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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

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

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Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

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

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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. ...Read more

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Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight?

Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight?

Epsom salts -lose wt: No it is not safe to take epsom salts to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use epsom salt in a neti pot?

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

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I used epsom salt to loose weight. How long after I start will I see results?

I used epsom salt to loose weight. How long after I start will I see results?

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 more

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Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?

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

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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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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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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