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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. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin dose for chlamydia around 3 pm Friday and around 10 pm Saturday I drank an Epsom salt laxative. will this hurt my treatment?

I took azithromycin dose for chlamydia around 3 pm Friday and around 10 pm Saturday I drank an Epsom salt laxative. will this hurt my treatment?

No: Using a laxative that long after your dose of azithromycin is unlikely to change the antibiotic effect, so don't worry about that. Please be sure that you were also tested for gonorrhea since co-infection with chlamydia is a common problem. I hope that you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Epsom salt help with hemorrhoids?

Epsom salt help with hemorrhoids?

Yes: They can be added to a sitz bath. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use epsom salt as an antacid?

Is it possible to use epsom salt as an antacid?

Not likely: Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, has numerous uses in medicine, but i've never used it for an antacid nor have i heard of it being used as so...Magnesium carbonate is a basic compound that can be used as an antacid. ...Read more

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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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