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Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.

Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.

Sea water: No matter how long I have been in wound care, there always seems to be an endless stream of new products and recommendations. I think that attention to the conditions under which the piercings are done (sterility of tools, for example) requires more due diligence than dealing with problems afterwards. We use sterile Normal Saline all of the time to wash wounds so if it is sterile, i see no issue. ...Read more

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I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?

I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?

Why?: It is neither effective, nor is it safe as it may cause abrupt electrolyte disturbances that may have you end up in the hospital. ...Read more

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Is there a chance if we are using a sea water or dead sea salt with some dietary supplements for immune system to cure seborrheic dermatitis?

Is there a chance if we are using a sea water or dead sea salt with some dietary supplements for immune system to cure seborrheic dermatitis?

No: Seborrheic dermatitis responds better to topical anti-fungal or anti-inflammatory agents. Dead sea salt contains certain minerals plus salt but I am not aware that it has any antifungal or antiinflammatory properties I bought some of the Dead Sea skin products while in Israel and found all of them no better than other OTC products although far more expensive. ...Read more

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Is sea salt better than regular salt?

No: Sea salt is a purified kind of salt with additives for flavor and color. The main ingredient is salt and all the usual precautions go with this. ...Read more

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Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Marketing: Sea salt theoretically is the salt remaining from collected, filtered and dried sea water. However it would contain a lot of minerals, some objectionable. So it is probably purified salt with some additives for taste and color. The prices I have seen for this are astronomical but marketing deserves congratulations for making something so common, a pricey item. ...Read more

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Is sea salt good for you?

Is sea salt good for you?

Same as salt: Sea salt is simply mostly ordinary salt with a few additives for color and occasionally taste.The basic element is ordinary salt and that is the same as any other salt. Your body needs salt, but not an excessive amount so sea salt should be added as part of your sodium intake. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use natural pink salt as a substitute for a sea salt soak?

Can you tell me if i could use natural pink salt as a substitute for a sea salt soak?

Same effect: Salts that have minor ingredients changing the color, are still basically salt. You can substitute them one for another with the same effect. ...Read more

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Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Minor: Table salt is purified salt sometimes with iodine added. Sea salt is purified salt, allegedly from the sea and supposedly containing some co-purified good minerals. Mostly however, it is salt with additives of flavor and color and is no different from a culinary standpoint as regular salt. ...Read more

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How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

Less processing: Sea salt is less heavily processed and therefore has a coarser texture and may have more base minerals remaining in the mixture. Also, table salt has added iodine. I don't know that sea salt is per se "better, " but those pursuing less heavily-processed diets often seek it for that reason. ...Read more

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