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epsom salt bath candida

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sireesha Vemuri
16 years experience Family Medicine
Need location: The cause of infection is more important than infection itself. Candida is a natural yeast on our body if it is over growing means something is wrong ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clitoral sore: Sores on the vulva, outer vagina and even the clitoral area can represent herpes I or II. Get a serum IgM for herpes test to be certain. Urine will m ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Antifungal medication such as clotrimazole
A 54-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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It softens them.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Eczema is best treated by avoidance of irritants / solvents / soaps and the application of moisturizers and topical steroids.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Epsom salt baths are not harmful to a pregnancy. You do want to make sure that the water you are soaking in isn't too hot, particularly in the first ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: They can be added to a sitz bath. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal ar ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
yes: It will help to dry them out.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
11 years experience Family Medicine
Epsom salt baths: Soaking in a bath with epsom salt should not cause diarrhea. It can cause sensitivity around your genitals and anal region if you are sensitive to the ... Read More
A 39-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 24-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hemorrhoids?: Epsom salts are excellent for this purpose. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submer ... Read More
A 41-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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not really: It might help by causing muscle relaxation and relieving the pain. This is not a function of the salt.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Dont do it: It will harm the vital healing tissues.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but...: Yes, but it has little value.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
No: If you have an abscess, it needs to be drained. You need to see a surgeon.
A 50-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.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: also take ibuprofen/tylenol and apply calamine lotion.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them ... Read More

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