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I have access to fresh harvested Dead Sea salt, is it as good for soaking pain relief as Epsom salt?

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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Be put in nursing home whirlpool to help aid healing a bed sore . Would dead sea salt help?

Be put in nursing home whirlpool to help aid healing a bed sore . Would dead sea salt help?

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

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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?

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?

In a way: The concern is that the presentation as described is not normal. You appear to have some sort of dermatitis t the least causing your clitoris to have issues. I would recommend you see the GYN Dr. to get this evaluated and diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Its NOT eczema: I think you have PSORIASIS from the way you describe your scalp. See a Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis since the treatment is different. In the meantime you can try SELSUN Shampoo (OTC) Be Well ...Read more

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Will epsom salt relieve eczema?

Will epsom salt relieve eczema?

No.: Eczema is best treated by avoidance of irritants / solvents / soaps and the application of moisturizers and topical steroids. ...Read more

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Is sea salt better than regular salt?

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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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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Does sea salt have iodine?

Does sea salt have iodine?

Yes: Hi. Yes, sea salt has iodine; all you'll ever need to promote healthy thyroid function (assuming you have a healthy thyroid!). ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of red sea salt?

What are the health benefits of red sea salt?

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