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can you use epsom salt on your face

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 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
None of what...: ...You've mentioned will help at all. Conventional treatment is to either chemically burn or freeze them off; but they sometimes come right back. A ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection. : If you have a new onset of symptoms of this nature with a stiff neck, I would recommend you be seen. Possibilities are likely viral process, but eithe ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: If the swelling is new onset ice would be better. Ice stops inflammation. Epson salts in warm water are better for old or chronic swelling due to bur ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Won't work: Neither will beer or baking soda or sleeping with it smeared with honey. Use a real rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, g ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Salts in bath: Epsom salts, Dead sea salts and other specialty salts can be great.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Different: Table salt is sodium chloride, while Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. They are entirely different compounds. While is will not be harmful to bathe in ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
7 years experience Family Medicine
Skin care: Depends on what you want out of washing your face. Natural oils serve to protect our skin, keep bacteria from infecting us, and generally protect us ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: However, acne that's troublesome on the back usually requires at least a topical antibiotic, and often a systemic antibiotic. A woman who can take and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would be concerned: That dettol liquid antiseptic /disinfectant could cause irritation and change vaginal ph.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: There is such a small amount of alcohol in a alcohol pad. There is not enough to hurt you
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: It is a low potency topical steroid cream, lotion, ointment ; available as a foam. Used for eczema, psoriasis or contact dermatitis. Considered safe t ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Not recommended but safe.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,you: can.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
30 years experience Pain Management
Maybe.: Topical analgesics can be helpful when used as directed for treating painful skin or tissue. If the skin is broken, chapped, or bleeding, however, an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Question makes no se: This is to be used once a day, usually bedtime. If you use it 3x a day, how do you have an "off" day? If you READ THE LABEL on your deodorant you will ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Lukewarm: Water.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: One should be careful to avoid the eyes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
No point: Clobetasol cream is meant to remain on your skin and not to be washed off. To be effective it needs to be on your skin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Toenail fungus: Listerine will not treat toenail fungus. See a doctor or podiatrist for an appreciate prescription medication.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Won't work: It's an antifungal. If your "acne" is really pityrosporum infection / tinea / folliculutis, it will work wonders. If it's real acne, get with your per ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No A!C change: Since this product is being used externally, then very little of it should be absorbed unless you are soaking in a bath tub with the same.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Variable: If you have a true infection, you should be on antibiotics. You should find a health care professional who can examine you and prescribe one. There is ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
See your doctor!: If it is a burn, you may need wound care since your face can be disfigured. More worrisome is that the burn is actually an infection or an abscess cau ... Read More

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