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Epsom Salt Laxative
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 w preg. With long term constipation. Little/no progress after colace (docusate sodium) & fiber increase past week. Can I use epsom salt laxative once till i see dr?
Epsom Salt laxative ok while taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Cephalexin?Also,is it normal for these meds to cause constipation? I quit smoking & soda this week also.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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