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Soaking Feet In Salt Water Benefits
Yes: It softens them.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Should not make any difference - may lower it a little if the experience relaxes you ...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
Lots of bug bites; pregnant; can I soak in Epsom salt mix with Dead Sea salts? Or Epsom salt w lavender & chamomile and baking soda? Or just ep salt
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks. ...Read more
Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?
Reasonable to try: There is not much research on this topic, but epsom salt baths are a proven way to get magnesium into our bodies, which most people need more of. Baking soda and essential oils are said to help our bodies to detoxify and I have many patients who tell me they do feel better if they do this when feeling toxic. There is certainly no harm in trying. At the very least soaking in a warm tub is relaxing! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need location: The cause of infection is more important than infection itself. Candida is a natural yeast on our body if it is over growing means something is wrong in our body. Please see a doctor, it is important to treat the cause before treating the symptom. Let me quote uptodate: self treating wastes money, wastes time you do not feel better and you end up going to the doctor ...Read more
Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?
Magnesium & sulphur: Epson salt is made from a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate. Therefore if you bathe in epsom salts, the magnesium and the sulfur come in contact with your skin and can increase your tissue levels of magnesium and sulfur. Many people are deficient in both magnesium and sulfur, these people may benefit from soaking in epsom salts. Sulfur is detoxifying & magnesium is a vital mineral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no harm in soaking your penis in warm salted water, unless it causes discomfort. It currently occurs all the time when bath salts are used in warm bathes or when people swim in salt water pools. Curious why you ask this question and why you may want to do this. If you have a sore or blister on your penis, you should be checked for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). ...Read more
Hus has ArchillesTendanopathy+PF and is soaking his feet in epsom salt mixed warm water for 30min, 2times everyday.How often (safe?) can one do that?
Epsom salts: You can soak your feet 3-4 times daily ...Read more
Probably not: But why would you want to soak your feet in bleach???? ...Read more
Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause bleeding or stimulate uterine contractions. I advise caution with all herbs in the first trimester. It is probably safest in the final weeks of pregnancy. See http://bit.Ly/16ma7p2 ; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.Html. ...Read more
Yes!: Water is water -- warm or room temperature or cold -- stay hydrated! ...Read more
Now that I have some epsom salt (for feet), is there any benefit or harm from doing a full body soak for 15 minutes in epsom salt bath?
Only in cool: Only use in cool mist humidifiers. Not units that create heat. ...Read more
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