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Epsom Salt Side Effects
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
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
Are there any side effects to taking Epsom salt baths for muscle pain/anxiety relief (it helps)? How often should I include Epsom salt in my baths?
I have rashes/blister on the majority side of my right hip. It possibly could have been from Epsom salt. Does not itch just burns.
Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.
You : You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
It's a scam: The "gallstone flush" involves the sucker drinking a mix of vegetable oil, epsom salts, and citrus juice. The next few bowel movements are weird, which is not surprising, and the victim is told they have cleansed their system of gallstones. This isn't so much dangerous as stupid. Some of the proponents are sincere, which is all the more unfortunate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to consume epsom salt? What would happen? Can consuming epsom salt effect your personality or erase your memory?
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
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