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how to use epsom salt on open wounds

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 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 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. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
They Don't: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Wash wound with soap and water to clean it out then rinse with water. This will wash dirt and bacteria out of the wound.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Bad Idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, epsom salts, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( re ... Read More
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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Follow surgical instructions. Usually keep dry and non adherent cover. Your's could be special so discuss with surgeons office.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: Am not aware of any study that has been done on this. The first question would obviously be "What wounds?" and what are they due to? Need more info be ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
No: What are you trying to heal in your mouth? Have your doctor or dentist look at them or if any thing has been operated on check with surgeon.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Salt water will burn: Vitamin B,prescription Acyclovir or famvir (famciclovir)
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
It will: It will only help if the wound is crusty.
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: The salt draws out some toxins.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Neosporin: I do not recommend neosporin as 15-20% of the population have an allergic reaction to neomycin in the neosporin.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Blood Supply: Hot compresses increase blood flow to the area and can increase the elasticity of the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the joints, thus minim ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
7-10 days.: 7-10 days.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Soap and water: For minor cuts and abrasions, gentle cleansing with soap and water is recommended.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Very: But don't forget to apply an antiseptic.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Possibly...: It is important to keep it covered using a band-aid. Keep an eye on it and make sure ti doesn't get infected.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not Safe: Ingestion can cause death.In one tablespoon there is 35 grms of magnesium sulphate which is toxic dose.

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