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Do you really need to discard eye drops after 30 days? I mean, you don't use all of 10 ml eye drops in 30 days. I never throw eye drops away.

Do you really need to discard eye drops after 30 days? I mean, you don't use all of 10 ml eye drops in 30 days. I never throw eye drops away.

You are correct: Eyedrops expire on the date listed on the bottle. If there is some left in the bottle and you have used it properly (not touching the tip to your eye), then you can cap it and store it. Better to store it in the refrigerator until needed again. Don't share eye drops, however, .

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What happens if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

What happens if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

Eye drops: The drops are mild, for the yes, any drops used in eyes, go through tear ducts in nose, and there on to throat, as in tears we swallow them

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What are possible side effects of accidentally swallowing visine eye drops?

What are possible side effects of accidentally swallowing visine eye drops?

None: Visine eyedrops are forms of saline, and when applied in the usual way to the eye, the excess passes down the lacrimal canal into the nose and throat with no evidence of toxicity. While I image the visine was not tasty, it will do no harm.

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Is visine (eye drops) poison if swallowed? What does the hospital do when they get a poison case like this?

Is visine (eye drops) poison if swallowed? What does the hospital do when they get a poison case like this?

Poison Control Cntr: Er's consult with a national poison control center on how to handle cases like this. Visine has tetrahydrozoline, which can act as a stimulant. Oral consumption would lead to rapid absorption by the body. It could be especially toxic in children and low body weight individuals. Some info is found here: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002590.Htm.

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I swallowed a piece of shrimp shell and it was scratchinf my troat that I stared to throw up. What should I do? I'm not allergic to anytihng (already

I swallowed a piece of shrimp shell and it was scratchinf my troat that I stared to throw up. What should I do? I'm not allergic to anytihng (already

Likely ok: If it were a lobster or crab shell, I would be worried. However if you have vomited it out or it has passed but if gets stuck at your throat, then see an ENT doctor.

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Swallowed food the wrong way yesterday, chest hurts today and feels like something is stuck. Forcing myself to throw up hasn't worked. What can I do?

Swallowed food the wrong way yesterday, chest hurts today and feels like something is stuck. Forcing myself to throw up hasn't worked. What can I do?

A problem: It sound like you may have a piece of food lodged in your esophagus. If this feeling persists (and it sounds like it does), you should seek prompt attention. Sometimes an endoscopy is necessary to retrieve the offending food. It's much better to do this sooner rather than later.

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I just felt sick and had to throw up. Now my chest hurts especially when I swallow. Should I be concerned?

I just felt sick and had to throw up. Now my chest hurts especially when I swallow. Should I be concerned?

Esophagitis: Your emesis contained stomach acid: hydrochloric acid, which has likely irritated (or even burned) the lining of your esophagus. It will heal, but it will take time. Meanwhile, it wouldn't be a bad idea to used medication to counteract stomach acid like over the counter ranitidine or omeprazole. Unfortunately, I'm afraid it's like closing the barn door after the horse is out.

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I swallowed a pill of hydrocodone and made myself throw up after. Will I be okay for this hair test tomorrow?

I swallowed a pill of hydrocodone and made myself throw up after. Will I be okay for this hair test tomorrow?

Not from this one: It takes some days for hydrocodone to be incorporated into the hair matrix itself. So this hydrocodone is not the problem, it will be the hydrocodone you took from 1 week to 6 months ago.

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I've had a headache for t days now, and now I feel like I might throw up and my eyes burn. What is happening to me?

I've had a headache for t days now, and now I feel like I might throw up and my eyes burn. What is happening to me?

Depends: If this something new then you should be seen by doctor as soon as possible. If this something you have had before it sounds like a possible migraine. If this is in late stages it may be difficult to stop with usual meds like Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) or even prescribed meds. If severe you may need to go to urgent care or er to get the headache under control.

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When I cough I seem to swallow air and it makes me throw up air/spit/part of my lunch on the following cough. Any method to cough but not throw up?

When I cough I seem to swallow air and it makes me throw up air/spit/part of my lunch on the following cough. Any method to cough but not throw up?

Treat your cough: I'm a fraid there are no good methods to prevent that sensation if you are still coughing. Based on the severity of your cough, you should come see a local physician to be evaluated and treated. Many etiologies can cause you cough violently like that.

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I have had a headache that feels like behind my eyes and down my jaw for 3 days my temp is 96.6 and feel I going to throw up?

I have had a headache that feels like behind my eyes and down my jaw for 3 days my temp is 96.6 and feel I going to throw up?

See a doctor: There are many causes of headache. without a neurological exam it is difficult to tell you. Based on your symptoms I would recommend you go to the ER today.

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Had a colnoscopy yesterday an now I have a massive migrane an my eyes hurt really bad an I feel like like im going to throw up an my neck is stiff?

Dehydrated: You are probably dehydrated from the prep. If you have migraine medications, I would take it and keep yourself well-hydrated with fluids. Call your doctor by tomorrow if this doesn't help.

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Vomiting 6/w after anything I eat/drink. Docs don't know what's wrong yet. Hard to swallow, tired, thirst, I don't want to eat/drink I'll throw up?

Vomiting 6/w after anything I eat/drink. Docs don't know what's wrong yet. Hard to swallow, tired, thirst, I don't want to eat/drink I'll throw up?

If your doctor: Cannot figure out, it would be impossible here. Go back to your doctor, so he/she can figure it out for you.

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I swallowed gel pen ink and now my stomach really hurts is it ok for me to drink salt water to throw up?

I swallowed gel pen ink and now my stomach really hurts is it ok for me to drink salt water to throw up?

See details: How much ink did you swallow and how is it possible to do it by accident? A small amount, do not worry. A larger amount, speak with your doctor or your local er.

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Major airplane motion sickness. Have to lean against window with eyes closed. If open eyes everything spins and throw up. Why?

Major airplane motion sickness. Have to lean against window with eyes closed. If open eyes everything spins and throw up. Why?

Conflicted Brain: On a plane vestibular system of the inner ear senses motion. However, if we look around we see a stationary insides of a plane. This is a confusing torture to the brain which tries to balance the conflicting date. Some theorize the brain decides it is therefore hallucinating from a poison and starts the vomiting in case of potential toxins. Closing your eyes spares the brain this conflict. Odd!

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