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Can A Pregnant Woman Soak In Epsom Salt Baths
Depends on dose:
Too much will cause diarrhea, and Magnesium Sulfate by mouth tastes bitter.
1 tablespoon of epsom salts dissolved in 6-8 oz water is a laxative dose, and it tastes quite horrible, but it is as safe as taking any other form of magnesium.
There are better ways to replete magnesium.
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Now that I have some epsom salt (for feet), is there any benefit or harm from doing a full body soak for 15 minutes in epsom salt bath?
I have a small hydrocele and I was wondering if there are any creams/ointments that might be complimentary to the epsom salt baths. Thanks in advance?
Not likely: A bath of any kind may be soothing but neither a regular bath or salt bath is likely to solve the problem of a Bartholin cyst. If the cyst is bothersome it can be drained by your doctor. If the cyst has become infected and is now an abscess then prompt treatment is warranted ...Read more
Wicked witches &...: The wicked witch of the West should not take any type of bath but it should be safe for almost everyone else. However, those who have kidney failure should use epsom salt baths with caution (and have their magnesium levels monitored), as epsom salts are absorbed thru the skin and increase magnesium levels and those with kidney failure can have difficulty eliminating excess magnesium. ...Read more
Consider that...: Just soaking in warm water (or using a heating pad) can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. ...Read more
Had an unusual reaction to Epsom salt bath- very wired and unable to sleep- second time this has happened. What might that indicate?
Epsom salt: Epsom salt is magnesium, so depending on how much you put in you may be getting magnesium overload. Normally it should relax muscles and but high doses may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, irregular heartbeat.Stop the baths, get a magnesium level and follow up with your doctor/urgent care. ...Read more
I am trying to lose weight with Epsom salt bath but I have healing bug bite wounds. Should I take the bath or wait until the bites have been healed?
Epsom Salt: That is not an effective weight loss method. Bug bites will have no effect on bath it may actually help them. ...Read more
I've had a boil now for 4 days and have done Epsom salt baths, heat compress, and I've done Epson salt peroxide solution and nothing. What should I do?
Furuncle: There is not much else to do. I would not lance it on your own as it may introduce infection. You may need to go to your primary if it needs to be opened up to heal. ...Read more
Magnesium & sulphur:
Epson salt is made from a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate. Therefore if you bathe in epsom salts, the magnesium and the sulfur come in contact with your skin and can increase your tissue levels of magnesium and sulfur.
Many people are deficient in both magnesium and sulfur, these people may benefit from soaking in epsom salts.
Sulfur is detoxifying & magnesium is a vital mineral. ...Read more
I heard lavender Epsom salt isn't safe at 6 weeks is this true? I've had a couple baths in it before I heard this and now I'm worried.
There are no double blind studies done to insure the safety.
I always tell my patients, during a PG done not do anything, take anything, inhale anything that is questionable
In your case, a couple of baths should be fine, but I would advise against continuing the practice. ...Read more
Can I take Epsom salt baths while taking Pantoprazole Magnesium? I take Pantoprazole in the morning, and baths in the evening (if relevant)
Yes - there should be no problems using epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and Pantoprazole. The magnesium in the pantoprazole is negligible and you won't absorb any magnesium from the bath. Epsom salts should not be used if you have any open areas
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No issues: Unless the rare individual who might be sensitive to the contents, usually quite gentle when used only externally in bath water ...Read more
Approved for Adults: Use of ES baths;FDA approved adults. Nighttime leg pains should be evaluated to exclude treatable conditions. If evaluation suggests growing pain measures like heat application, massages, muscle stretches & use of analgesics are effective. Most children experience nocturnal leg pain after intensive activity during the day so giving a long acting pain reliever at bedtime may prevent pain at night ...Read more
After Epsom salt bath - burn like lesions occurred on sensitive areas where sat on salt. How to treat pain and lesion?
Try vaseline gauze: Applied after a cool soak to be sure all of the Epsom Salts are washed away. Epsom Salts (Magnesium sulfate) should always be dissolved thoroughly before bathing in it. If you have any skin wounds they would be irritated by the salt. Apply vaseline to any such areas before the bath. Only use Epsom Salts if you are treating some specific condition, like arthritis, not just as a water softener. ...Read more
Epsom salts: Cup to a bath is seemingly no risk. Her OBGYN is captain of the ship. He or she should be answering this question. ...Read more
The cause of infection is more important than infection itself. Candida is a natural yeast on our body if it is over growing means something is wrong in our body. Please see a doctor, it is important to treat the cause before treating the symptom.
Let me quote uptodate: self treating wastes money, wastes time you do not feel better and you end up going to the doctor ...Read more
I have a 1st degree perineum cut, been using epsom salt to bath and vasiline, its itching now? Does it mean its healing and what else can I use
Benzocaine spray: It is normal to have a little itching as the tissue heals. Usually your doctor or midwife repairs the tear with an absorbable suture and this can cause a small itching reaction. You can use an over the counter spray called Dermoplast or any anesthetic spray with benzocaine. If it isn't getting better see your doctor. ...Read more
I recently went skiing and now my body is in a lot of pain. I've taken baths with epsom salt and sprayed magnesium to no avail. What should I do?
Bath water from body floating epsom salt bath entered urethra, and there is moderate pain when touched (lasted so far about two weeks), how to heal?
Yes: Just don't drink the water!Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 15 weeks, with severe braxton hicks. At most how many times per day I can do epsom salt feet bath?
No: No, as long as you don't drink it. ...Read more
I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! Good luck with your healing! ...Read more
My knee is swollen & I just took an Epsom salt bath. I feel better but it's still a little knot on my knee/thigh/back of knee. Should I ice and when?
Knee pain: Ice is good initially after an injury, or after overuse. Then switch to moist heat as the next step. ...Read more
Apart from r.I.C.E. What must I do for quick rehab of injured (no tear) calf muscle? Would massage help? What about epsom salt bath 2 / day? Thanks
My son has a boil. We have been doing epsom salt baths, warm compresses, and antibiotic ointment. He has had it 3-4 days. What else needs to be done.?
Depends: It may need to be drained. He may need to take antibiotics, or both. Did a doctor see the boil, or is that your diagnosis? Ointments are rather useless for abscesses since these are under the skin infections. Hot compresses are a good idea, but may not be sufficient. See your doctor please. ...Read more
I took an epsom salt bath for 25 min. Then was nauseous and vomited violently. Now feeling weak and dizzy with a headache. I take them all the time?
It's the water: Taking a warm bath or soak can help relax muscles. The addition of Epsom salts does not add any therapeutic benefits ...Read more
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