Doctor insights on: Epsom salt gout
Can you tell me if I could use sea salt to help with my gout pain or does it have to be epsom salt?
It's really: The warm/ot soak part that is helpful as it helps to counteract the crystals from developing. ...Read more
Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, 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
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, 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
Try to avoid this:
It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy.
Epsom salt is Magnesium sulfate as opposed to the Sodium chloride present in the salt you use day to day. The latter is preferred for nasal irrigation ...Read more
How R U using them?: Some people have used epsom salts (mag sulfate) as a laxative in order to lose weight, but this could be both dangerous and not very effective. You would lose the weight of stool only. Some people (dr. Oz) have also suggested that ingested toxins may contribute to weight gain, and that epsom salt baths can aid detoxification and lead to weight loss. Http://tinyurl. Com/lsjxmuk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?
No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more
Does consuming epsom salt have any side effects? Can consuming epsom erase one's memory or change one's personality in any way?
Do not do it: Epsom salts is Magnesium Sulfate and while it can be taken internally, in high doses it has toxic effects. ...Read more
Is it okay to consume epsom salt? What would happen? Can consuming epsom salt effect your personality or erase your memory?
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