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I used Afrin (oxymetazoline) before bed, now my nose hurts and im leaking clear liquid from my nose, is this normal? The pain woke me up. Hurts when I turn my head.

I used Afrin (oxymetazoline) before bed, now my nose hurts and im leaking clear liquid from my nose, is this normal? The pain woke me up. Hurts when I turn my head.

Afrin (oxymetazoline) is supposed to: Help with decongesting your nostrils so you can breathe while you sleep. So yes the clear liquid coming out must be what the Afrin (oxymetazoline) decongested -- however, if that clear liquid thickens up, or becomes cloudy, and you have more headache/pain noted without using more Afrin (oxymetazoline), you may need to get to a healthcare provider so they can treat you for potential sinus infection. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oxymetazoline (Definition)

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Squeezed new afrin (oxymetazoline) bottle. Just felt air come out. Put my hand in front. Just felt air. So I shook it, and liquid came out. Not mist. Is that right?

Squeezed new afrin (oxymetazoline) bottle. Just felt air come out. Put my hand in front. Just felt air. So I shook it, and liquid came out. Not mist. Is that right?

No.: But Afrin is not a great medication, often. Over the counter meds for cough and cold have no proven efficacy and make some problems worse, and have side effects, too! Your nose can also become dependent on it. Get your money back and don't get another one. Steam, spicy foods/teas, peppermints, hot soup, lots of non-caffeinated non-caloric liquid, menthol nasal inhaler and blow don't sniff. ...Read more

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When I descend on an airplane I experience almost unbearable sinus pains. My eyes are even bloodshot. Only on descent though. Besides afrin (oxymetazoline) any ideas?

Depends on: The status of the sinuses. I have the similar problem, it resolves within days of plane flight. I have not pursued this but it would in your case be important to see an ENT specialist for sinus evaluation. ...Read more

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Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Anti-allergic: This is an anti-histamine which has some degree of effectiveness (it used to be a prescription only item). It will help with burning and itching that is of allergic origin. Any redness removed will be due to the anti-allergic effectiveness. ...Read more

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I see many people asking questions about oxymetazoline nasal spray. But today I bought eye drops containing it. What exactly is it useful for in eyes?

I see many people asking questions about oxymetazoline nasal spray. But today I bought eye drops containing it. What exactly is it useful for in eyes?

Oxymetazoline: This is a vasoconstrictor, so it is used to clear the redness in the eyes and to decongest the nose. Not a problem if used short term but long term use can create significant side effects. ...Read more

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I used afrin (oxymetazoline) today and have severe burning in my nose and maxillary sinus area and into my eye. What can I do for relief? I have already tried saline

I used afrin (oxymetazoline) today and have severe burning in my nose and maxillary sinus area and into my eye. What can I do for relief? I have already tried saline

Time will help: It will go away soon with time. Best to avoid any product like afrin. Nasal saline is the best for sinus congestions. Nasal steroids can help if you have allergies. They are over the counter now. ...Read more

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On day5 of a nasty cold. Cannot breathe out of my nose at all, smell or taste! Lots of pressure in head & ears. Sudafed & Afrin not helping. Any sugg?

On day5 of a nasty cold. Cannot breathe out of my nose at all, smell or taste! Lots of pressure in head & ears. Sudafed & Afrin not helping. Any sugg?

Cold: I would head to an urgent care center or depending on the state you reside in, attempt a consult with one of the docs for medication. Till then continue the over the counter meds, nasal wash, etc. ...Read more

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On atenolol (25mg) verapamil (120mg).i have head cold so took dayquil/ afrin nose spray. Heart rate dipping into high 40's, low 50's.keeps skipping?

ER now: And hold all your medications, what is happening is a bad interaction amongst the atenolol, verapamil and the DayQuil and afrin, which you shouldn't have taken in the first place. Kindly ask your doctor in the future, especially if are on such meds, good luck ...Read more

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I am having pressure when I bend forward in the back of my head and near my ears. Slight runny nose, no congestion, will afrin nasal spray help this?

Probably not: Afrin (oxymetazoline) can't be used for more than 3 days or you'll get rebound congestion in people using it chronically for that. Also it can't be used at the same time if you are on high blood pressure meds, glaucoma drops or meds, or any meds that can increase pressures. Read the package insert carefully first. It's basically a sinus decongestant, and you said you don't have any congestion. So go another way. ...Read more

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After using eye drops the liquid keeps on coming out of my eyes though eye lids are closed. Doesn't it result in loss of medicine? Done lasik 3 day back

After using eye drops the liquid keeps on coming out of my eyes though eye lids are closed. Doesn't it result in loss of medicine? Done lasik 3 day back

Yes & no: The eyelid can hold only 1 drop of liquid before the liquid spills out. When you close your eyes, you'll squeeze out any excess fluid. Since the medicine has already had contact with the surface of the eye, it should still be effective. It helps to lean back, stare upwards, place one drop on the outer aspect of the eye then blink very slowly. That should minimize wastage & maximize effect. ...Read more

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What is this white liquid on the bottom of my eye? Is this normal?

What is this white liquid on the bottom of my eye? Is this normal?

Where in the eye?: Does it seem to be just below the pupil and covering some of the colored part of the eye? This can be the sign of infection/inflammation in the eye and is very serious. Be seen by a emergency physician or ophthalmologist at once. ...Read more

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Why is my left eye leaking liquid?

Why is my left eye leaking liquid?

Tearing: Tearing can be caused by multiple conditions. You should see your ophthalmologist who can determine the cause and treat the condition. ...Read more

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Why is there a clear liquid on my eye classes from eye discharge?

Why is there a clear liquid on my eye classes from eye discharge?

Condensation?: Your eyes produce tear which is a clear liquid. When your lenses are pressed up close (leaning head on pillow/couch with glasses on?) to the eye, the vapor from your eye can condensate on the lenses and may appear a bit wet. This happens more often if you have watery eyes--when someone cries, his/her glasses often get foggy. Hope this explains your case. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel my nose warm and liquid, my eyes warms, what can I do to releive?

I feel my nose warm and liquid, my eyes warms, what can I do to releive?

Common cold: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can systane gel be mixed with regular sYstane eye drops or eye wash liquid?

Can systane gel be mixed with regular sYstane eye drops or eye wash liquid?

Yes and no: Systane gel can be mixed with regular Systane drops. However the eye can only hold one drop so it does not make much sense to mix them. Eye wash is used to irrigate out the eyes and is not a lubricant and should not be mixed with the the Systane gel or drops.
If you feel that your eyes are not being adequately lubricated by the Systane, then I would suggest trying other brands of drops ...Read more

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I have a hard knot in my tear duct area and my eye is seeping clear liquid. What is it?

I have a hard knot in my tear duct area and my eye is seeping clear liquid. What is it?

Blocked duct: You may have blocked tear duct causing a swelling and overflow of tears. Please see an ophthalmologist who can pass a probe and open the duct if that is the cause. ...Read more

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How can I remove the liquid bandage from around my eye that the E.R. doctor applied 7 days ago?

How can I remove the liquid bandage from around my eye that the E.R. doctor applied 7 days ago?

Eye bandage: How can I remove the liquid bandage from around my eye that the E.R. doctor applied 7 days ago? ANS: Call the ER for advice. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose I feel liquid squirting up from the corner of my eye close to my nose. What causes that is it normal?

When I blow my nose I feel liquid squirting up from the corner of my eye close to my nose. What causes that is it normal?

It can be normal: Your tear drainage system is connected from your eye/eyelid to your nose. If you close of the exit of the tear drain in your nose when blowing your nose, some people can experience a reflux of fluid back through the punctum in their eyelid. It is usually nothing to be concerned about. If the liquid is bloody or yellow/green, have an ophthalmologist evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have a liquid in my eyes that I can push it around my eyes. What is the reason why?

I have a liquid in my eyes that I can push it around my eyes. What is the reason why?

Chemosis: Most probably what you have is Chemosis or an accumulation of lymph fluid beneath the skin of the eye (conjunctiva). The most common cause for this is allergy and can be relieved with either decongestant or antihistamine eye drops. These are available OTC or in prescription form. See your eye Doc if it persists. ...Read more

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How many drops are in a 5 ml bottle of liquid eye medicine?

How many drops are in a 5 ml bottle of liquid eye medicine?

Varies: The amounts of drop per "ml" varies depending on the viscosity of the liquid, an IV drip for example may deliver 10, 15, or 20 drip per ml, but most pharmacyst would use 20 drops for each ml. ...Read more

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If the liquid in your eye burns when you wake up what could be the causes of that?

If the liquid in your eye burns when you wake up what could be the causes of that?

Eye burning: Your eyes burn in the morning most likely due to dry eye or blepharitis. Try artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses to your lids 2 times daily. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling below left eye like liquid formation. No pain is it normal? I am 46 year old

Swelling below left eye like liquid formation. No pain is it normal? I am 46 year old

Hard to tell: Without seeing it, it's hard to tell what it is and if it is ok to leave the way it is. Take a pic with a cell phone and send it over. ...Read more

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I have a mosquito in my eye, not sure if its dead or not, will the liquid in my eye kill it?

I have a mosquito in my eye, not sure if its dead or not, will the liquid in my eye kill it?

Mosquito will die: Tears are toxic to mosquitoes who will drown in your secretions. You will not suffer a mosquito bite and probably have rubbed the irritating mosquito out by the time you get this message. ...Read more

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My cat's liquid methimazole got in my eye when I was giving her a dose. Should I be concerned?

My cat's liquid methimazole got in my eye when I was giving her a dose. Should I be concerned?

Not to worry: Your eyes natural tears will flush this out after the first blink gets rid of most of it. The product however, is not toxic to the eye and will cause no harm. ...Read more

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Can the usage of too much eye drops, cause something to my eyes? Even if the liquid is sterile?

Can the usage of too much eye drops, cause something to my eyes? Even if the liquid is sterile?

Dryness: Normal tears have wetting agents and oils which help lubricate the surface of the eye. Too many eyedrops can wash these away and cause some minor surface irritation. Drops labeled "gets the red out" are especially drying and should only be used sparingly. ...Read more

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Water containing washing up liquid splashed in my eye while cleaning my dishes. I did dab my eye and splashed it with clean water, is this enough?

Water containing washing up liquid splashed in my eye while cleaning my dishes. I did dab my eye and splashed it with clean water, is this enough?

Use drops: Use eye wash from a drug store to rinse the eye thoroughly and then use artificial tears every hr or two while awake for a day or so. You should be fine. If pain redness or blurry vision persists see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I wear contact lenses regularly, but from few days I have some white liquid in my eyes sometimes and I have to remove it with my finger? Why is it so?

I wear contact lenses regularly, but from few days I have some white liquid in my eyes sometimes and I have to remove it with my finger? Why is it so?

Vernal Conjunctiviti: It can be a few things. Vernal conjunctivitis is associated with a white stringy discharge. You should stop wearing your contacts until you see your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
197 Doctors shared insights

Afrin (Definition)

Afrin is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more