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how to make an epsom salt soak for infected toes

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
32 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
Please : Please see your physician. A patient with a wound on the foot can get in serious trouble. The wound can easily get infected and not heal well. This ... Read More
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A 51-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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: soaking your toe in Epsom salts and warm water is a good treatment at home for an ingrown toenail. If the pain and swelling and redness does not decre ... Read More
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A 46-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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A male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sea Salt, Table Salt: Can substitute Sea Salt or Table Salt instead.
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Toenail fungus: Listerine will not treat toenail fungus. See a doctor or podiatrist for an appreciate prescription medication.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
No...: You risk burning yourself with the temperature of the water and chemically due to the basic ph of the bleach. Make an appointment to see a podiatrist ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May be : You feel comfortable , but removal will help.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That is perfectly fine to do. You can also take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Do not: Soak your wound in anything but regular water. Keep it clean and covered and change the dressing at least once a day . Don't use any epsom salt, perox ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
Draw it out: The epsom salts can draw out any pus in the area helping alleviate the swelling in the toe. You should still see a podiatrist to make sure the nail i ... Read More
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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
Soaking can help: You can try to soak the foot in some warm water and epsom salt. This may relieve the pain until you can have the offending part of the nail removed f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Warm water: the idea behind the warm soaks and even more so with epsom salts is it helps with swelling. A warm towel may work just as well for you.
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A 38-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 female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerv ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Boils: The best way to treat a boil is to naturally cut it open and get the infected gunk out. You can do that best by going to a dermatologist for incision ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neither: The ear canals are self cleaning structures. The skin of the ear canals and eardrums migrate toward the outer opening automatically as the dead skin c ... Read More
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