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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
Can I use epsom salts to supplement my magnesium intake? I only seem to get about half through my diet...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Soaking in epsom salts may soothe painful ulcers, but not make the infection go away. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
3-6 hours: They work fairly quickly. Be careful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Excessive amounts of salts in bath water may cause drying and irritation of delicate tissues. ...Read more
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
Can't get Epsom Salts in Phnom Penh. Need it to soak foot and dislodge embedded thorns. Substitute??? Thanks.
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
Yes: If you find that comforting.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello. Please, let me know if Epsom salts with hot water can help me with my problem of plantar fasciitis... I did a lot of exercise. I have tried ice?
Not exact: But if you add about 1/4 cup of salt to 3-4 inches of water in the tub, that should be fine. ...Read more
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
Does bathing in Epsom salts Have any effect on the body? Or is this another natural 'medicine' piece of fiction like the gallbladder "flush"
I'm having a bath in tub for fissure. Should I use epsom salts in the tub like i've heard. If so how much salts do I put in the bathtub warm or cold?
Warm sitz bath: About a cup of epsom salt in a tub of warm water should do the trick. ...Read more
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
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