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What Happen If My Friend Ingest Bath Salt Signs To Look For
Depends on dose: Too much will cause diarrhea, and Magnesium Sulfate by mouth tastes bitter. 1 tablespoon of epsom salts dissolved in 6-8 oz water is a laxative dose, and it tastes quite horrible, but it is as safe as taking any other form of magnesium. There are better ways to replete magnesium. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Danger: Designer drugs such as mephedrone are falsely labeled as "bath salts" or "plant food" circumventing the law. So far, no one has died or been permanently injured by mephedrone, though we know nothing about long-term effects. Tooth-grinding and excitability are signs. A real friend will tell you the truth if you ask, and will value your friendship over a stupid high. ...Read more
New friends: Hanging out with someone who will act on self destructive impulses and cannot recognize a really bad idea without trying it, will at some point make you the guinea pig for one of those stupid ideas and get a laugh when you have to be cut out of your wrecked car or you have to go to the er and get your stomach pumped ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bath salt: addiction is serious and potentially life-threatening: http://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/directors-page/messages-director/2011/02/bath-salts-emerging-dangerous-products and http://drugabuse.com/library/the-effects-of-bath-salts-use/. You will probably need in-patient detox and treatment in a rehab facility. If you have just taken bath salt, call poison control or go to the nearest ER for help. ...Read more
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
What effects does bath salt have on the mind and body if you use it like cocaine? I've been hearing a lot of reports about it.
Designer drug: Bath salts/mdpv/methylenedioxypyrovalerone is stiil legal designer drug similar to amphetamine but 4 times more potent than ritalin (methylphenidate). It acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine receptor antagonist; use can lead to paranoia, hallucinations, panic attacks, aggressive behavior. Dea is working to make its sale & use illegal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister has her fingernails bluish every time she uses magnesium sulfate as bath salt? Why is that?
Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of epsom salt (mag. Sulfate) causing bluish nails. If the nails are more bluish after getting out of a warm bath into the colder air, maybe the drop in skin temperature causes a decrease in blood circulation to the fingers and nails. A primary care doctor can get the details, and check the fingers and nails to see if there is a medical issue, such as decreased circulation to fingers. ...Read more
My friend's father, that is with sodium and potassium in brain, has also his heart swollen. Is it also caused by high salt intake?
An important factor: High salt intake is only an important factor. It causes a diseased heart with congestive heart failure to get worse and to become enlarged and the body becomes swollen. However, there are other factors like smoking, alcohol, coronary disease etc. Kidney disease is also an important factor in this picture. ...Read more
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