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Can Eye Drops Drain Down Your Throat When Put Into Your Eye
Is there any possibility that ingredients of nasal sprays go into the eyes and cause problem? Like when eye drops drain into nose and throat?
Eye/nose connection: Eye drops drain with gravity down the lacrimal ducts into the nose. Ear drops thru Eustachian tubes also drain with gravity into the nose. Nasal drops and aerosols can't work up into the eye (or ear) against gravity like your home plumbing - it's one way. However, a bone defect between nose and orbit (like from fracture or surgery) can cause air or medication from nose into orbit around eye. ...Read more
I can taste eye drops in throat and nose. Is it dangerous for me to shallow things while having this taste?
Not a problem: There is a plumbing system connecting your tear flow with the inside of the nose. Eyedrops of certain types can be tasted. Consider that anything approved to be put in the eye will have no toxicity in the rest of the body. So there is no danger at all in this; don not worry a bout it. ...Read more
Hello iv got conjunctivitis an my eye lid is swollen iv had it since Monday morning the doc gave me eye drops Weds i now Ave a saw throat shud I go bk?
Sore throat: you should be and they could be related. I would see your doctor if you don't inprove ...Read more
I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?
Mild headache at base of skull, neck discomfort even when moving neck, slight sore throat, mild pain behind eyes, left ear feels like it is draining ?
I hate having to put in eye drops. Is there an alternate solution to lubricate my eyes permanently?
Maybe: You may want to try some of the artificial tear gels, some other alternatives are punctual plugs or lacricerts. A review of your medications may reveal use of antihistamines, anticolinergics or diuretics. Oral supplements of omega fatty acids are available specifically for dry eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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