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Why would rinsing or soaking tissue with a salt and water

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Why would rinsing or soaking tissue with a salt and water solution decrease edema temporarily?

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Salt water draws extra fluid from tissue by a process called osmosis.

Osmosis is the net movement of water across a selectively permeable membrane(skin/tissue) driven by a difference in solute concentrations on the two sides of the membrane.

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