Hand held fans have also proved beneficial to women during labour. By getting their partners to fan them, the women feel cooler and their partners feel useful! Many women would not be without a fan during the menopause. Whatever you may call them - hot sweats, hot flashes, hot flushes, internal fires or even "tropical moments" - these symptoms can be quite debilitating. We have also heard of patients undergoing chemotherapy benefiting from a hand held fan and, of course, they are ideal to use as a cooling agent when youngsters are ill with high temperatures.
So, convenient to carry around and a truly hand-friendly exercise, fans are a good answer in lots of situations!