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Doctor insights on: Lugols Solution Uses

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It is ok to use old solutions, like for glasses cleaning?

It is ok to use old solutions, like for glasses cleaning?

Probably: If you are using a solution on externally worn eyeglasses, and it seems effective, it should have no effect on your health and hopefully it is not a corrosive solution which will damage your glasses. There is generally no expiration date on cleaners used in the house unless they are for medical purposes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use contact lens solution that has passed the expiration date?

Is it okay to use contact lens solution that has passed the expiration date?

No: It is never a good idea to use expired solutions or medications. They may have lost their effectiveness or could have bacterial or fungal growth. ...Read more

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Is pedialyte solution safe for everyone? Why does it say to use under medical supervision?

Is pedialyte solution safe for everyone? Why does it say to use under medical supervision?

Generally: This material is similar to the IV solution we use in hospitals. It is safe but silly to use in adults who can use 1/2 sterngth Gateraid for a similar effect. Like any product it can be used inappropriately. No person at any age should go on this product exclusively. It is not a substitute for oral nutrition and can be given in excess at any age causing problems from excess intake. ...Read more

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I dropped my contact lens in the sink. Is it still okay to use if I clean it with solution?

I dropped my contact lens in the sink. Is it still okay to use if I clean it with solution?

Yes: Retrieve the lens and clean it thorougly and unless there was significant contamination in the spot of the sink where the lens fell. Otherwise you should do fine and can wear the lens after cleaning and rinsing. ...Read more

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I hate ehrs. Now they just use up my time to type their notes while I sit there and get charged. Is there any solution?

I hate ehrs. Now they just use up my time to type their notes while I sit there and get charged. Is there any solution?

Experience: Ehr's were promoted under a false premise that they might improve medical care - but this was not subjected to clinical trials. Most ehr's are modified business programs, which require precision input to the computer taking time away from the patient. No study has proven their advantages except in billing efficiency and doctor monitoring. Improvements may come, but for now they are unproven. ...Read more

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I use get get itching in my body after 4-5 days and I usually have livocitragen in such a case and it is normal. What is the solution.

I use get get itching in my body after 4-5 days and I usually have livocitragen in such a case and it is normal. What is the solution.

Recurrent itching: If u r using all those topical steroid creams, they may be causing the itching: overuse can cause steroid acne; treatment is to stop their use. Levocetirizine is a non-sedating anti-histamine used to calm itching, inflammation. If itching was problem b4 using steroids, see dermatologist or allergist to determine cause & get treatment options. ...Read more

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Use to be social guy. Now anti social and lots of work. Leads to anxiety. Psych gave meds. Not into meds for psych issues. Other solutions to improve?

Use to be social guy. Now anti social and lots of work. Leads to anxiety. Psych gave meds. Not into meds for psych issues. Other solutions to improve?

Not meds alone: Medications alone will not solve this problem, yet your psychiatrist may have been trying to ease your way into working on this. You can also benefit from talk therapy with a psychologist/other psychotherapist to explore & deal with your anxieties and other possible issues. Working with such a therapist will allow you to develop specific ways of improving your situation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have codeine 25mg/5ml oral solution prescribed november 2010 wih no expiry date. Can anyone over 18 still use this safely or do I need to dispose of?

I have codeine 25mg/5ml oral solution prescribed november 2010 wih no expiry date. Can anyone over 18 still use this safely or do I need to dispose of?

Bad idea: No conscious physician would recommend any person other than the person prescribed take a prescription medication. Certainly not a controlled medication such as codeine. I'd talk to your physician directly about potential risks & side effects of controlled meds which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it safe and also effective to use solo care aqua solution if it has recently expired \u0026#40;5/2014\u0026#41;, is it still good to use on my lenses or not. And of course I didn't open it before.

Prob ok: If I am reading the label correctly, it expires this month. But why run the risk, maybe the next time you are out just go by for afresh bottle. There are reasons for that date of expiration. ...Read more

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Could you use lidocaine oral solution on bug bites?

Could you use lidocaine oral solution on bug bites?

No: Avoid using household chemicals on your skin. Over the counter products that help that are witch hazel the astringent, sarna lotion, and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when using a wash cloth in the shower. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use opti free replenish solution with my contacts on?

Is it safe to use opti free replenish solution with my contacts on?

Yes: Sure, its probably fine, but the bottle makes it difficult and impractical to apply. You'd be better off with some rewetting drops. Do not put any hydrogen peroxide contact lens cleaning solutions directly on the eye, however (like clear care). They will cause chemical injury to your eyes. ...Read more

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My Dr put me on hypercare 20% solution 3x daily can you use your deodorant on the off days?

My Dr put me on hypercare 20% solution 3x daily can you use your deodorant on the off days?

Question makes no se: This is to be used once a day, usually bedtime. If you use it 3x a day, how do you have an "off" day? If you READ THE LABEL on your deodorant you will discover it has the same thing, maybe a lower% aluminum chloride. So you can try different schedules to see which suits you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

No: You should dispose of a dessicated soft lens and use a new one. The often do not rehydrate well and cause blurred vision and discomfort. Plus, the lens may be contaminated. ...Read more

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I get jocky itch even in winters how to avoid it I only survives when I use powder every day any solution?

I get jocky itch even in winters how to avoid it I only survives when I use powder every day any solution?

It takes: Working on a number of different things at the same time: Stay dry-keep your groin area dry. After drying thoroughly, the powder is a good idea. Clean clothes-daily underwear change (or more often!) Make sure underwear/athletic supporters/work out clothes fit well. Consider boxers. Don't share personal items. Treat athlete's foot if you have it. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove. ...Read more

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Dr Mark I am 34 years & unsatisfied about my face look, does botox is a favorable solution to use in my stage or not?

Dr Mark I am 34 years & unsatisfied about my face look, does botox is a favorable solution to use in my stage or not?

Not enough info: Don't know which facial issues you are unhappy with. Recommend consultation with a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to see if that option is recommended. Take care. ...Read more

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