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Effects Of Salt On Wounds
They Don't: 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
I have heard that putting table salt on a wound or cut will stop it from bleeding , help fight infection and help it heal faster. Is this true?
I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! good luck with your healing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toe nail got ripped off to heal it faster soaking it in warm water + epsom salt mixture Does it help to heal the wound? is epsom salt good to use ?
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well ...Read more
Really bad idea: Your skin is injured from excess temperature. It has inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil may help.. Avoid further damage by using protective dressings if skin is open and minimize further trauma. A visit to a doc is probably a good idea. ...Read more
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