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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.

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Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked.

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Told I have an anal fissure. Told to do sitz bath. Am I supposed to use epsom salts? I did earlier, now my rectum feels like it's turning inside out.

Comfort: Usually I do not recommend epsom salts. Just comfortably warm water is usually sufficient. Ask your own surgeon for instructions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me if I could use sea salt to help with my gout pain or does it have to be epsom salt?

Can you tell me if I could use sea salt to help with my gout pain or does it have to be epsom salt?

It's really: The warm/ot soak part that is helpful as it helps to counteract the crystals from developing.

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Is Epsom salt or pink salt safe to use as a face scrub?

Is Epsom salt or pink salt safe to use as a face scrub?

Salts: Epsom salts have been used for years as a face scrub with some benefits, ...I am not too familiar/sure about pink salts.

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How many cups can my wife use in her Epsom Salt bath? She is 24 week. Please and thank you

How many cups can my wife use in her Epsom Salt bath? She is 24 week. Please and thank you

Epsom salts: Cup to a bath is seemingly no risk. Her OBGYN is captain of the ship. He or she should be answering this question.

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Can you use epsom salt to clean and dry a graft donor site?

Can you use epsom salt to clean and dry a graft donor site?

Depends: Follow surgical instructions. Usually keep dry and non adherent cover. Your's could be special so discuss with surgeons office.

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Do you think I can use table salt for bathing instead of epsom salt?

Do you think I can use table salt for bathing instead of epsom salt?

Different: Table salt is sodium chloride, while Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. They are entirely different compounds. While is will not be harmful to bathe in sodium chloride, you will not get the same effects as from magnesium sulfate.

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When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

1/4 cup: Put warm water into your sitz bath until it's about 1/3 of the way full. Add 1/4 cup of epsom salt. Then add yourself. Hope it helps!

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