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Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

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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 ( 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.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you soak an open wound in epsom salt?

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Dr. Joe Griffin
Podiatry 16 years experience
It depends : It depends on the location and severity of the wound.

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