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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 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
EPSOM SALT BATH?: THE ANSWER IS NO! ALMOST EVERYONE CAN TAKE EPSOM SALT BATHS.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
1/4 cup: Put warm water into your sitz bath until it's about 1/3 of the way full. Add 1/4 cup of epsom salt. Then add yourself. Hope it helps!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Epsom salts are for bathing or soaking in, not drinking. While the properties of epsom salt can be found in other medications, definitely it is not s ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but...: Yes, but it has little value.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That should be fine and should not cause any interaction.
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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It softens them.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Unless the water is hot enough to burn you then bathing is perfectly acceptable.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't see a problm: I can't see any evidence that this material would leach into your body & bother baby. I wouldn't drink any unless you want to get the runs.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: Epsom salts are safe to bathe in during pregnancy and relaxing. Make sure the water isn't too hot. Enjoy your relaxing bath.
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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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Radox: Radox is mainly mineral, however there are several products that have other things added. I would ask your doctor specifically if a certain product i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Epsom salts: Is a magnesium salt and a good way to get it. You are either sensitive to magnesium or sit in the bath too long.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: As long as you are using them on your skin there is no problem.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Epson salts: will not bring on labour, but may slow onset of labour
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Epsom salt contains magnesium. If it gets in the GI tract, it will cause diarrhea. It is also a drying agent and may irritate "sensitive" tissue. I ... Read More
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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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe for bath : Epsom salts sre safe for soaking in the bath during pregnancy, they should not be ingested, however.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would encourage you: To avoid unnecessary procedures when pregnant.

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