Can I Use Alum to Treat Swelling?

Is alum an effective substance for soaking swollen body parts?

By Alfred from Rochester, NY

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August 27, 20100 found this helpful

Off hand I am going to say no because alum is an astringent and is generally used to stop bleeding or, among other uses, is used in the pickling of foods. :-0 I would highly recommend Epsom Salts instead!

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