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Use Maalox on Skin Rashes

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One of the best treatments around for really bad rashes and skin irritation is liquid Maalox, the stuff you use for indigestion. When my friend was in the hospital ICU, she had horrible, uncontrolled diarrhea and bed sores, which literally left her skin raw and bleeding. The nurses dabbed liquid Maalox on the skin, and it healed faster than anything.

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She later tried it on her baby's diaper rash, and it worked great! And it's much cheaper, faster, and more effective than ointments. She told her pediatrician about it and he said that he did that with his kids too. He said that if they have really bad irritations to dab on the Maalox and let them air dry.

By Jackolyn Smith from GA

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March 18, 20120 found this helpful

Also recently found out that using a q-tip, dab Maalox (milk of magnesia) on canker sores in the mouth.

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March 18, 20120 found this helpful

When I began Nursing 38 years ago, we treated pressure ulcers (bed sores) with a mixture of Milk of Magnesia and merthiolate and would let it dry. It worked well and was inexpensive. Wound treatments now are hundreds of dollars for a tiny tube of medicine. Sometimes the older remedies were just as good.

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March 18, 20120 found this helpful

I agree milk of mag all the way.

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March 18, 20120 found this helpful

Don't get milk of mag and maallox confused. They are not same. Maallox is bismuth subsalicylate for diarrhea and mom is on magnesium hydroxide for constipation.

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March 22, 20120 found this helpful

Maalox is also the best cure for acne! Wash your face then let apply Maalox, let it sit and dry on your skin, then rinse off with warm water your skin will be much better in days and use again when acne reappears!

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March 19, 2012

So, which is it? Maalox or Milk of Magnesia? Do both work on skin irritations?

By BACO

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March 19, 20120 found this helpful

I have heard that it was MOM to use, I guess for the magnesia portion. Maalox may have the same ingredient. I am sure that the chalky effect when it dries helps as well.

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March 20, 20120 found this helpful

Maalox. It is an anti acid. MoM is a laxitive. Not good for your skin.

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March 20, 20120 found this helpful

Maalox. It is an anti acid. MoM is a laxitive. Not good for your skin.

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March 20, 20120 found this helpful

Milk of Magnesia is great for "troubled skin" (acne). Apply it, leave on a few minutes and wash off.

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Maalox is best for skin irritations or scrapes and scratches to speed healing. So both for the skin, but for different purposes. I have used both and had great results.

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