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Can artificial tears make eyes white?

Can artificial tears make eyes white?

ATs lubricate. : If your eyes are red because they are dry, using ats 3 - 4 x day will help. Also, check if you're hydrating adequately... Don't count caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis ?

Best preservative free  artificial tears for people with blepharitis ?

Preservative free: This response is specific for the person and their specific underlying cause or reason for using artificial tears. In my experience the most success is with refresh advanced, retain MGD, refresh celluvisc, md Bion tears. I have had a lot of success with recommending Systane Balance although it has preservatives. Once again it depends on your underlying reason for using artificial tears. ...Read more

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Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Yes: Non preserved artificial tears are often recommended for the treatment of dry eyes in individuals who are sensitive to preservatives. There use can be very frequent (every 30' or so) due to low surface irritation side effects. Just as with any eye drop medication, avoid contamination of the dropper tip. Non preserved drops last generally 1 day, & are best refrigerated in between uses to protect. ...Read more

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Do artificial tears drain into throat?

Do artificial tears drain into throat?

Yes: Yes all eye drops (and your own tears) can drain into your nose and down the throat. ...Read more

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What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

Dryness: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is the brand name of a popular eye lubricant. If your problem is only eye dryness and your ophthalmologist has eliminated other causes, then this is an excellent lubricant available over the counter. ...Read more

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Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Eye lubrication: Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a purified petrolatum which is certified for use on the eye. It is use to lubricate the eye, especially in cases of eye dryness more than the average and is used in hospitals to protect the eyes in situations where the eyes might dry out. It is a brand name, and there are a number of equivalent over the counter products with the same effect. ...Read more

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Can cavities in your dentures from using too much artificial sweetener?

Can cavities in your dentures from using too much artificial sweetener?

No: Dentures are plastic and cannot decay. They can crack or break and wear down over time but cannot suffer from tooth decay as natural teeth do. ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No: Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. ...Read more

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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

Artificial tears: Yes they are. I use them myself. ...Read more

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Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about medications and see a dentist also. Dry. Mouth will cause cavities. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol with can maki it worse. Biotene products are specifically made to help dry mouth. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can stimulate saliva flow. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more

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Are artificial tears suppose to burn?

They may.: If your eyes are irritated, they can be uncomfortable. This usually gets better if you continue to use them. ...Read more

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What happens when artificial colored and flavored food enters our bodies?

What happens when artificial colored and flavored food enters our bodies?

Broken down: Artificial coloring and flavoring is broken down just like any other chemical in the body. Your chemistry does not appreciate any difference between artificial or natural. It breaks down chemicals based upon their molecular structure. Fortunately, there is a limited vocabulary of chemical structures and the body does not have to maintain a million separate pathways for degradation. ...Read more

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Can saliva blood mix getting into eye when someone coughs transmit HIV ?

Can saliva blood mix getting into eye when someone coughs transmit HIV ?

Possibly: If the person who does the coughing is HIV positive and if he has a positive viral count (he should know this if he is being treated), then the saliva and secretions can contain the virus. If this gets into someone else's eye, it can pass into the back of the throat and if there is a break in the lining you could get the virus in your system and have a problem. A lot of "ifs" to happen. ...Read more

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Evaporative dry eyes. Use Genteal gel 2X/day n Tears Naturale (artificial tears) 4-6x. Still not comfy when windy. Is Restasis or plugs a better option? Risks?

Evaporative dry eyes. Use Genteal gel 2X/day n Tears Naturale (artificial tears) 4-6x. Still not comfy when windy. Is Restasis or plugs a better option? Risks?

Time for punctal plu: It appears that you need to go to next step of dry eye treatment. have you tried Restasis? If not I would start with that and also punctal plugs. They can try the collagen plugs first and see if you see improvement and then try the permanent plugs. ...Read more

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Does visine tears dry eye relief lubricant eye drops natural tears formula, does it really work?

Does visine tears dry eye relief lubricant eye drops natural tears formula, does it really work?

Yes: Artificial tears are replacement drops for individuals whose tear production may be low or if their tasks result in high evaporative tear loss, such as reading, computer use, windy activities outside to name a few. Many commercially available tear replacement drops are available, and all work satisfactorily. If more severe dry eye problems exist, see an eye md for help. ...Read more

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Could artificial sweetener cause sweet urine?

Could artificial sweetener cause sweet urine?

Sweet urine: I have no idea - never tasted it. There must be some reason you are asking this question. Let me know if you can. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more