A 38-year-old member asked:
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How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in 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, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
Answered on Mar 25, 2020
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yes: It will help to dry them out.
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