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Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate(epsom salt)?

Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate(epsom salt)?

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. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Can a pregnant woman soak in epsom salt baths?

Can a pregnant woman soak in epsom salt baths?

Yes: Epsom salt baths are not harmful to a pregnancy. You do want to make sure that the water you are soaking in isn't too hot, particularly in the first trimester. If you are sweating in the tub, get out and cool off. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: Epsom salt contains magnesium. If it gets in the GI tract, it will cause diarrhea. It is also a drying agent and may irritate "sensitive" tissue. It is good to reduce scar tissue, stop constipation and to remove warts. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who can not take an Epsom salt/baking soda detox bath?

Is there anyone who can not take an Epsom salt/baking soda detox bath?

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

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When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

1/4 cup: Put warm water into your sitz bath until it's about 1/3 of the way full. Add 1/4 cup of epsom salt. Then add yourself. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 yr old was just circumsized thursday, can I give him a bath in epsom salt?

My 2 1/2 yr old was just circumsized thursday, can I give him a bath in epsom salt?

Why epsom salt bath?: Suggest you follow the surgeon's advice. I usually advise to sponge bathe 4 about 3 days after cicumcision surgery. Then shower. This is easy for older children to do, babies and toddlers can be held in shower by a parent.. ...Read more

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Had an unusual reaction to Epsom salt bath- very wired and unable to sleep- second time this has happened. What might that indicate?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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