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Is it dangerous to ingest epsom salts?

Is it dangerous to ingest epsom salts?

Depends on the dose: Epsom salts are Magnesium Sulfate which is safe for human consumption in limited doses. You may notice on the epsom salt container that it can be used as a laxative, which is the effect of ingesting larger amounts of magnesium sulfate. Ingestion of too much could lead to problems due to the laxative effect, but again a small amount should not be dangerous when used appropriately. ...Read more

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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. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to intake magnesium sulfate(epsom salt)?

Yes, but..: Epsom salts are a very good laxative. If you take too much you will give yourself diarrhea. Best to use another form of magnesium if you are trying to supplement magnesium. ...Read more

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Is epsom salt laxative dangerous?

Is epsom salt laxative dangerous?

Epsom salt laxative: All laxatives are dangerous if not used properly. Discuss with your Dr. as to your situation. ...Read more

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Epsom salts to soak a skin wound?

Epsom salts to soak a skin wound?

Rules for healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and 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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Why does epsom salts help strains?

Magnesium content: Muscle aches and strains may be prolonged or made worse by electrolyte imbalances. Magnesium is an important micronutrient for muscle activity, including heart muscle. Epsom salt soaks are thought to improve access of the tissues to magnesium. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use epsom salts on open wound?

Is it a good idea to use epsom salts on open wound?

Bad Idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, epsom salts, hibiclens, betadine, and 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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Could drinking epsom salts really make i lose weight?

Could drinking epsom salts really make i lose weight?

What?: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Sulfa Drugs, can I still use epsom salts?

If I am allergic to Sulfa Drugs, can I still use epsom salts?

Epsom: salts contain magnesium sulfate, which is different from the sulfonamides, which make up the composition of sulfa drugs. So there should be no problem using Epsom Salts in the presence of sulfa drug allergy. ...Read more

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Epsom salts irritate hemorrhoids?

Epsom salts irritate hemorrhoids?

No: They actually tend to help the problem. If ur allergic or are having more pain or discomfort with use, please discontinue and do just warm water sitz bath. ...Read more

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What are the uses for epsom salts for an eye wash?

What are the uses for epsom salts for an eye wash?

EYE WASH: Best to use a commercially prepared 'eye wash solution' eg. Blinx, dacryose, eye wash in a 4 0z squeeze bottle. Nerver use an eye cup. ...Read more

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When i take an epsom salts sitz bath i get diarrjea?

When i take an epsom salts sitz bath i get diarrjea?

Epsom salts: Is a magnesium salt and a good way to get it. You are either sensitive to magnesium or sit in the bath too long. ...Read more

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Can taking a bath in Epsom salts everyday cause irritation to a female sensitive parts?

Can taking a bath in Epsom salts everyday cause irritation to a female sensitive parts?

Possibly: Excessive amounts of salts in bath water may cause drying and irritation of delicate tissues. ...Read more

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If I am now doing a liver cleanse - epsom salts then oil - can I push everything early?

If I am now doing a liver cleanse - epsom salts then oil - can I push everything early?

Hmm: That sounds a bit hard core. Have you considered organic juicing to cleanse your liver more naturatlly? Milk thistle would complement this well. Milk thistle is excellent. It is important to discuss use of herbals with your provider before hand and to live a liver healthy life style.To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). ...Read more

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Constipated. Haven't gone in over a week other than very, very small amounts. Have used Miralax 2x, then epsom salts Edit: nevermind it worked

Constipated. Haven't gone in over a week other than very, very small amounts. Have used Miralax 2x, then epsom salts

Edit: nevermind it worked

Good that it worked: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe medication, if needed. ...Read more

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Wil bath with epsom salts bring on labour?

Wil bath with epsom salts bring on labour?

Epson salts: will not bring on labour, but may slow onset of labour ...Read more

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How can epsom salts help a sprained ankle?

How can  epsom salts help a sprained ankle?

Helps reduce : Swelling but should not be used in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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Can epsom salts be used for a broken bone?

Can epsom salts be used for a broken bone?

Epsom Salts: Epsom salt is a magnesium salt that can help relax muscles. I don't see how it could help with a broken bone unless you have a lot of muscle pain/guarding around the broken bone. ...Read more

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What is better for a sitz bath salt or epsom salts?

What is better for a sitz bath salt or epsom salts?

Hemorrhoids?: Epsom salts are excellent for this purpose. 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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Does bathing in Epsom salts Have any effect on the body? Or is this another natural 'medicine' piece of fiction like the gallbladder "flush"

Does bathing in Epsom salts Have any effect on the body? Or is this another natural 'medicine' piece of fiction like the gallbladder "flush"

No scientific proof: Epsom salts are Magnesium Sulfate and has no salutary effect. The warm bath is as effective alone as on with epsom salts. This is as effective as COFFEE Enemas ...Read more

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I had keyhole surgery a week ago today, I was wondering can I go for a bath in Epsom salts or a normal bath? The wounds arent weeping and are stitched

I had keyhole surgery a week ago today, I was wondering can I go for a bath in Epsom salts or a normal bath? The wounds arent weeping and are stitched

No: No usually they want you to wait for up to 4 weeks before you get soaked in any fluid including swimming or warm bath you can take a shower in 48 hours but no soaking ...Read more