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does epsom salt help swelling

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Time & patience....: Postoperative healing/resolution takes time with 3-6 months to optimize and 18-24 months to mature but never return to that before surgery. This is ho ... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Some: Soaking in epsom salt & water may helpto soothe the skin and reduce the swelling. But if it is a true ingrown toenail, at least a portion of the nail ... Read More
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience Podiatry
None: Soaking in lukewarm water will soften the nail but does nothing to cure the ingrown nail.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Decrease swelling: Ingrown nails need to be treated with minor outpatient surgery. The offending part of the nail is removed and a partial nail matriectomy (nail matrix ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You : You should see your doctor as this may indicate that you have an infection that requires treatment you cannot do as well as antibiotics.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes...: If pain and swelling is not persists, have it evaluate by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon ... 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
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
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
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A 32-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
15 years experience Podiatry
It depends : It depends on the location and severity of the wound.
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