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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
I bought passionflower drops to try instead of benzodiapemes. However, an ingredient in the drops is grain alcohol. Why and is this bad???
Not usually: Vasoconstrictors only reduce redness temporarily and it will come back unless you treat the underlying cause of the redness. ...Read more
I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to use eye drops with active ingredient-carboxymethylcellulose in pregnancy?accidentally ingested very small amount , any risk to the baby?
No risk: Carboxymethylcellulose is a moisturizing agent made of benign components which will never get to your developing baby even if you drank the whole bottle. ...Read more
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
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