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Magnesium Sulphate Paste Expiry Date

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CrawlDaddy Mon 02-May-16 10:10:40

Am I OK to use Magnesium Sulphate paste with an expiry date of March 2015? The pot is unopened. It's to use on my 6 year old's finger, which looks like it has a small splinter.

I also have an opened pot of the stuff dated October 2015 if that's better to use.


KurriKurri Mon 02-May-16 17:31:25

My pot of it is really old and I still use it - seems to be fine - I think the only thing that might be affected is it's effectiveness. I find it separates a bit so you have t o give it a good stir.

Honestly I think everyone's Mag sulph must be out of date - how much of the stuff could any normal person get through within the sell by date grin - I'd go with the unopened one BTW to answer your question.

CrawlDaddy Mon 02-May-16 22:06:46

Thanks KurriKurri. I kind of thought the same but is good to hear someone else say it!

goddessofsmallthings Mon 02-May-16 22:51:26

A little mag. sulph goes a long way and I've got a pot that's been in service for way more than 5 years. I still can't see the bottom of it and it won't be replaced until it's completely empty. smile

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