A 29-year-old female asked:
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can i use saline solution to rinse out my daughters eyes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Saline solution comes in a variety of strengths. Isotonic saline is a solution used in the office to wash out wounds and could be used for eyes.Other formulations may be to dilute or strong and be irritating.Simple eye wash/eye drops are available over the counter at most dollar stores.I would suggest these as a predictable and safe eye irrigant.
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
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