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Applying Milk of Magnesia Helps Flakes

Q. You recently had an article about treating seborrheic dermatitis with milk of magnesia. My mom is wondering how much milk of magnesia she should take.

A. Please tell your mother NOT to swallow milk of magnesia (MoM) for her skin problem. This is a powerful laxative and if she consumes too much, she will be dashing for the bathroom.

Instead, suggest that she apply MoM to the itchy, flaky, red areas of her skin. For reasons that are not clear to us, this remedy seems to help both acne and seborrheic dermatitis.

1//15/18 redirected to: https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/articles/do-you-absorb-magnesium-from-your-armpits/

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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