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Epson Salt For Arthritis
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Is soaking your feet with epsom salt that is afliated with arthritis and poor circulation is this a good suggestion?
Stomach pain and acidity after stopping rabeprazole sodium is it due to stopping it or else?Currently taking leflunomide & sulfasalazine for arthritis
You benefited...: ---symptomatically from a reduction in stomach acid while taking rabeprazole. Now that your acid production has resumed off the drug, you've again noticed acid-related symptoms. Every drug has advantages and disadvantages to long term use--discuss with your provider whether restarting an acid blocker in your case has more "pro" than "con.". ...Read more
Is it possible to overdose on an epson salt bath? I realized after my bath, i put over double the recommended amount of 2 cups.
No: If your fingers are puckered it will not last. ...Read more
Sooth muscles: Epsom salt which is Magnesium Sulfate is readily absorbed by the skin. It does have an anti-inflammatory affect which can help to sooth sore muscles. A common way to do this is to dissolve some in your bath water and then soaking for a few minutes. ...Read more
Espon salt baths: I recommend you only use them when needed (rash, poison ivy, etc.) and not routinely. The pH of the bath can cause an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora (mix of bacteria, yeast). When this occurs a certain type of bacteria can become dominant and this causes the odor. If that occurs, add yogurt daily and consider seeing your physician for treatment of the troublemaking bacteria. ...Read more
How much magnesium do you absorb from an epson salt bath? If I take 800 mg a day of oral magnesium can the bath daily make me overdose in magnesium?
No: Very little Magnesium is absorbed from topical application while in a bathtub. No the daily bath while taking Magnesium will not make you overdose in Magnesium. Side effect that is commonly found at 800 mg is loose stools. Magnesium is a good remedy for constipation due to its bowel loosening properties. ...Read more
See below: None that he can prove scientifically. One reporter wrote "[Dr Oz] and sometimes snake oil peddler appeared before a Senate subcommittee to testify about false advertising for OTC weight loss cures, he had a hard time defending his own larger-than-life claims". http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/oprahs-favorite-dr-oz-admits-his-weight-loss-miracles-are-phony-congress ...Read more
Have a red bump on the top part of my clitoris and it is irritating me but it doesn't really hurt Will it help to soak In Epson salt It's been 2 day?
Maybe: can be a pimple can be an early abcess can be an early herpetic outbreak recommend warm tub soaks and neosporin ointment twice a day. if worsens or gets very sore, see your doc. oral sex can cause minor infection of the clitoris or worse if biting occurs. do not ignore if worsens. ...Read more
I had pins removed from my toes one week ago in between one of my toes smell so bad .
I use epson salt to soak twice a day. Do you think it's infected?
Quite possibly: The toe is a dirty area in general and so somewhat prone to infection, which can cause a foul odor as well as redness, increased temperature, and a pity lent discharge. I would definitely let your surgeon know immediately in case it is infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Bath salts are not beneficial.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should not be a: Problem. Avoid extreme water temperatures though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?
Reasonable to try: There is not much research on this topic, but epsom salt baths are a proven way to get magnesium into our bodies, which most people need more of. Baking soda and essential oils are said to help our bodies to detoxify and I have many patients who tell me they do feel better if they do this when feeling toxic. There is certainly no harm in trying. At the very least soaking in a warm tub is relaxing! ...Read more
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