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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. Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html.

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

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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! Dr Z

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Are Epsom salt baths safe for children ages 6 and up? My son often complain of leg pain at night

Are Epsom salt baths safe for children ages 6 and up? My son often complain of leg pain at night

Approved for Adults: Use of ES baths;FDA approved adults. Nighttime leg pains should be evaluated to exclude treatable conditions. If evaluation suggests growing pain measures like heat application, massages, muscle stretches & use of analgesics are effective. Most children experience nocturnal leg pain after intensive activity during the day so giving a long acting pain reliever at bedtime may prevent pain at night

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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.

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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.

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Safe to use a lavendar epsom salt bath while on lisinopril. I've been taking it for 5 days and have bad back and leg cramps. Dr sd stop taking the rx?

Safe to use a lavendar epsom salt bath while on lisinopril. I've been taking it for 5 days and have bad back and leg cramps. Dr sd stop taking the rx?

Epsom salt: Unless you're drinking the epsom salt, I simply don't see how a bath (ie, topical) epsom salt could possibly interact with Lisinopril which is in your blood stream. A nice, warm/hot bath should be a very good treatment for cramps and muscular pain and is a time honored rx (as in ancient greeks - used by hipprocates himself!).

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My uric acid is 7.71 mg I play soccer and had many ankle injuries. I woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. This has happened couple of times?

My uric acid is 7.71 mg I play soccer and had many ankle injuries. I woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. This has happened couple of times?

Could be Gout: Need to see a rheumatologist, have the ankle aspirated and see if there are urate crystals. If this is [positive this is interval gout. If not then aspirate again with the next attack to see if this is gout

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I have a very swollen ankle and calf it's very tender to the touch and it gets like this if I stand or walk could it be a blood clot in my ankle?

I have a very swollen ankle and calf it's very tender to the touch and it gets like this if I stand or walk could it be a blood clot in my ankle?

Sore ankle: Not likely but if I knew your age and if you were on BCPs I could give better help. Discuss with your Dr. You can never give me too much information.

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation.

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Is it safe to use epson salt for swollen sprained ankle?

Is it safe to use epson salt for swollen sprained ankle?

Yes: 1/2 cup epsom salt to quart cool or cold water for sprains, 15-30 minute soaks.

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What can I do about my swollen ankles from salt sensitivity?

What can I do about my swollen ankles from salt sensitivity?

See below: Reduce your salt intake by using a salt substitute. Elevate your feet and wear a compression sock.

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks: have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. Now or do 2nd opinion with me now.

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Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?

Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?

Swelling: The swelling is likely caused by what is known as venous insufficiency. The elasticity of our veins decreases with age and doesn't recoil efficiently to move blood against gravity toward the heart. Support stockings, weight loss, leg elevation can help. If this is acute in onset and associated with pain you should see your doctor to rule out a more serious condition as a blood clot.

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Lt ankle/foot always swollen slight-large amt, 2yrs. Bun/creatinine levels run high. High protein intake. No salt-restricted diet. Causes of swelling?

Lt ankle/foot always swollen slight-large amt, 2yrs. Bun/creatinine levels run high. High protein intake. No salt-restricted diet. Causes of swelling?

Renal & venous probs: An elevated BUN & creatinine for 2 yrs. Means that you have chronic renal disease. You are on the worst possible diet for this, which should be low protein and low sodium. The swelling may be due to this + chronic venous insufficiency, which is more likely--for anatomic reasons--to occur in left leg. An internist specializing in kidney disease (nephrologist) is whose care you should be under.

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Epsom salt good for warts?

Epsom salt good for warts?

Not really: It may help to dry the area, but it will not cure it.

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Do Epsom salt baths really work for pain?

Do Epsom salt baths really work for pain?

Magnesium: Yes, magnesium is a very soothing agent. Some clinicians recommend them for children with autism to help with relaxation.

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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.

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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