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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, . ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

No harm at all: When you apply these drops to your eyes, some of it passes down the lacrimal drainage system into your nose and then down your throat with no harm. A direct application of a drop into the throat will do no harm. ...Read more

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What could happen if a child swallowed alrex (loteprednol) eye drops?

What could happen if a child swallowed alrex (loteprednol) eye drops?

Very little: Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid. A small quantity of this taken orally is unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I’m 25 almost 26. Female. I can’t swallow pills have never been able to. I gag on it every time causing me to throw up, what can I do. Am I alone?

I’m 25 almost 26. Female. I can’t swallow pills have never been able to. I gag on it every time causing me to throw up, what can I do. Am I alone?

Practice makes...: Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. We teach kids to swallow pills by starting with the tiny sprinkles that are used for cupcake toppings. A child puts a tiny one on the back of her tongue, and then washes it down with water or milk. The idea is not to swallow the object, but to swallow the water or milk. The object magically floats into the liquid and is washed down with the liquid. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have been getting extremely dizzy when I lay down or get up as if my eyes were spinning, then I get up and try to throw up but I can’t.

I have been getting extremely dizzy when I lay down or get up as if my eyes were spinning, then I get up and try to throw up but I can’t.

Needs to be checked: Dizziness which is extreme at age of 17 associated with nausea needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It may be coming from a condition in your inner ear.As you know inner ear controls our equilibrium and any inflammation there can cause dizziness. There are other causes to. We can only diagnose by taking a detailed history and doing a physical examination. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Horrible headaches I get headaches everyday or 2 and when I do they are so bad I throw up and get dizzy and lose balance I also see stars or black out for a few seconds. Its very hard for me to see when I get a headache. Everytime I get one my eyes hurt,

Horrible headaches I get headaches everyday or 2 and when I do they are so bad I throw up and get dizzy and lose balance I also see stars or black out for a few seconds. Its very hard for me to see when I get a headache. Everytime I get one my eyes hurt,

At: At this point you have complex headache symptoms to include loss of balance, dizziness, vomiting and blacking out. Your headaches are also quite frequent. You could easily fall and become injured. You absolutely need to be seen by the doctor. Your physician is likely to refer you to a neurologist. The source of your headaches needs to be evaluated, so that you can be properly treated. ...Read more

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I always get headaches on the left side of my head, it makes the my ear hurt and my eye n makes me sick to where sometimes I throw up and get very weak?

I always get headaches on the left side of my head, it makes the my ear hurt and my eye n makes me sick to where sometimes I throw up and get very weak?

Headaches: Recurrent, one-sided headaches associated with nausea and fatigue are most likely migraines. There are certainly other causes of headaches and you should see your primary care physician to be evaluated, but if migraines are confirmed you can try a "triptan" medication such as imitrex (sumatriptan). There are other triptans, and sometimes people with frequent migraines need preventative meds as well. ...Read more

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I believe I have GERD, I throw up daily with constant horrible throat pain and substantial loss of voice, inability to swallow and constant spitting.

I believe I have GERD, I throw up daily with constant horrible throat pain and substantial loss of voice, inability to swallow and constant spitting.

Sounds like GERD: I think you have your answer. Due to your young age I would consider seeing a doc who can discuss onset of this problem and consider additional studies before committing you to therapy. ...Read more