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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Inflammation of the nose and sinuses can cause non-specific neck pain. If true, then effectively treating the sinus issues will lead to more lasting ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Epsom salt: Epsom salt is magnesium, so depending on how much you put in you may be getting magnesium overload. Normally it should relax muscles and but high dose ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy: Take an antihistamine such as Benadryl or Claritin. Good Luck
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No issues: unless the rare individual who might be sensitive to the contents, usually quite gentle when used only externally in bath water
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No such thing: Epsom salt has not been known to cause allergic reaction.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Eczema is best treated by avoidance of irritants / solvents / soaps and the application of moisturizers and topical steroids.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omobola Oji
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: There is no known cure for Ebola virus
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Contact dermatitis: Antihistamines may help the itch that occurs with allergic rushes, but allergic contact dermatitis often responds best to topical steroid creams.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help to reduce the runny nose or hives if you have these types of reaction. In anaphylaxis, you must use epinephrine.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
No: Epsom salts despite having been used forever under the assumption that the salts stop bacteria or dry it out, appear to have little or no such effect.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
It is one thing : This is only one thing. You probably have need steroids. You should see your dermatologist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: also take ibuprofen/tylenol and apply calamine lotion.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerv ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Salts: Epsom salts have been used for years as a face scrub with some benefits,...I am not too familiar/sure about pink salts.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
11 years experience Family Medicine
Epsom salt baths: Soaking in a bath with epsom salt should not cause diarrhea. It can cause sensitivity around your genitals and anal region if you are sensitive to the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oatmeal soaks: Are often used for poison ivy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Ingredients: You will have to get into the habit of carefully reading ingredients on everything.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes it is ok. There is no problem, and it is actually good to soften your stools if you have hemorrhoids.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hemorrhoids?: Epsom salts are excellent for this purpose. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submer ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Dont do it: It will harm the vital healing tissues.

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