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Will epsom salt burn an infection?

Will epsom salt burn an infection?

No: Epsom salts despite having been used forever under the assumption that the salts stop bacteria or dry it out, appear to have little or no such effect. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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After Epsom salt bath - burn like lesions occurred on sensitive areas where sat on salt. How to treat pain and lesion?

After Epsom salt bath - burn like lesions occurred on sensitive areas where sat on salt. How to treat pain and lesion?

Try vaseline gauze: Applied after a cool soak to be sure all of the Epsom Salts are washed away. Epsom Salts (Magnesium sulfate) should always be dissolved thoroughly before bathing in it. If you have any skin wounds they would be irritated by the salt. Apply vaseline to any such areas before the bath. Only use Epsom Salts if you are treating some specific condition, like arthritis, not just as a water softener. ...Read more

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I have rashes/blister on the majority side of my right hip. It possibly could have been from Epsom salt. Does not itch just burns.

I have rashes/blister on the majority side of my right hip. It possibly could have been from Epsom salt. Does not itch just burns.

Rashes must be seen.: My first reaction to a burning blistering rash on one side of the body is shingles, or Herpes zoster. But every rash needs to be seen in order to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I tried to pop a pimple with hot water and salt (epsom salt). I'm left with a rather large patch/burn on my chin. I put bacitracin on it and a bandage. Any ways to get rid of this as fast as possible?

I tried to pop a pimple with hot water and salt (epsom salt). I'm left with a rather large patch/burn on my chin. I put bacitracin on it and a bandage. Any ways to get rid of this as fast as possible?

See your doctor!: If it is a burn, you may need wound care since your face can be disfigured. More worrisome is that the burn is actually an infection or an abscess caused by bacteria such as strept or staph. If not treated, the infection can quickly get worse. The doctor can examine to determine you will need just antibiotics or additional interventions. ...Read more

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Woke up w/feet pain, had it all day. Pain/burning on bottom of feet. Hurts to stretch/walk. Tried bengay, epsom salt & Aleve (naproxen) no-relief yet.

Woke up w/feet pain, had it all day. Pain/burning on bottom of feet. Hurts to stretch/walk. Tried bengay, epsom salt & Aleve (naproxen) no-relief yet.

Couple of thoughts: This could be neuropathy but do your feet change color when this happens. This could suggest a problem call erythromelalgia. These are some of things that your physician will look for when you are evaluated. ...Read more

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Does epsom salt heal skin rashes?

Does epsom salt heal skin rashes?

No: People occasionally use it for swelling but I do not advise it. See a doctor for a proper diagnosis of your rash and get a prescription to get rid of your problem. ...Read more

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Can Epsom Salt soaks for Hemorrhoids cause Flushed Skin? I just did a soak and all my skin that I had submerged turned bright red.

Can Epsom Salt soaks for Hemorrhoids cause Flushed Skin? I just did a soak and all my skin that I had submerged turned bright red.

It should not: It should not, you have to change the concentration, by diluting the solution,
if it keep happening, you have some kind of allergy, so you should do the sits bath with only warm water, and avoid using the Epsom salt ...Read more

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How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, 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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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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Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your doctor about this question. He/she can give you more detailed information and advice. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence for epsom salt as a home remedy?

Is there any evidence for epsom salt as a home remedy?

Depends what U mean?: Epsom salt is used to relax muscles, and is 100% Magnesium sulfate, which has muscle relaxing properties, especially when used Internally (MOM, Magnesium Citrate), by relaxing smooth muscles, and cause loose stools/BM in high doses. Externally, it relaxes skeletal muscles when used as hot soak. It can tend to dehydrate as well, so you have to drink water & hydrate well. Magnesium is well known. ...Read more

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Epsom salt help with hemorrhoids?

Epsom salt help with hemorrhoids?

Yes: They can be added to a sitz bath. 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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Can you use epsom salt on a swollen wrist?

Can you use epsom salt on a swollen wrist?

Depends: If acutely swollen, should use ice. If chronically swollen, should see a doc to be evaluated. Epsom salt is good for draining skin abscesses and infections....when diluted in warm water. ...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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What are the health benefits of epsom salt bath?

What are the health benefits of epsom salt bath?

Magnesium & sulphur: Epson salt is made from a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate. Therefore if you bathe in epsom salts, the magnesium and the sulfur come in contact with your skin and can increase your tissue levels of magnesium and sulfur.
Many people are deficient in both magnesium and sulfur, these people may benefit from soaking in epsom salts.
Sulfur is detoxifying & magnesium is a vital mineral. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink epsom salt and pepsi for abortion, I did it for abortion but I'm a bit worried?

Is it safe to drink epsom salt and pepsi for abortion, I did it for abortion but I'm a bit worried?

Bad idea: Traditionally -some women have bathed in epsom salts as a way to cause an abortion. See: http://www. Ceped. Org/avortement/gb/chap4/800/chap4-tab. Html. Please keep in mind that they have also used gasoline, poisons, knitting needles, etc. All of these are also bad ideas. There can be SERIOUS medical problems for overdosing orally on Epsom Salts. If you have overdosed on Epsom Salts - would > ...Read more

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I have access to fresh harvested Dead Sea salt, is it as good for soaking pain relief as Epsom salt?

I have access to fresh harvested Dead Sea salt, is it as good for soaking pain relief as Epsom salt?

Try The Bucket Test: Salt from the Dead Sea, or any 'salt water' is sodium chloride (NaCl). Epsom 'salt' (ES) is not a salt. It is magnesium sulfate (MgS04). So, you could compare every purported use for ES and try it with salt from the Dead Sea. If the same then I'd bet it's everything but the salts. Check out :
http://www. Saltworks. Us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits
Idea: Right leg in one bucket with ES; left leg NaCl ...Read more

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I heard lavender Epsom salt isn't safe at 6 weeks is this true? I've had a couple baths in it before I heard this and now I'm worried.

I heard lavender Epsom salt isn't safe at 6 weeks is this true? I've had a couple baths in it before I heard this and now I'm worried.

Below: There are no double blind studies done to insure the safety.
I always tell my patients, during a PG done not do anything, take anything, inhale anything that is questionable

In your case, a couple of baths should be fine, but I would advise against continuing the practice. ...Read more

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Can I take Epsom salt baths while taking Pantoprazole Magnesium? I take Pantoprazole in the morning, and baths in the evening (if relevant)

Epsom salts: Yes - there should be no problems using epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and Pantoprazole. The magnesium in the pantoprazole is negligible and you won't absorb any magnesium from the bath. Epsom salts should not be used if you have any open areas
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My roommate had a spermatocelectomy 3 weeks ago and still has significant swelling. Can he do anything to speed the reduction of swelling? Epsom salt?

May "sound": Very UNCOMFORTABLE but ICE is STILL the best method FROZEN PEAS OR CORD POUCHES WRAPPED IN dishtowels!!!
NOT EPSOM SALTS!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more