How To Make A Poultice Epsom Salt

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a good herbal poultice for skin infections?
    Does anyone have a good herbal (natural) poultice recipe for drawing out infections? My grandmother used to make a paste like substance out of Epsom salt and some other ingredients and it worked great for infected cuts. I never got her recipe. :(

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest one DIVINE INDIAN NONI which is a food suppliment / a nutritional Cleansing Juice that you need to take regularly to keep you healthy.
      You can also apply it externaly and see the great results yourself.

  2. QUESTION:
    what does the magnesium in epsom salts do to your body?
    when you take an epsom salt bath, what does the magnesium do?

    • ANSWER:
      Did a little finding since this question intrigued me.

      Indications for topical use are

      - Magnesium has been used as an agent for dehydrating (drawing) boils, carbuncles, and abscesses.
      - Magnesium has also been shown to be an effective aid in the fight against blemishes and acne when applied directly to problematic areas, usually in poultice form. If combined with water and made into a cream, it can be applied to the face to remove blackheads.
      - Magnesium, when used through soaking, can soothe muscle pains and help improve rough patches in the skin.
      - Soaking in a warm bath containing Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) can be beneficial to soothe, relax,and relieve herpes outbreak symptoms, such as itching and lesions relating to genital herpes and shingles.

      hope this helps ^_^

  3. QUESTION:
    What remedies can be used at home to treat Armpit Boils?
    Some of my family members suffer from reoccurring armit boils. One has had glands removed but the issue still exists once a year for her. I was wondering if anyone has tried a warm compress with Epsom salt or a Epsom salt bath? Or what remedies do others suggest besides LANCING (getting it cut open & drained) ew!

    • ANSWER:
      Kaolin poultice is good if you can get hold of it, better than Epsom salts & excellent for boils

  4. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take for hoof Abcess to burst?
    I have been soaking with Epsom salts and making a poultice and wrapping with nappy and duct tape but nothing. Farrier thinks it's in the hoof cuz he couldn't find it with hoof testers. She's very sore!!! Been over a week

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the location of the abscess. One that is deeper within the hoof and farther from the white line, will take longer to reach softer tissues where it can surface. If this hasn't been diagnosed by a vet then it may not even be an abscess. When a hoof lameness develops, it is easy to assume an abscess is the cause, but it isn't always the case. Remember that farriers are not doctors and are not qualified to diagnose medical condtions such as hoof abscesses. After a week of lameness with no clear reason, you definitely need to have your vet examine the horse and possibly xray or ultrasound the hoof to see what is going on inside. Anyway, that would be my advice, and is what I would do if this were my horse.

  5. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get the abscess on my horses coronet band to pop faster?
    My horse has an abscess on his coronet band, I've been soaking it in epsom salt and warm water for a week and a half and it doesn't seem to be doing much...any other way to get his abscess tender enough to finally pop??? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure this is an abscess and that it hasn't already drained? Once a hoof abscess reaches the coronary band, it typically opens and drains. Once it drains completely, it will heal from the inside out. The more the horse moves around on it, the sooner it will heal. You can poultice it to be sure it has drained completely. Either make a poultice or buy commercial animalintex ready made poultice and apply it warm. To make an Epsom salts poultice, you can make a paste by adding only enough hot water so that it all dissolves, and place the paste it in an infant disposable diaper. Wrap the diaper up over the hoof and coronet band and secure it in place with vetwrap, and use duct tape over that.
      If the horse is still lame and there is a non-healing lesion at the coronet band, you should consult with your vet. There might be something else going on.


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