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How To Use Sweet Oil For Dry Eyes
How to wash prescription eyewear lenses? Is using water and dish soap bad for lenses with blue light block coating? and how to dry them?
Soap and water ok: Soap and water are ok but many prefer a hypercloth available on line in most stores. These pick up oils and do not scratch, and they dry as they clean. ...Read more
Forever: Doing what you are suggesting is a terrible, terrible idea. ...Read more
Other treatments: Artificial tears aren't really a cure anyways. Start off with warm compresses, minimum 15 continuous min, using a beanie bag. There are other ways to help dry eyes as well, like omega-3, doxycycline, punctal plugs, ointments. Best to let your ophthalmologists guide your treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have dry eyes. See blur patch n ripples. How many mg omega 3 supplement should I take to help in dry eyes n melbomian blepharitis?
Blepharitis: Six tablespoons of flax seed oil per day can be very helpful. Be sure to cut back on other calories. Treatment usually starts with hot compresses followed by milking the thick meibomian oil out of the lids, top and bottom. This step is crucial to flush the thick meibom oil out. Lid scrubs with a Q-tip and diluted baby shampoo help. Some patients also require doxycycline treatment. ...Read more
What safe and effective eye drops can I use to make my eyes whiter and clear what currently appears as dirt?
My 17 year old daughter has burning eyes. What are thebest drops, gels and ointments for secondary dry eyes?For how long can we use gels? Can you suggest the best omega 3 supplement?
Dry eyes: At age 17 she should not have primary dry eye symptoms.You say "secondary' , but to what.This implies some other problem, perhaps improper contact lens wear .If over-the -counter artificial tears do not relieve her symptoms, an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hypotears /artificial tears thats best for dry eye? Can I use artificialtears(preservative)daily for long term? I can't find restasis, what's other best?
Mineral oil : can I use as emollient for dry skin, does it work, will it give me pimples or bumps?
Maybe.: Contrary to what you read on the internet, mineral oil is pretty harmless. If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it. ...Read more
NO - very risky!!: Feeding baby oils like this or even mixing them in baby's bottle puts baby at great risk of inhaling the oil and developing aspiration pneumonia which could kill your baby. There are so may great alternatives to your method that are safe and effective. Don't risk your child's lungs and/or life! talk to pediatrician about what to use for infant constipation. ...Read more
Skin lighteners: If you are serious about lightening your skin, you are better off using a pharmaceutical product proven to lighten skin rather than essential oils. ...Read more
Is it okay to use raw honey and water eye drops to lighten my eyes !? And fies it work or should I try something else (natural) ?!
How safe is it to put pure aloe vera into my dry eyes? Also, what measures, other than drops can i take to cure this?
Need expert advice. What harm to the preservatives in dry eye drops do to eyes if used too often (6x/day)?
Probably nothing: The serious and dangerous preservatives have been taken off the market for many years. The ones in eyedrops now are mostly benign and will be unlikely to cause allergy or damage. Everyone is different and a few hypersensitive individuals might react to a commonly used drop (although more likely to the medication in the drop if that is what is being used). ...Read more
Safe?: As long as you do not swallow it you should be safe however your teeth are another issue. The oil may leave a film on the tooth that will make it easier for the bacterial colonies to form and harder for you to brush them off so if it were my mouth i would not use it. ...Read more
Varies: Different lubricating drops treat different types of dry eye disease. First get an exam and find out the type you have; evaporative, aqueous(water) decrease. Aqueous loss: refresh, tears naturale, (artificial tears) genteal. Aqueous and mucin: optive, blink, systane. Lipid: systane balance, sooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should I clean my ears using drops of olive oil at bedtime or hydrogenperoxide? I'm trying to keep them clean without using cotton buds.
Elbow only: For those folks suffer from a continual problem wax buildup, there are some over the counter products that do a terrific job of gently cleaning ear wax from the ear canal. These products are usually referred to "ear wax removal" kits and usually contain some sort of liquid drop and an irrigating bulb syringe. This kits are not recommended for people suffering from an ear infection or have chronic. ...Read more
Yes: It will help but urea containg creams may be more helpful. ...Read more
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