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how to soak open wounds in epsom salt

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 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 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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has no ... 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May be : You feel comfortable , but removal will help.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Epsom Salt: that is not an effective weight loss method. Bug bites will have no effect on bath it may actually help them.
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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 39-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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
It should not: it should not,you have to change the concentration,by diluting the solution, if it keep happening,you have some kind of allergy,so you should do the s ... Read More

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