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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.
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Decreased swelling: Epsom salt soaks help to reduce the swelling and soothe the tissue. If your ingrown toenail is chronic then you need to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis, will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis, will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications)
Consult with your Rheumatologist!

Hope this helps!
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Bottom heel pain. Especially in am. No swelling bruising. Heat ice rest epsom salt, ib profen have not been successful. Pain for six months.

Bottom heel pain. Especially in am. No swelling bruising. Heat ice rest epsom salt, ib profen have not been successful. Pain for six months.

Have it evaluated: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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I am 15 weeks, with severe braxton hicks. At most how many times per day I can do epsom salt feet bath?

I am 15 weeks, with severe braxton hicks. At most how many times per day I can do epsom salt feet bath?

See your OB: It's not normal to have that much pain this early in the pregnancy. You ned to talk to your OB to see what's going on. If you are having a lot of contractions, you may be dehydrated. Push fluids, especially water, and see if they go away. ...Read more

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I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

See a doctor: Iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with this. It could go deeper into your foot. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic and have a ulcer on my foot should I soak it in epsom salt? It is about 1/4 inch wide and deep

I am a diabetic and have a ulcer on my foot should I soak it in epsom salt? It is about 1/4 inch wide and deep

Wound care.: Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. See your doctor for a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Woke up w/feet pain, had it all day. Pain/burning on bottom of feet. Hurts to stretch/walk. Tried bengay, epsom salt & Aleve (naproxen) no-relief yet.

Woke up w/feet pain, had it all day. Pain/burning on bottom of feet. Hurts to stretch/walk. Tried bengay, epsom salt & Aleve (naproxen) no-relief yet.

Couple of thoughts: This could be neuropathy but do your feet change color when this happens. This could suggest a problem call erythromelalgia. These are some of things that your physician will look for when you are evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain/achy/burnin/sore to touch feet. 2nd day woke up w/this it lasts all day. No discolor, don't have diabetes. No relief w/bengay, epsom salt, aleve (naproxen).

Have it evaluated.: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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What are some conventional ways to reduce swelling in feet?

What are some conventional ways to reduce swelling in feet?

A few things: If you have an underlying medical condition (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, congestive heart failure, thyoid issues etc) have that treated properly. Avoid excess dietary salt consumption, go for walks, and try supportive type hose. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can reduce my foot swelling?

Can you tell me how I can reduce my foot swelling?

It would depend: On what caused the swelling.....Injury? Varicose veins? A clot in your leg?
All three for example should be treated differently... ...Read more

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Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Ice: Lots of ice, elevation, compress with an ace bandage and rest. Take an over the counter antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). If no better, then go to your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Reduce the salt and: Keep them elevated that will help, you have to use some water bills, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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