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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.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

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

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Can you soak an open wound in epsom salt?

Can you soak an open wound in epsom salt?

It depends: It depends on the location and severity of the wound. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

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

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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

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

Mild stretching OK: Seek the advice of a physical therapist to assist you with a personalized rehabilitation program under the guidance of your treating physician. A tailored efficient program will serve you best in your efforts to enjoy a quick recovery of function. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use epsom salt in a neti pot?

Is it possible for you to use epsom salt in a neti pot?

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

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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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How safe are flushing methods with epsom salt?

How safe are flushing methods with epsom salt?

Not sure: I have recommended epsom salt baths but not sure what you mean by "flushing". ...Read more

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What causes open wounds under th e belly?

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

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Do Epsom salt baths really work for pain?

Magnesium: Yes, magnesium is a very soothing agent. Some clinicians recommend them for children with autism to help with relaxation. ...Read more

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Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight?

Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight?

Epsom salts -lose wt: No it is not safe to take epsom salts to lose weight. ...Read more

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What makes rubbing alcohol burn when applyinq it to open wounds?

What makes rubbing alcohol burn when applyinq it to open wounds?

Killing tissue: You're killing the tissue. It's drying out. It's a chemical reaction. ...Read more

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I used epsom salt to loose weight. How long after I start will I see results?

I used epsom salt to loose weight. How long after I start will I see results?

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

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I have multiple open wounds on my arm, all are bleeding. How should I treat them?

I have multiple open wounds on my arm, all are bleeding. How should I treat them?

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

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Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?

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

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Is it possible to overdose on hydrogen peroxide by applying too much to the skin over large, open wounds, at one time??

Is it possible to overdose on hydrogen peroxide by applying too much to the skin over large, open wounds, at one time??

No...: Not possible to overdose, however after the initial cleansing of the wound stop use of the hydrogen peroxide. Continued use will only keep reopening the wound, preventing it from healing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will epsom salt relieve eczema?

Will epsom salt relieve eczema?

No.: Eczema is best treated by avoidance of irritants / solvents / soaps and the application of moisturizers and topical steroids. ...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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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