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Uses For Epsom Salts For An Eye Wash
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
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
Can I use epsom salts to supplement my magnesium intake? I only seem to get about half through my diet...
Hi, last Friday I had an abscess cut and drained on my big toe where toe hairs typically grow. I've been told to soak it, should I use Epsom salts?
Soaking: Soak the toe in Epsom salt and warm water for 5-20 min daily for 1 week. ...Read more
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
I have an anal fissure. I don't have a sitz bath so i will just use my bathtub, but should I add epsom salts? If so how much to what ratio of water
Anal fissure: The heat relaxes the muscle and reduces discomfort. Epson salt not necessary. ...Read more
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