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I heard using cold milk as an eyewash is good for your eyes is this true could it be harmful

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
No: Most 'home remedies' will not cause harm but will also have little to no benefit as well. If you are having a problem, it is best to get evaluated by ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bustos
17 years experience Ophthalmology
No.: While milk can be soothing to an upset stomach, it is anything but to an upset eye. The eye has fairly narrow pH requirements to maintain healthy tiss ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
31 years experience Ophthalmology
No : Put milk on your cereal.
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A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Breast milk: In some cultures breast milk is applied to the eyes for the treatment of conjunctivitis.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Breast milk is good for babies to drink. Not really for topical use in the eyes. Fresh breast milk may contain bacteria which may worsen an infection. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Fiore
Dr. Jay Fiore answered
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Lacrimal system: The eyelids have openings in them called puncta which drain the tears away from the eyes. The punta drain to the nose. There are valves along the na ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Milk intake: Normal for toddlers to decrease milk intake as they eat more solid food. Redness under eyes unlikely due to milk. Follow up with doctor re eye redne ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Milk spots: Are small cysts on the eyelids. Typically if small, it's best to leave them alone. If there are larger ones, they can be removed by an ophthalmologi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be: Swelling around the eyes is a sign of inflammation, and can be due to many causes. Allergies can certainly be a cause.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Myth: I have seen this offered up as a treatment by many of the zealous pro-breastfeeding crowd. I have also seen plenty of evidence it is worthless for suc ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Blocked tear ducts: Sticky eyes are usually related to a blocked lacrimal duct (tear duct). Massage gently with warm water cotton ball under the lower eyelid from nose ou ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually no.: True milk allergy is due to allergic antibodies (ige) which causes a dramatic immediate reaction, itchy lips/mouth, throat tightness, nausea, vomittin ... Read More

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