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Does epsom salt help swelling

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
May "sound": very UNCOMFORTABLE but ICE is STILL the best method FROZEN PEAS OR CORD POUCHES WRAPPED IN dishtowels!!! NOT EPSOM SALTS! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
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
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
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
Podiatry 9 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Not really: It may help to dry the area, but it will not cure it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
Wound care 17 years experience
It depends : It depends on the location and severity of the wound.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Janousky
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Magnesium: Yes, magnesium is a very soothing agent. Some clinicians recommend them for children with autism to help with relaxation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Epsom salts -lose wt: No it is not safe to take epsom salts to lose weight.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Try to avoid this: It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy. Epsom salt is Magnesium s... Read More
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