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Allergic reaction to epsom salt bath

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Allergy: Take an antihistamine such as Benadryl or Claritin. Good Luck
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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No issues: unless the rare individual who might be sensitive to the contents, usually quite gentle when used only externally in bath water
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not likely: A bath of any kind may be soothing but neither a regular bath or salt bath is likely to solve the problem of a Bartholin cyst. If the cyst is bothers... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
EPSOM SALT BATH?: THE ANSWER IS NO! ALMOST EVERYONE CAN TAKE EPSOM SALT BATHS.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
1/4 cup: Put warm water into your sitz bath until it's about 1/3 of the way full. Add 1/4 cup of epsom salt. Then add yourself. Hope it helps!
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Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Opinions differ: I would wait a couple of days as it might be quite tender. While the epsom salt will not hurt the newly circumcised penis, it may irritate it. I usu... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Epsom Salts: in bath water is usually pretty safe. But since the cause of the pain isn't known - can't predict if it will be any help.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Epsom Salt: that is not an effective weight loss method. Bug bites will have no effect on bath it may actually help them.

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