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Can soaking in epson salt be safe to use on a toenail that has been partially torn away from the nail bed?

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In brief: Yes

Epsom salt will be good to reduce soft tissue swelling.
Most podiatrists will use it after ingrown nail surgery so it is safe.

In brief: Yes

Epsom salt will be good to reduce soft tissue swelling.
Most podiatrists will use it after ingrown nail surgery so it is safe.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Torn nail

Epsom salts is a great home remedy.
It will help to prevent infection and may having a soothing affect. There are no side affects from using this product.

In brief: Torn nail

Epsom salts is a great home remedy.
It will help to prevent infection and may having a soothing affect. There are no side affects from using this product.
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Definately

May sting a bit at first but yes safe.

In brief: Definately

May sting a bit at first but yes safe.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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