U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take an epsom salt bath to reduce infection probability if i have an open wound - my gyno drained a lump i had after i cut myself shaving and it got infected earlier today. should i wait a day to have a bath?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 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 sound in many pharmacies or online. Suggest twice daily for 15 mins each time. Confirm with your dermatologist.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 25, 2021


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.