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Will soaking in epson salt help spraned ankle?

Will soaking in epson salt help spraned ankle?

Not really: It might help by causing muscle relaxation and relieving the pain. This is not a function of the salt. ...Read more

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Epsom salts to soak a skin wound?

Epsom salts to soak a skin wound?

Rules for healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Would soaking an ingrown toenail in salt water help?

Would soaking an ingrown toenail in salt water help?

Yes: Soaking does help after removal of an ingrown nail. Your podiatrist will give you written on their protocol but usually involves epsom salt. ...Read more

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Does soaking you feet in milton solution every day help get rid of athlete's foot?

Does soaking you feet in milton solution every day help get rid of athlete's foot?

It might, but DON'T: Unless it is very dilute solution, it might be too strong for the skin. There are safer ways to address athlete's foot, including Lamisil (terbinafine) at, use of foot powders to absorb moisture. If these do not work, see a podiatrist for much better options. ...Read more

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Does soaking an ingrown toenail in salt water help in any way?

Draw it out: The epsom salts can draw out any pus in the area helping alleviate the swelling in the toe. You should still see a podiatrist to make sure the nail isn't digging into the skin. ...Read more

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How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Will soaking feet in a bleach soak affect breast milk?

Will soaking feet in a bleach soak affect breast milk?

Probably not: But why would you want to soak your feet in bleach???? ...Read more

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Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Is vinegar good for soaking for heel of foot pain?

Is vinegar good for soaking for heel of foot pain?

Heel pain: Heel pain is deeper than the superficial remedies can help with. For ice to get deep to where the plantar fascia is hurting at the heel will probably result in frostbite to the superficial skin. See your podiatrist for the help you need. ...Read more

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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to soak feet in vinegar everyday for toe fungus?

Is it safe to soak feet in vinegar everyday for toe fungus?

I don't: believe there is any side effect of doing so. YOur assuming the vinegar will treat the fungus though. I am not sure there is evidence based medicine proving that. ...Read more

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Should i apply pure DMSO to my feet for plantar fasciitis ?

Should i apply pure DMSO to my feet for plantar fasciitis ?

Doesn't treat it: Plantar fasciitis is a ligament inflammation that is deep inside your heel. Topical medications (or the latest fad) doesn't treat the actual disease but masks the pain caused by the pathology. It may temporarily mask the pain, but the "old school" method of actually treating the cause of the pain works better. I hope this was informative. ...Read more

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Small piece of glass in foot epsom soak?

Small piece of glass in foot epsom soak?

It can help, but...: Soaking can help to "draw" out the glass, but if it's too deep to see, i would suggest having a podiatrist check it. Removing any foreign body is best done with the right equipment. You want to make sure that you get all of it out so as to avoid an infection which can start from the small piece but spread to the entire body. ...Read more