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Is kohl ok to use in the eyes?

Is kohl ok to use in the eyes?

Not sure: Kohl has been used since ancient times, still widely used in india and some parts of asia. Ingredients vary widely, but i'd say there might be a risk if there is lead (by grinding galena (lead sulfide), but really depends on the ingredients used to make kohl. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use eye drops in the ears?

Is it okay to use eye drops in the ears?

Not labeled for such: Eye drops formulated for ocular structures ; labeled for use as such by product inserts. Most formulations have special otic(ear) preparations for specific ear use as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use chlorsig eye drop in ear?

Is it ok to use chlorsig eye drop in ear?

Not effective: Topical medications for the eyes are formulated differently than medications for the ear, and may not penetrate properly or may irritate. Eye drops are for eyes and not ears and vice-versa. ...Read more

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Is honey safe to go in your eyes?

Is honey safe to go in your eyes?

Yes but , , : If you accidentally splash honey in your eyes it will do no harm. Honey is non-toxic and sterile. I don't know why you would want to apply honey on a regular basis but it shouldn't be a problem except for the disturbed vision until it is cleared out by the tears. ...Read more

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I bought passionflower drops to try instead of benzodiapemes. However, an ingredient in the drops is grain alcohol. Why and is this bad???

I bought passionflower drops to try instead of benzodiapemes.  However, an ingredient in the drops is grain alcohol.  Why and is this bad???

Call manufacturer: I can only guess that some of the ingredients only dissolve in an organic solvent and alcohol is one of them. Alcohol also has sedating effect but a few drops are not going to make a difference except for an alcoholic. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a vasoconstrictor and decongestant just to reduce redness in eyes?

Is it okay to use a vasoconstrictor and decongestant just to reduce redness in eyes?

Not usually: Vasoconstrictors only reduce redness temporarily and it will come back unless you treat the underlying cause of the redness. ...Read more

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I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.

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I am using a humidifier in my babies room.  Is it safe to use bacteriostat  in the humidifier?  Thank you in advance.

Yes: Bacteriostat is normally not recommended for use with short term use or humidifier. However it's concurrent use causes no harm to baby. ...Read more

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Which is the best lens to place in the eye after a cataract surgery? My optometrist says that the 'yellow alon' lens is best and the surgeon says that a tech lens is better. Whichone should be used?

Which is the best lens to place in the eye after a cataract surgery? My optometrist says that the 'yellow alon' lens is best and the surgeon says that a tech lens is better. Whichone should be used?

Lens implant: The type of lens implant depends on many factors. There are numerous choices such as monofocal, toric, multifocal, accommodating, etc. Discuss these options with your optometrist and surgeon to come to a consensus regarding the best lens for you. ...Read more

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What is the use of 25% dextrose in glycerin,Can it be used to treat ticks in ear?

What is the use of 25% dextrose in glycerin,Can it be used to treat ticks in ear?

Novel idea: I have never used or heard of it being used to get rid of a tick in the ear. If a tick in the ear is suspected I would advised to have you see an ENT specialist. Removal can be tricky especially if you want to be sure all parts of the tick are removed. ...Read more

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Is using a laptop in the dark harmful to your eyes?

Is using a laptop in the dark harmful to your eyes?

No: No using a laptop in the dark should not be harmful to your eyes. If you use it right before bed it may interfe with a good nights sleep. ...Read more

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Putting vitamin E in the eyes. Is this safe?

Putting vitamin E in the eyes. Is this safe?

Doubt it: There are a number of nutraceutical preparations of vitamin E out there for use in the eye, but i would not use them. I seriously doubt they have been adequately tested for long term effects. You would likely be better off taking vitamin E pills (by mouth, not in your eye) to increase your overall antioxidant levels. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Yes: But it may depend on why you are using the visine. Do you have red eyes possibly due to an infection? Why are you using visine? You should not use visine of regular basis or to treat an ongoing problem with red eyes. See and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contacts while in the ocean?

Is it safe to wear contacts while in the ocean?

Contacts in ocean: Safe yes, smart no. Unless you don't mind losing a contact, best not to wear when you could be splashed in the face / eye. Probably best to take contacts out, if you are going to be exposed to water. Why take the chance of losing your contacts? ...Read more

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Hi is it ok to take the dissolvable ranitidine tabs with only 10ml of water in the glass? or is this not enough water

Hi is it ok to take the dissolvable ranitidine tabs with only 10ml of water in the glass? or is this not enough water

Designed to be easy: This tablet is designed to work quickly by dissolving in your mouth.It can actually reach your circulation sooner if placed under the tongue & allowed to dissolve. If you prefer to dissolve it in water to take if fine, but the extra work is not needed. ...Read more

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I saw on t.V..A recommendation to use preparation h around the eyes to avoid wrinkles and bags in the eye area dose that work?

I saw on t.V..A recommendation to use preparation h around the eyes to avoid wrinkles and bags in the eye area dose that work?

FDA won't like that: If people on a talk show were chatting about what they have tried (on their own) for cosmetic reasons, that is up to them and the networks. However, if a prescription or otc product is being promoted for "off-label" use for something for which it is not approved/tested, that is a concern for all. Consumers should be cautious and ask doctors what is safe and effective before following such "advice". ...Read more

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Is it safe to put toothpaste in the urethra?

Is it safe to put toothpaste in the urethra?

NO!: Toothpaste is designed to help you clean your teeth, nothing else. Used anywhere else but in your mouth (and only use a pea-sized portion when you brush), can result in tissue irritation or burns. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my prescription is -2 in one eye and -1.50 in the other. is it usual to wear all/most of the time?

What do you suggest if my prescription is -2 in one eye and -1.50 in the other. is it usual to wear all/most of the time?

If your vision is : 20/20 with this persription then yes you will see better wearing them all the time. Not wearing them or wearing them too much will not make you eyes get worse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in the sea while pregnant, due to the cold water?

Is it safe to swim in the sea while pregnant, due to the cold water?

That depends.: Must use common sense on this one. If it is so cold that you will become hypothermic, that should be avoided. ...Read more