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Can You Open Your Eyes In Salt Water
How do I know if my eyes are sunburned? My eyes are red and dry and hurting, but I spent the day swimming at the beach could it be the salt water?
Eyes: Yes it could be salt water (stay out of it for now) but you should also see an eye specialist. Have your primary doctor refer you. ...Read more
I have what I think is a very small chazilian on my eyelid just on the lash line, I also have a brown coloured line in the eye crease just above it. I have been using golden eye ointment and have been using salt water to wipe, could this cause colour?
I have had a puffy red inner eye, haven't been able to get to a doctor. Sore dry when blinking and pain. Salt water help, also very itchy. Contagious?
Conjunctivitis: Pinkeye or conjunctivitis can be very contagious, but isn't always due to infection. It may also be allergic, especially if dry and itchy and in *both* eyes. Keep your hands clean and away from your eyes; it is possible to acquire an infectious conjunctivitis on top of an allergic one. ...Read more
Should I avoid swimming in a public salt water pool when having an active lichen sclerosis flare with an open lesion?
CELLULITIS: Yes, to avoid Cellulitis (a superficial skin infection), that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil or underlying skin lesion. I also would suggest getting retested for food and environmental allergies by blood and skin testing. Evaluation for RA /LUPUS and IMMUNE SYSTEM is also warranted. ...Read more
I am assigned in a graveyard shift and being stuck on a PC for 7 hrs. Can I wash my eyes with lukewarm water with salt, after night-shift of work?
Eye strain: Go to optometrist - get computer glasses adjusted for computer distance (26 inches versus 14 inches for reading). DO NOT USE TAP WATER WITH SALT-tap water is not sterile. Would get preservative free Systane individual vials at the pharmacy, it is over the counter and use that to rinse refresh eyes and keep them from drying put. Every 30 minutes look away for 1-2 minutes to relax your eyes ...Read more
Crenation: Crenation causes bacterial cells to contract after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. This causes the bacterial cells to die, thereby decreasing bacterial counts and the toxins they release. The warm water also stimulates blood flow and cleanses the tissues. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more
Salt water benefits:
Hippcrates encouraged patients to immerse in sea water.
Being in the ocean takes away tiredness, , promotes relaxation
The sodium, contained in sea water helps the body remove toxins and by-products of metabolism.
The magnesium, potassium and the bromides contained in the sea salt, help soothe aches.
Salt in general (NaCl) is a good disinfectant.
sea salt can help improve body's ability to heal ...Read more
Yes: And the salt water rinse will be most effective with the dentures out of your mouth while rinsing. ...Read more
Voice rest and fluid: Common hoarseness of voice from laryngitis/voice abuse (such as screaming too loud/much at a football game) will resolve with time--simple therapy with jst warm fluid, voice rest will resolve the problem in few days. Motrin/aleve may help if you have too much discomfort etc...If not better in few days, consult doc...Good luck. ...Read more
Certainly: Wash off the salt water, if rash severe see primary care doctor. ...Read more
OUCH!: Salt water will hurt very badly if you rinse with it over a canker sore. The best treatment is to leave the canker sore alone. ...Read more
Salts in bath: Epsom salts, Dead sea salts and other specialty salts can be great. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone 1% cr: Hydrocortisone 1% cream, used twice a day for 4-5 days, is helpful for minor rashes that itch and irritate. This includes rashes from bug bites, from playing on rough grass, from rough carpeting, etc... If a rash doesn't improve quickly, seems to be spreading, or looks infected (with pus, oozing, skin pain, etc...), a primary care doctor needs to examine the rash. ...Read more
24 hours after: You can gently rinse the area with warm salt water after meals and before bed time. ...Read more
Sort of: You could probably get by with out rinsing with plain water but the salty taste can not be pleasant. The salt water rinse will not harm your teeth. ...Read more
Thrush: Yes you can rinse with salt water ...Read more
Cleanses area: Salt water, especially when made with sea salt, has the power to gently cleanse the wound. It helps shrink tissues to aid in the healing process. Regular mouthwashes, even those without alcohol, are too harsh. Make a salt water rinse by adding 1/2 tsp. Of salt to a 4 oz. Glass of warm water. Swish gently. ...Read more
Shouldn't be: There's no medical reason why salt water would be harmful to hair. ...Read more
If I have oral herpes, will it go away? Can I transmit it if I give oral? Also, do I need medication or can I just use salt water
Need Rx if new: If a new infection with severe symptoms (multiple sores, sore throat, swollen nodes, etc), you need Rx ASAP with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir. If recurrent cold sores, it's too late; they'll heal soon. You can transmit to a partner by kissing or oral sex, if s/he hasn't previously had the same herpes type (probably HSV1). Transmission risk highest during outbreak, low risk at other times. ...Read more
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