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Dead Sea Salt Eczema
I have access to fresh harvested Dead Sea salt, is it as good for soaking pain relief as Epsom salt?
Try The Bucket Test: Salt from the Dead Sea, or any 'salt water' is sodium chloride (NaCl). Epsom 'salt'(ES) is not a salt. It is magnesium sulfate (MgS04). So, you could compare every purported use for ES and try it with salt from the Dead Sea. If the same then I'd bet it's everything but the salts. Check out : http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits Idea: Right leg in one bucket with ES; left leg NaCl ...Read more
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
No.: Bed sores are from unrelieved pressure, often in elderly, debilitated, or paralyzed individuals. Whirlpool therapy helps clean out infected pressure sore tissues; proper electrolytes in the water can be more gentle (iso-osmotic) than water alone, but there is nothing "special" in dead sea or any other salt that helps wounds heal faster than good wound care and pressure relief! ...Read more
I am currently suffering from Dermatitis and I am wondering what can else can I try ? I've tried different shampoos, Dead Sea salt, apple cider vinegar etc. And my face now is red.
No online help: with such description, you need to be seen, as you may need prescription medications after assessment, see your doctor /dermatologist soon, or go to ER if symptoms are progressing, and try not to self medicate good luck ...Read more
Clitoris has eczema like symptoms - there is a layer of dead skin that can be peeled off. Returns even when peeled away. Is it a cause of concern?
Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?
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
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
Red sea salt: Many alternative health practitioners believe that Celtic sea salt, Himalayan sea salt and Hawaiian sea salt all contain natural trace minerals that help balance electrolytes. Red salt from Kauai is infused with alaea, a type of Hawaiian clay. The clay tints the salt red because it contains iron oxide, which serves as an added nutrient.. Sea salt naturally contains magnesium and potassium, ...Read more
Seborrheic keratosis: Seborrheic keratoses represent benign thinkened areas of skin. I know of no medical studies that demonstrate they can be effectively treated with sea salt. ...Read more
Physician Recommend?: Did a physician prescribe this 'cleanse"? Did you clear it with the physician providing care for you in person? We like to defer to the physician in charge when we do not have your history or examination in person. None of us want to cause you harm. ...Read more
No salt allergy: Sea salt does not cause allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got the bumps a week after shaving. They look weird making me feel insecure i need them to go away asap. Good to use sea salt or epsom salt?
Got my tounge pierced 3 days ago I have white buildup on my tounge...Need a quick fix until i can get to the store this morning and get sea salt?
No quick fix: This may be a Candida Albicans fungal infection. If so than sea salt will not be affective. You need an evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon asap to determine if anti-fungal medication is necessary. If you gave any swelling of the tongue go to the hospital emergency room as this can be life threatening. ...Read more
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
Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)
A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more