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Nasal Saline Vs Eye Saline
Saline for contacts: No. Contact solution is a commercially prepared solution for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. Most have preservatives, a binding agent, a buffer, and a surfactant or wetting agent. Saline nasal has none of these agents, can't disinfect, and will cause stinging and burning, and IF the nasal saline has been used in the nose, you may introduce bacteria which live in the nose into your eyes. ...Read more
Tried 2do saline spray nose rinse and it wouldn't come out the other side no matter what way I held my head. Came out my eyes it seemed. Advice?
Could have fistula: I'm not quite sure what you mean. If you do saline nasal rinse it will be tasted in your throat it won't come out other side of nose. The two sides of the nose are separate. If it came out you eye the you have an abnormal connection between your nose and your tearing system which could be a fistula. You should see an ENT specialist. ...Read more
I was using simply saline probably every hour, because of meds I have extremely dry nose, eyes, and mouth, can you use to much, now my nose is raw????
Saline: Great question. It can dry you out if overused. Every two to three hours probably is best. Make sure you are drinking lots of fluids, speak to your doctor about those meds ...Read more
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 accidentally sprayed saline solution into my 3mo daughter's left eye trying to spray it in her nose (solution is a spray Simple Saline Baby). Harm?
Saline: It may cause redness from irritation, otherwise if this was indeed saline it should be OK ...Read more
Woke w/sinus pain side of nose near eye and just below corner of eyebrow. Read about serious sinus infections in ethmoid sinus! How common? How quickly could this occur? Took Claritin (loratadine) d & saline.
Pain under eye and cheek, occasional am runny nose. Ct showed swollen sinus. Dr told me to use saline spray and rimycin for 5 days. Sound right?
Nasal steroid: If CT sinus showed thickening of sinus tissue, you may have a sinus infection Although sinus rinse may offer some benefit, consider a nasal steroid to help reduce the nasal swelling and improve sinus drainage. If problem fails to improve after 3-4 days, you may need a different antibiotic. ...Read more
I use simply saline and it works sometimes but I feel like im using it wrong? I just bend my head forward a little and I spray it straight up my nose.
Should work: To clear mucous and help sinuses drain. ...Read more
Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more
Fuch's: Muro 128 is commonly used for patients with fuch's corneal dystrophy. Talk to your eyemd to see if this is right for you. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Seriously! Each version has it's own instructions/directions so read carefully & follow them. Or make your own by following directions here: http://www. Aaaai. Org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe. Aspx. Also read this first: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm316375.htm so you don't use water straight from tap. ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with morning puffiness in the nasal area and eye area? No pain just uncomfortable.
Possible allergic: You may be experiencing puffyness due to an allergic reaction-- possibly to your bedding material. Switch off to a synthetic pillow and ditch the down comfortor to see if it helps. ...Read more
My 3 year old son is constantly rubbing his eyes, but his eyes aren't red or tearing. Saline drops do not help. Could he have allergies?
Sure: Ocular itch is a classic side effect of allergies and nasal plugging. There are over the counter allergy eye drops but you really should see your doctor to discuss appropriate therapy before simply treating a three year-old on your own. ...Read more
My 1yo has a stuffy nose, no cold or illness. Is there anything that can be used to clear his nasal passage? Saline drops haven't helped much.
Saline drops are: The only thing recommended at this age, along with suctioning his nose with a nasal aspirator. You can also use a vaporizer or humidifier in his room if your house is dry. If he has a fever or it's affecting his sleeping or eating, he should be seen by his doctor to make sure there's not an ear infection or other problem. ...Read more
While giving Nasal Saline drops to my baby, much more than the normal dosage of the fluid gushed into the sleeping child's nostril. Is it worrisome?
I got paraformaldehyde vapour in eyes and a doctor told me to rinse it hourly if possible with saline. Is that safe? And how long do I need to do this
YES: Rinse until eyes are clear. If burning persists- go to the ER ...Read more
It is fine,: But the pH is not adjusted and might burn slightly initially ...Read more
Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine I advise against. In mild dry eye, I usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Commercially available saline nasal sprays, mists, drops or nasal saline lavage solutions also contain bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) for pH balance.
There are also many nasal sprays that are medicated with for example steroids, antihistamines, topical decongestants or even hormones and vaccines. ...Read more
Nothing: It works well as a lubricant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Better options: There are better non-prescription lubricating drops than saline. ...Read more
Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?
Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more
Is it okay if saline nasal rinse hit the middle nose septum if it's red and swollen or will that help it?
Nasal saline: It is perfect to do this. You can make your own by mixing 1 tsp salt (not mortons) to 32 ounces of water. Use a syringe and use 50 cc to each nose 4 to 5 times a day. Use some bacitracin in the nose for ointment. It will soften the lining of the nose. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
What is the most hygienic way to create a saline solution, for nasal irrigation purposes, for a 5 month old?
Saline solution: By using boiled water to dissolve the salt you won't have a problem. ...Read more
My 2 day old infant is having cold, due to which her nose is choked. We're using a saline nasal drop as needed. Kindly provide your input on this.?
Nasal congestion: At 2do the primary cause of congestion are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read more
Something went into eye, now it feels like sand but nothing's their. Washed with saline wash. Hurts when blinking or keeping eye closed. What's wrong?
May be a scratch: A scratched cornea can feel like a foreign body, but it is just the scratch that causes pain. As long as the object was something like dirt, sand, a bug, etc you should be OK. If it was something that could have PENETRATED the eyeball (a spark, a piece of metal) you need to see a doc ASAP. Flushing with saline was correct, you can continue this. You should feel better in am, if not, see a doc. ...Read more
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