how to use epsom salt on open wounds

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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

Really bad idea

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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.
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Is soap safe to use on open wounds?

Yes

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Wash wound with soap and water to clean it out then rinse with water. This will wash dirt and bacteria out of the wound.
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Was prescribed desoximetasone cream for dermatitis. I take Toprol, synthroid & vtamin D daily. Is it ok to use this? & can I apply it 2 open wounds?

Dermatitis

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I would not usually recommend steroids for most open wounds. Should ask your doc. Dermatitis is usually not open wound.
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Barber use hair clipper machine with blood on it of previous client to make me bald.on scalp i had open wounds & open bleeding pimples.hiv,hep c risk?

Possible

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In general it requires a fairly large innoculum to acquire HIV or Hep C from a procedure such as a close haircut. There are no relevant case reports in the literature that I have found of such a transmission. You should require anyone performing any procedures on your body to use appropriate, clean (sterile) equipment
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

ITerrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?

Have it looked at

There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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Is it good to put neosporin on open wounds?

Neosporin

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I do not recommend Neosporin as 15-20% of the population have an allergic reaction to Neomycin in the Neosporin.
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Dr. John W. Walker answered:

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

Killing tissue

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You're killing the tissue. It's drying out. It's a chemical reaction.
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

What if the person who has aids has open wounds on/in his mouth? Can this be dangerous?

Yes

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Open wounds regardless of additional health issues are a concern. With viral infection the risk for transmission and change in the virus status must also be addressed. Get checked by your doctor and be safe.
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Dr. Som Kohanzadeh answered:

Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Vit C and nutrition

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The best therapy to improve wound healing is my optimizing your nutrition. This means eating healthy with good protein levels, including supplements with something like ensure if required. Additionally, vitamin supplementation including vitamin C can also help.
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Dr. Holly Maes answered:

Urine that had been in water touched open wounds can I get hepatitis or hiv?

Urine sterile

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Urine is usually a sterile body fluid. However, if the person making the urine for some reason had blood in their urine, then blood borne organisms could be transferred in the urine. And hot water alone would usually not kill them. We are talking a whole lot of "ifs" here though, so I really would not be too worried unless there was urine that was visibly bloody.
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