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Does bathing in Epsom salts Have any effect on the body? Or is this another natural 'medicine' piece of fiction like the gallbladder "flush"

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Likely not

epsom salts are an old remedy for sprains and strains and perhaps other ailments but generally not recommended anymore because they have not been shown to result in a significant difference in outcome than other treatments.
Once again, sprains and strains are best treated with cold compresses for the first 48 hours to minimize and reduce inflammation, followed by alternating warm and cold compress

In brief: Likely not

epsom salts are an old remedy for sprains and strains and perhaps other ailments but generally not recommended anymore because they have not been shown to result in a significant difference in outcome than other treatments.
Once again, sprains and strains are best treated with cold compresses for the first 48 hours to minimize and reduce inflammation, followed by alternating warm and cold compress
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