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How To Use Epsom Salt On Open Wounds
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.
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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
I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! Good luck with your healing! ...Read more
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
I am trying to lose weight with Epsom salt bath but I have healing bug bite wounds. Should I take the bath or wait until the bites have been healed?
Epsom Salt: That is not an effective weight loss method. Bug bites will have no effect on bath it may actually help them. ...Read more
Apart from r.I.C.E. What must I do for quick rehab of injured (no tear) calf muscle? Would massage help? What about epsom salt bath 2 / day? Thanks
My toe nail got ripped off to heal it faster soaking it in warm water + epsom salt mixture Does it help to heal the wound? Is epsom salt good to use?
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well ...Read more
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
Chafing?: To answer this question more accurately, I would need more information. Does the person have diabetes? Did these "wounds" appear spontaneously? Do they look like abrasions or deep chafing? Does the person who has them have significant under-hanging belly fat, called a panniculus? These are all risk factors for a moniilia intertrigo. In any case, a doctor needs to check it out. ...Read more
Killing tissue: You're killing the tissue. It's drying out. It's a chemical reaction. ...Read more
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
Bleeding: Apply compression with cold compresses using clean facecloth or towels. When bleeding stops, clean skin with soap and water, pat dry, apply antibacterial ointment and bandaids or gauze affixed with paper tape. If bleeding persists go to the hospital emergency room for evaluation and care ...Read more
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
Is it possible to overdose on hydrogen peroxide by applying too much to the skin over large, open wounds, at one time??
Urine was splashed onto a friend there were no open wounds visible. The urine was clear in color not bloody. Could he get hiv?
No: Very, very unlikely, although nothing I impossible! ...Read more
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
I hit a raccoon with my car and touched the piece that hit it. I didn't have any open wounds and immediately used Purell. Could I have rabies?
No: The most common mode of rabies transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected animal. Rarely transmission has been documented through contamination of mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth), through air/aerosol transmission, or organ transplantation. No worries with brief touch of intact skin with unknown status animal. Stay well:) ...Read more
Hello, I have 2 open wounds in my face that won't heal. I started to put antiseptic Creme on it. Is that right or do you suggest something else? Thank
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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