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How to use epsom salt on open wounds

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
Podiatry 16 years experience
It depends : It depends on the location and severity of the wound.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Depends on area.: The location of the wound will be the determining factor.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
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
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
OK but not needed: Sitz baths help keep the wound clean and relieve some of the rectal spasm. Epsom salts does not aide either of those functions, but does not do any h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Think that it's ok to soak to help drainage and infection, but suggest using an old fashion product, borros solution in the bath tub. This can be soun... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Epsom Salt: that is not an effective weight loss method. Bug bites will have no effect on bath it may actually help them.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Mild stretching OK: Seek the advice of a physical therapist to assist you with a personalized rehabilitation program under the guidance of your treating physician. A tail... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Try to avoid this: It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy. Epsom salt is Magnesium s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Cupp
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely: Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, has numerous uses in medicine, but i've never used it for an antacid nor have i heard of it being used as so...Magne... Read More

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