What is Hot bath with Epsom salts?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) are made up of a naturally occurring mineral that is found in water magnesium sulfate. Perhaps the most popular application is the use of Epsom salts in a hot bath for relieving stress and soothing muscles and joints.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 37 17
Fibromyalgia 13 6
Pain in hip(s) 5 2
Muscle and joint pain 4 5
Muscle pain 4 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 6
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hot bath with Epsom salts

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 3
Dry skin on hands 1
Hypotension 1
Muscle tension 1
Pain in hip(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hot bath with Epsom salts

Dosage Patients
- as needed 4
100 g daily 2
0.75 hr weekly 1
2 tbs. weekly 1
6 other weekly 1
1 other daily 1
100 g monthly 1
2 other twice daily 1
100 g every 3 weeks 1
100 g weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Hot bath with Epsom salts

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Hot bath with Epsom salts

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Hot bath with Epsom salts

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 9
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 6
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3 patient evaluations for Hot bath with Epsom salts

Jul 23, 2014 (Started Apr 19, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in hip(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I can no longer get in/out of the bathtub without assistance. consequently I don't take baths often anymore. I would if my nerve pain was really bad and nothing else was working.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 17, 2009 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: When I take a HOT bath with epsom salt and lavendar I feel like a bowl of jello. It relaxes me so much.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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