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Doctor insights on: Epsom Salt Enema Benefits

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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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What are the health benefits of epsom salt bath?

What are the health benefits of epsom salt bath?

Magnesium & sulphur: Epson salt is made from a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate. Therefore if you bathe in epsom salts, the magnesium and the sulfur come in contact with your skin and can increase your tissue levels of magnesium and sulfur.
Many people are deficient in both magnesium and sulfur, these people may benefit from soaking in epsom salts.
Sulfur is detoxifying & magnesium is a vital mineral. ...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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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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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 epsom salt laxative dangerous?

Is epsom salt laxative dangerous?

Epsom salt laxative: All laxatives are dangerous if not used properly. Discuss with your Dr. as to your situation. ...Read more

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Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your doctor about this question. He/she can give you more detailed information and advice. ...Read more

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Is Epsom salt or pink salt safe to use as a face scrub ?

Is Epsom salt or pink salt safe to use as a face scrub ?

Salts: Epsom salts have been used for years as a face scrub with some benefits,...I am not too familiar/sure about pink salts. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence for epsom salt as a home remedy?

Is there any evidence for epsom salt as a home remedy?

Depends what U mean?: Epsom salt is used to relax muscles, and is 100% Magnesium sulfate, which has muscle relaxing properties, especially when used Internally (MOM, Magnesium Citrate), by relaxing smooth muscles, and cause loose stools/BM in high doses. Externally, it relaxes skeletal muscles when used as hot soak. It can tend to dehydrate as well, so you have to drink water & hydrate well. Magnesium is well known. ...Read more

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Im 38, female! is taking epsom salt to detox my self twice a week bad for me?

Im 38, female! is taking epsom salt to detox my self twice a week bad for me?

Not likely to help: The body does a good job of detoxifying itself through the actions of the liver and kidneys. The colon continuously regenerates its lining without any help. Rather than benefit from taking laxatives like epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), you may have ill effects due to washing out the protective bacteria of the gut. I advise against such treatment. ...Read more

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How many cups can my wife use in her Epsom Salt bath? She is 24 week. Please and thank you

How many cups can my wife use in her Epsom Salt bath? She is 24 week. Please and thank you

Epsom salts: cup to a bath is seemingly no risk. Her OBGYN is captain of the ship. He or she should be answering this question. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been constipated for a bit. I took 19 tsp of epsom salt. Will it work?

What do you suggest if I have been constipated for a bit. I took 19 tsp of epsom salt. Will it work?

Liquids only: And take a tbspoon of mom and mineral oil every 12 hours. Should clean out in 24-48 hours. If stool in rectum use glycerine suppository or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) from below. Do not eat solid food untlil you are completely cleaned out and avoid getting to this point in the future by eating and drinking properly. ...Read more

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I need epsom salt for a liver cleanse but it is not available in my country. What can I replace it with?

I need epsom salt for a liver cleanse but it is not available in my country. What can I replace it with?

Liver cleanse: hello ~ whats a liver cleanse? Replace it with nothing. The liver is not cleansed with Epsom salts (urban legend). The liver is cleansed with good living and Godliness. Reduce alcohol, FATTY diet (bad) and drugs that are not prescribed and ask why even for those. The only thing Epsom salts will do is give you diarrea.
Did I say alcohol? Bad. And oh! Liver cleansing ! (also bad) thanks ...Read more

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What is epsom salt?

What is epsom salt?

Magnesium sulfate: Answered this fully with your last question. It's great! Different natural hot springs have different quantities of magnesium, calcium, trace minerals and other ionizing minerals that relax the body, and also alkalinizes the body and relaxes muscles. ...Read more

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