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Some Unexpected Uses For Milk Of Magnesia

Posted by Deb Spinelli on 9/15/2015
Magnesium hydroxide, more commonly known as milk of magnesia, is often used to treat constipation, heartburn, and upset stomach. It can provide effective relief from occasional constipation and help keep you regular. It is also highly effective as an antacid. It is an osmotic laxative, which means that it works by drawing water into the intestines to encourage bowel movement. As an antacid, it works by lowering the amount of acid present in the stomach. As useful as it is for these applications, there are several less known uses for this common household medication.
  • It's great for your skin. Use it to treat acne. It will reduce redness and inflammation and it can even help reduce acne scars. It reduces pore size, eliminates oil, and evens out skin tone. Use it once or twice a week as a face mask to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Apply it to your face using your fingertips or a cotton ball, allow to dry, and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
  • It's effective against rashes. Milk of magnesia possesses disinfectant properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin rashes. Use it to treat eczema, poison ivy, or diaper rash. It works because the alkalizing properties of milk of magnesia act as a natural skin soother.
  • It can help combat dandruff. Just massage milk of magnesia into your scalp at the start of your shower and leave it on until just before you're ready to hop out and dry off. Rinse and shampoo normally. No more flakes! Gentlemen, it works equally well on that annoying flaky skin beneath your beard.
  • It can soothe a painful sunburn. Gently apply a thin layer of milk of magnesia to the sunburned area and allow it to dry. After 30 to 60 minutes hop in the shower and rinse it off. If you aren't too concerned about your sheets, you can apply a think layer before bed and wash it off in the morning. This will ease the pain of sunburn and even help prevent blistering.

Visit The Medical Maven to grab a bottle or two of this handy multipurpose product. Available in an affordable 12 oz bottle, The Medical Maven's Milk of Magnesia can provide relief from constipation and many other minor ailments. Best of all, when you purchase online or by phone from The Medical Maven, your order will ship to your door within days!

Statement: Milk of magnesia is a great treatment for many ailments, from constipation to sunburn.

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