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How Long Will Distilled Water Last Once Its Opened For Use With A Nebulizer
For how long can I leave a jug of (opened) distilled water for my neti pot at room temperature before it starts to grow bacteria?
Contamination: The issue is not how long till it starts to grow bacteria but when does it become unsafe to use. I would have no hesitation to using such a jug for months after it has been opened as long as it was opened and closed when used and as long as nothing other than the water was in the jug. ...Read more
Open bottle: If the bottle has been opened and partly used and properly stored then about 2 weeks. If you have not opened the bottle then it's the expiration date on the bottle. I believe it has to be refrigerated. ...Read more
With warm wet compress once a day and doxycycline once a day, how long will it take to unclog meiboman glands that've been clogged for about 3 months?
Time for I&D: Your meibomian gland has been clogged for 3 months despite repeated with warm compress and oral antibiotic. Usually antibiotics are not indicated. warm compress should be applied more frequent than once a day. It became a chronic condition (persistent chalazion) or recalcitrant internal hordelolum . See ophthalmologist for an incision and curettage. Good luck https://www.facebook.com/drqueanhchu ...Read more
CPAP: distilled water only comes in gallon jugs here. I use tiny bit each nite. How to store opened jug? How long it safe to use in cpap humidifier?
Mgt: I would recommend storing the water in the fridge and using a new gallon bottle after one week. ...Read more
How good is hydrogen peroxide for rinsing mouth? What if it mixed with listerine? I use h202 once a month.
How long should a 1 time dose of 1000mg SOLUMEDROL (methylprednisolone) infusuin last in a 8yr old with JRA? How long does it stay in your system/work?
Once the cough mixture has been open,how long can we keep the cough mixture?After a year can we drink it?
I bought a gallon of distilled water. I'm gonna use it to wash my hair with. Do I need to refrigerate it after opening or is it ok to sit out?
Should not need to: You can refrigerate the water but I don't see any reason that you would need to. ...Read more
It can stay long: Perhaps 4 weeks, i don't advise u to use it. ...Read more
Would it be safe to use boiled tap water in a Neti pot after I had put said boiled water in a jug and put it in the fridge the day before?
Clean jug: If the jug was thoroughly cleaned before putting boiled water in - should be okay. Otherwise purchase distilled water to use with Neti pot ...Read more
Can a newborn baby use purified water, that had been opened and unrefrigerated for 4 days, to mix formula?
I have a stye on my eyelid. If i give it compresses with steam from boiling water 2-3 times a day. How long will it take to go away?
Lid Stye: Careful with the steam! the tissue of the lid and around the eye is more sensitive than other parts of the body. You do not want to burn the tissue. Rule of thumb is to use a clean cloth like a wash cloth or hand towel and use hot tap water to wet the cloth and test it on the back of the hand before applying it to the eyelid. Massage the lid with the hot cloth. Apply 10 minutes 6 times a day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can you keep a bottle of oral prelone (prednisolone) in the refrigerator before it goes bad?
Read the expiration: Please look at the bottle for the expiration date; do not use them beyond the expiration date. ...Read more
Is a mixture of vodka and water okay for an oral rince? I had heard not long ago that if you mix a small amout of vodka with water and use it for an oral rince it works well, as vodka has some natural anti-bacterial atributes. My teeth feel cleaner than n
Alcohol is not good: There are many natural oral rinse, but we may take precautions. In the case of mixing vodka, which contains high percentage of alcohol, with water may not be beneficial. The alcohol can reduce the amount of ¨some¨bacterial, but at the same time can increase the risk of oral pathology like cancer. Alcohol has been proved to be related to oral pre-cance or cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough info: There are several concerns here. Why was the medication put on water? Was sterile water used? Was the solution mixed in a sterile fashion by a pharmacy? Concerns will exist about the possibility of contamination of the solution, and the possible growth of bacteria in the solution. Talk to who made the solution, and/or talk to your local pharmacist about their opinion. ...Read more
Depends on the med: Some infant medicines do not require refrigeration & may last for weeks/months or more. Others begin to lose strength as soon as water is added to their powder base & may be good only until the projected end of a treatment + a couple of days. A typical antibiotic, amoxicillin, is good for about 2wks if refrigerated but only a week at room temperature. Check with pharmacist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am making a salt water gargle for a child who sometimes drinks the gargle. How much salt is safe to use?
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