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i injured my hand and want to soak it but have no epsom salt

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Infected or not?: I am unclear as to whether your toenail is bothering you because it is infected or just not nice to look at? It should grow out again in time. Dependi ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a wee ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Moisturizer : Avoid immersion of your hands in water p, apply a fragrance free moisturizer several times per day and continue to apply hydrocortisone cream three ti ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
REST, ICE, SPLINT: You probably have a 'wrist strain'. The best thing to do is ice (wrapped in thin cloth) for 30 minutes on, 30 minutes off (to prevent thermal burn). A ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: If the swelling is new onset ice would be better. Ice stops inflammation. Epson salts in warm water are better for old or chronic swelling due to bur ... Read More
A 43-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 22-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 female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes, you could: But it would be best to see a podiatrist to have it properly cared for and to have antibiotics prescribed.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Go to the ER: With a swollen and COLD hand go to the ER now
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Normal: Typically hand injuries will require aprox. 4 months for the reactive swelling to resolve. Icing, elevation, anti-inflammatories, use of fingers, and ... Read More
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