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MyAcheybreakyBones Fri 16-Jan-15 18:15:46

On a potential boil, didnt want to start a sporn thread and I doubt my dp is a sporner so won't participate though I'm quite looking forward to it myself.
Its near his crotch but inside leg so rubs quite painfully it is quite red and shiny no puss as yet.
Can someone tell how to use Epsom salts on it?

expatinscotland Fri 16-Jan-15 18:20:33

Get some magnesium sulphate paste instead.

HappyAgainOneDay Fri 16-Jan-15 18:30:42

Epsom salts is something you dissolve in water and drink ....

HappenstanceMarmite Fri 16-Jan-15 18:33:19

What is 'sporn'?

DeliciousMonster Fri 16-Jan-15 18:34:33

No, that is Andrew's salts!

LuluJakey1 Fri 16-Jan-15 18:35:08

Magnesium sulphate paste is epsom salts with TCP somehow added. You can buy it in Boots and it is fab.

MyAcheybreakyBones Fri 16-Jan-15 18:38:15

Argh christ I bought the salt form.
I went into the chemist to buy it too.
Aw well il use that for aches and pains instead.

XiCi Fri 16-Jan-15 18:42:01

I used couple of handfuls in my bath. It would probably help your DH to have an Epsom salts bath until you can get the sulphate paste.

MyAcheybreakyBones Fri 16-Jan-15 18:45:17

Thanks Xici

Fabulous46 Fri 16-Jan-15 18:53:01

I would agree with putting it in a bath and will help to draw the boil to a head. I've known it used on horses for abscesses. I'd get the magnesium sulphate and put that on.

PeppermintInfusion Fri 16-Jan-15 18:55:21

I think you can make the paste from the salts yourself as I googled it previously, but yes a bath in them is good for boils etc too (bathing is them
also works wonders if you are bloated)

MyAcheybreakyBones Fri 16-Jan-15 18:56:17

Thanks alot will go to chemist again tomorrow and in the meantime salt bath it is.

simbacatlivesgain Fri 16-Jan-15 20:01:24

You do drink epsom salts. They come in different grades. Some for bathing and some for drinking. Great for constipation (when drunk).

TOADfan Fri 16-Jan-15 20:19:51

Thanks for this thread. Being very overweight I'm always suffering with boils and blood blisters between my legs and some days it's total agony. TMI

I shall be going to get mag sulphate now see if it helps any.

ddubsgirl77 Fri 16-Jan-15 20:48:30

Yes you can drink epsom salts! But you also put in a bath but dont spend to long in bath.

peachgirl Fri 16-Jan-15 20:53:36

Sorry OP I've no idea, but HappenstanceMarmite "sporn" is slang for spot porn, so it's for people who like watching spot/boil/etc squeezing videos (like me!). grin

HappenstanceMarmite Fri 16-Jan-15 22:38:34

Thanks peachgirl. So sporn...That would be me then wine

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