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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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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks is is okay for me to drink epsom salt & water to help use the bathroom or what will happen?

I'm 16 weeks is is okay for me to drink epsom salt & water to help use the bathroom or what will happen?

Epsom salt: Has magnesium in it. It does have some evidence of risks associated with it. Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy. Please discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm on percocet and constipated four days. Is Epsom salt ok. I can't get to a drug store. How would I use it? I NEED fast relief.

I'm on percocet and constipated four days. Is Epsom salt ok. I can't get to a drug store. How would I use it? I NEED fast relief.

May help: A single dose take as directed on the package may help. Do not take more than directed as may cause electrolyte imbalance. You should not use it if if you have any nausea or vomiting. See your doctor form more effective therapy. Amitiza (lubiprostone) is indicated for opioid induced constipation. It is available with prescription. ...Read more

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I mixed some Epsom salt with warm water and I didn't use much salt. I am now having a bad break out on my arm. I washed it off. What should I do?

I mixed some Epsom salt with warm water and I didn't use much salt. I am now having a bad break out on my arm. I washed it off. What should I do?

Allergic reaction: For how lion are you using Epsom Salt? Is this the first time? Then do not use any more.
If you still have symptoms get Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter, and follow instruction. Apply to skin 1% Hydrocortisone cream-ointment to control your symptoms.
Because allergic reactions can progress and worsen in minutes causing complications, medical attention is always recommended for all but the most minor and localized symptoms.
If the symptoms of your reaction worsen over a few days, or if they do not improve with recommended treatment and removal of the allergen, call your health-care provider.
Tell your health-care provider if you have any allergic symptoms after using a drug or other treatment prescribed for you (see Drug Allergy).
Allergic reactions can be dangerous. Sudden, severe, widespread reactions require emergency evaluation by a medical professional. Call an ambulance if you or someone around you has any of the following with an allergic reaction:

sudden, severe, or rapidly worsening symptoms
exposure to an allergen that previously caused severe or bad reactions
swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
wheezing, chest tightness, loud breathing, trouble breathing, or hoarseness of voice
confusion, sweating, nausea, or vomiting
widespread rash or severe hives
lightheadedness, collapse, or unconsciousness

Also, I would suggest taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine to calm your symptoms, For rashes or skin irritations, an anti-inflammatory steroid cream such as hydrocortisone can be used. For small, localized skin reactions, use a cold, wet cloth or ice for relief. Apply a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel as an ice pack ...Read more

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Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight?

Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight?

Epsom salts -lose wt: No it is not safe to take epsom salts to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use epsom salt in a neti pot?

Is it possible for you to use epsom salt in a neti pot?

Try to avoid this: It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy.
Epsom salt is Magnesium sulfate as opposed to the Sodium chloride present in the salt you use day to day. The latter is preferred for nasal irrigation ...Read more

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Is it okay to use epsom foot salts and takemagnesiumoxide tablets at the same time?

Is it okay to use epsom foot salts and takemagnesiumoxide tablets at the same time?

I assume...: You're talking about soaking your foot in epsom salt, not ingesting it. That being the case, knock yourself out. None of those "salts" are going to get absorbed into your body from the soaks, although you can save your money and just use warm water, which is just as effective. Also, hotter is not better. Plain warm water (2 parts hydrogen 1 part oxygen) is fine. ...Read more

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Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?

Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?

No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a 1st degree perineum cut, been using epsom salt to bath and vasiline, its itching now? Does it mean its healing and what else can I use

I have a 1st degree perineum cut, been using epsom salt to bath and vasiline, its itching now? Does it mean its healing and what else can I use

Benzocaine spray: It is normal to have a little itching as the tissue heals. Usually your doctor or midwife repairs the tear with an absorbable suture and this can cause a small itching reaction. You can use an over the counter spray called Dermoplast or any anesthetic spray with benzocaine. If it isn't getting better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Folliculitis where I shave my vagina Doc told me soak N epsom salt I never use 2 have this problem could it B my diet? Stopped b4 when I went basic tra

Folliculitis where I shave my vagina Doc told me soak N epsom salt I never use 2 have this problem could it B my diet? Stopped b4 when I went basic tra

Shaving is the issue: This has nothing to do with diet. Pubic area folliculitis was rare before people started shaving the area. You may carry staph or strep on your skin, but many people do that; the problem arises mostly when you add the minor trauma that comes with shaving. Consider using a hair removal cream. Or not shaving (is it really that important?). Or see a dermatologist for professional advice about it. ...Read more

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Safe to use a lavendar epsom salt bath while on lisinopril. I've been taking it for 5 days and have bad back and leg cramps. Dr sd stop taking the rx?

Safe to use a lavendar epsom salt bath while on lisinopril. I've been taking it for 5 days and have bad back and leg cramps. Dr sd stop taking the rx?

Epsom salt: Unless you're drinking the epsom salt, I simply don't see how a bath (ie, topical) epsom salt could possibly interact with Lisinopril which is in your blood stream. A nice, warm/hot bath should be a very good treatment for cramps and muscular pain and is a time honored rx (as in ancient greeks - used by hipprocates himself!). ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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I have burning feet and the only time it gets relieved is when I soak my feet in Epsom salts. What is the cause of this?

I have burning feet and the only time it gets relieved is when I soak my feet in Epsom salts. What is the cause of this?

Do you have: diabetes? Have you been checked by a neurologist? Could be symptoms of other health concerns... counsult with your doctor for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more