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does epsom salt help bruises

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
If still: Ambulatory then activity as tolerated. If severe pain with walking may want to consider an x-ray of the hip and pelvis.
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
A few more things: One of my favorite treatments is a topical cream with homeopathic arnica; this helps many and research supports it (there are both positive and negati ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fascitiis : Is what it sounds like. Night splints are very helpful when sleeping. Achilles' tendon stretching and otc arch supports. If these fail visit the podia ... Read More
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plantar Fasciitis: Stretching calf including the use of night splint. Intrinsic muscle strengthening of foot. Antiinflammatory and ice. Accommodative splint or orthotic. ... Read More
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience Podiatry
Heel pain: There are many different types of heel pain. From one of the most common such as plantar fasciitis/fasciosis, to nerve pain, metabolic autoimmunity c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warm water only: Skip the Epsom salts and use simply warm water baths as the magnesium in the Epsom salts can cause vaginal pH changes and problems.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About older guys: A person in his 70's with changes in pooping needs to be evaluated by his primary care doctor. If the changes are new and they all go away after using ... Read More
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A 33-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not really: It may help to dry the area, but it will not cure it.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Janousky
36 years experience Pediatrics
Magnesium: Yes, magnesium is a very soothing agent. Some clinicians recommend them for children with autism to help with relaxation.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Epsom salt laxative: All laxatives are dangerous if not used properly. Discuss with your Dr. as to your situation.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium: Epsom salts are great for muscle relaxation as well as for helping to treat mildly irritated skin. Epsom salt is basically magnesium chloride. Soakin ... Read More
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A 43-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.

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