthol® cold bath may not be carried out. These are mostly pre-existing illnesses that are a contraindication to taking a cold bath. The Pinimenthol® cold bath must not be used if diseases that affect the airways, such as asthma or whooping cough are known.
Bathing should also be avoided in the case of other infectious diseases that take a severe course and are accompanied by fever, as it puts additional stress on the circulation. In addition, illnesses such as heart failure or high blood pressure are contraindications to a full body bath in some cases. If such a disease is present, you should always consult a doctor.
Furthermore, the bath must not be carried out if there are some existing skin diseases. These are, for example, large open injuries or rashes. This should be avoided, especially if you are allergic to the ingredients of the Pinimenthol® cold bath.
The dosage for the Pinimenthol® cold bath
For the Pinimenthol® cold bath, the dosage can be determined individually and adapted to the desired strength of the odor. We recommend a dosage of 30ml of the Pinimenthol® cold bath in a bathtub filled with water. This usually comprises a volume of 100 liters of water.
However, the dose of the Pinimenthol® cold bath should not be increased too much, as a higher dose causes more irritation of the throat and can lead to coughing.
How expensive is the Pinimenthol® cold bath?
The Pinimenthol Cold Bath can be ordered on the Internet or bought in the pharmacy. The price depends on the one hand on the retailer and on the other hand on the size of the bottle. A 30 milliliter bottle that is roughly enough for a bath is available from a value of two euros, possibly plus shipping costs. The larger the bottle, the lower the price per 100 milliliters. A 190 milliliter bottle costs around eight euros, whereas a one liter bottle costs just 26 euros.
Is that possible during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, caution should be exercised when taking a Pinimenthol® cold bath. The ingredient camphor is described as stimulating labor when used internally. There are no confirmed test results for external use, but since the ingredients of the Pinimenthol® cold bath are inhaled while bathing, the risk of premature labor induction cannot be completely ruled out. For this reason, the ingredients should always be checked before taking a cold bath and the harmlessness discussed with the gynecologist.
Can you also inhale with a Pinimenthol® cold bath?
When bathing in the Pinimenthol® cold bath, the ingredients in the bath water are dissolved and evaporated. By inhaling the steam you are practically inhaling the Pinimenthol® cold bath. However, since the concentrations in the bottle are intended for a large bathtub and the ambient air mixes with the steam when bathing, the Pinimenthol Cold Bath should not be used for inhalation. The Pinimenthol® cold inhalation made for this purpose is better suited for inhalation. Alternatively, you can inhale with salt water or chamomile tea.
You can find more information on this topic here: Inhaling if you have a cold.
Alternatives to the Pinimenthol® cold bath
There are several alternatives to the Pinimenthol® cold bath. There are products such as the Pinimenthol® cold ointment or the Pinimenthol® cold inhalation, which represent a different form of administration of the product.
There are also cold baths from other manufacturers that contain similar substances. For example, the tetesept® cold bath has a similar composition to the Pinimenthol® cold bath. The Kneipp® cold bath SPECIAL is also a good alternative to the Pinimenthol® cold bath.