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Does Epsom Salt Reduce Swelling In Feet
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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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
How do I treat an insect bite? Insect bit me 2 weeks ago on the toe. Soaking in epsom salt helps, but pain and swelling persist. Should I see a doctor or wait it out.
Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis, will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?
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!
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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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
Hus has ArchillesTendanopathy+PF and is soaking his feet in epsom salt mixed warm water for 30min, 2times everyday. How often (safe?) can one do that?
Epsom salts: You can soak your feet 3-4 times daily ...Read more
How effective is epsom salt for normal feet pain (from walking too much, nothing serious). Does it actually relieve pain or is it just for relaxation?
Epsom salts: Epsom salts is more for relaxation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 15 weeks, with severe braxton hicks. At most how many times per day I can do epsom salt feet bath?
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm pregnant and my feet are swollen other than elevating my feet and not eating salt what else can I do to reduce the swelling?
I received treatment, cryotherapy, to my plantar warts. One of my three warts became a blister and it's really painful! Can I soak my feet in epsom salt to alleviate the pain and reduce the swelling?
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