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Dr. Pierre Guibor
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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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


Dr. Michael Miller
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Are float tanks safe for pregnant women? They use lots of Epsom salts

Are float tanks safe for pregnant women? They use lots of Epsom salts

Should be fine: I don't see an issue as long as the water is clean. Very late in pregnancy some docs might worry about your bag of water breaking while in the tub and delaying the diagnosis, but in all honesty I am more concerned with pregnant women slipping getting out of the tub. We do water births and the epsom salts just increase you ability to float. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. You Sung Sang
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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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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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I heard putting epsom salts in a bathtub can calm sore muscles. How much do I use?

I heard putting epsom salts in a bathtub can calm sore muscles. How much do I use?

2 c: Read the directions on the box. I have seen as much as 2 cups of epsom salt per bathtub. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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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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Dr. Robert Cloud
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Dr. Howard Fox
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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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