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Can I use expired refresh tears plus eye drops?

Can I use expired refresh tears plus eye drops?

Depends: It is reasonable to use these drops within one year of expiration. If longer than that, discard. ...Read more

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Refresh plus lubricant eye drops expired. Can I still use?

Refresh plus lubricant eye drops expired. Can I still use?

Yes: As long as the bottles were not opened so that sterility is not an issue, then they can be used after the expiration date as there is no medication in these products that can expire or decay. ...Read more

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My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?

My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?

If sealed it is OK: There is nothing in Refresh plus that would decay unless stored in excessive heat. As long as the bottle/ container is undisturbed and the solution within them appears clear, you can use them. ...Read more

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My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. I also had Shingles in June. My shingles is gone now. I have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears. I used Refresh Plus drops for a week. My eye is still red and has pain?

My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. I also had Shingles in June. My shingles is gone now. I have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears. I used Refresh Plus drops for a week. My eye is still red and has pain?

Persistence: If the shingles affected your eye, you may still have persisting ocular pain and or inflammation. This presents as a red sore eye that may be sensitive to light and affect vision. Quite often, topical prednisolone eye drops or similar steroid preparations will have to used for months. You should not have an infection at this point, so antibiotics are not needed. Artificial tears are not treatment ...Read more

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My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. I have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears. I used Systane but it gave me eye pain. I used Refresh Plus Preservative Free drops for a week. My eye is still red. Can I use Zaditor?

My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. I have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears. I used Systane but it gave me eye pain. I used Refresh Plus Preservative Free drops for a week. My eye is still red. Can I use Zaditor?

See an eyeMD: There can be many components to a red eye. Many times chronic inflammation of your eyelid margins, dry eyes or allergies can underlie a conjunctivitis. A short course of a steroid antibiotic combination may not be sufficient or may even make the situation worse as can the preservatives in certain tear preparations. Please see an ophthalmologist to try and make a better diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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Is refresh tears a good brand?

Is refresh tears a good brand?

Yes: Refresh is what I call a syrupy tear which coats the eye and lasts longer than most other tears. There are some alternatives but this is one of the best if you have eye dryness. ...Read more

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Can I use refresh liquigel daily?

Can I use refresh liquigel daily?

Yes: This is an eye lubricant and can help keep the eye moisturized throughout the day. If you are requiring daily usage, you may also consider using gel at night time. ...Read more

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Is the product Refresh good to use for women?

Is the product Refresh good to use for women?

Hygiene: Refresh is a feminine hygiene product which fills its purpose but is no better than many others on the market

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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If when travelling west we gain time, does that mean that we can go to bed easy and get up refreshed in the morning?

If when travelling west we gain time, does that mean that we can go to bed easy and get up refreshed in the morning?

Time & sleeping: Time zone changes effect travelers because of adjusting to a different time for waking, sleeping, working If you sleep 8 hours (480 minutes, you sleep 480 minutes, even though the time zone changes & it appears to be less). The problem of jet lag is often discussed & it can disrupt routines only because of the difficulty in adjusting to the new zone. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Jet_lag#Cause ...Read more

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While fighting sickness, should you change your sheets, and refresh your room's air? Can you get sick from your own germs in the room?

While fighting sickness, should you change your sheets, and refresh your room's air? Can you get sick from your own germs in the room?

No and No: You should keep clean sheets but you do not need to change them more frequently than normal. Normal room ventilation is fine. You will not get sicker from your own germs. ...Read more

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How can I decide which artificial tear from OTC would work best for me? There are many, Alcon, Liquifilm Tears, Refresh. All of them contain different ingredient. How can I know which one is best?

How can I decide which artificial tear from OTC would work best for me? There are many, Alcon, Liquifilm Tears, Refresh. All of them contain different ingredient. How can I know which one is best?

Trial and Error: Without a specific eye problem, when it comes to the OTC artificial tears it is comes down to which one works best and feels most comfortable to you. If the problem is serious or they do not help you should discuss this with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can using refresh optive eyedrops have any harm?

Can using refresh optive eyedrops have any harm?

None: This is a good lubricating drops for the eyes designed for comfort and effectivness for this with a dryness problem of the eyes. There is no toxicity or allergic potential so use them as long as they make the eyes feel better. ...Read more

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Will using refresh help with BV and how long would it take?

Will using refresh help with BV and how long would it take?

B.V. doesn't refresh: Bacterial vaginitis is best treated when diagnosed by a MD with a antibiotic cream or oral agent. "Refresh will only enhance the manufacturer's pocket book and only "covers up" the pungent odor not cures it. ...Read more

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I smoke a lot what is the medicine that can refresh my lungs..

I smoke a lot what is the medicine that can refresh my lungs..

Smoker: The medicine that refreshes your lung would be to stop smoking today. Data supports that women smokers into their late 20s will develop chronic lung disease later if they continue to smoke regularly after age 30. ...Read more

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I chronically do not feel refreshed, after sleeping what can I do to feel better?

I chronically do not feel refreshed, after sleeping what can I do to feel better?

See sleep specialist: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body (high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. Listen and take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Why do I feel more refreshed after a nap during the day than after sleep during the night?

Why do I feel more refreshed after a nap during the day than after sleep during the night?

Number of factors: This can have a number of reasons. Most often though it is because of the sleep stages that occur. Waking up after particular cycles of sleep may make people feel that they have no slept at all. Also depends on typical sleep positions being different for naps and night sleep. ...Read more

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Some people feel refreshed when they have 8 hours of sleep but other people do not. Why is that?

Some people feel refreshed when they have 8 hours of sleep but other people do not. Why is that?

Many possibilities: It could be the quality of sleep or it could be some other systemic imbalance of hormones... Or other systemic problem. I would suggest seeing a physician that is familiar with sleep problems for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to constantly refresh to read and or send messages. Computer issue or yahoo?

Sorry: My expertise is in the field of medicine. Not an expert on computer matters. Take care. ...Read more

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How many years could be cut off my life? I never feel refreshed when I wake up and I skip breakfast

How many years could be cut off my life? I never feel refreshed when I wake up and I skip breakfast

Probably none: You should see a doctor to assess why you never feel refreshed on waking- you might have sleep apnea, hypothyroidism etc, but the things that cause this generally do not "cut years off" your life. While many doctors advise eating a healthy breakfast, you should not eat if you aren't hungry and there is no evidence that skipping breakfast shortens your life! ...Read more

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Do you know of people that feel perfectly refreshed and functional with just 3-4 hours of sleep every night?

Do you know of people that feel perfectly refreshed and functional with just 3-4 hours of sleep every night?

Yes, but: This is not the norm. Most people need more sleep than 3-4 hours but some seem to function quite well on very little sleep. The area of sleep is a fascinating one and more knowledge is being gained daily so we don't fully understand why some people do well on a little sleep while others need more. Most people need 6-9 hours regularly, though. ...Read more

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Why do I wake in the night and crave sugar? I'm not a diabetic. I do wake a lot during the night & never feel refreshed upon waking. Thank you.

Why do I wake in the night and crave sugar? I'm not a diabetic. I do wake a lot during the night & never feel refreshed upon waking. Thank you.

If you are: Overweight, you probably have developed Insulin resistance, and what you are experiencing may be a return of your blood sugar to normal after excessive Insulin levels. If so, ; you have a family history of diabetes, get instructed on a diet, exercise and weight loss program. Check w/your doctor -- metformin may help prevent progression to true diabetes. It's a progression, not a sudden diagnosis. ...Read more

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When I take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, I always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?

When I take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, I always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?

Power naps: A briefer nap, 45 min or so would be less likely to alter your body rhythms, which is what you are noticing. This can alter your night routine. You can set an alarm for the longest interval you want to nap & avoid this problem in most cases. ...Read more

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I sleep 18+a day and have for the past 10 years. Never wake feeling refreshed. Have nightmares even if only been sleep 30mins. Cant get taken seriously?

I sleep 18+a day and have for the past 10 years. Never wake feeling refreshed. Have nightmares even if only been sleep 30mins. Cant get taken seriously?

Sleep hygiene: Sleeping 18 hours/day only leaves 6 hours/day for living. Nightmare indeed. To improve quality of sleep, start an exercise program even if it is only 5 minutes/day. Having a good reason to be sleepy is probably the best way to get good sleep. ...Read more

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I don't feel refreshed after 10 hours of sleep what would be the protocol?

Rule out: You shoulf be checked for low hemoglobin and thyroid disease as well as delving into if you could be suffering from things like sporadic leg movements or sleep apnea which can give poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Does refresh actually work to restore vaginal ph?

Does refresh actually work to restore vaginal ph?

Not really: Under normal circumstances the vaginal ph does not need "restoring." the vagina can very effectively regulate its ph without assistance. Some infections can affect the ph, but then appropriate management is to specifically treat the infection. ...Read more

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I haven't woken up refreshed in months, what can I do to help this? Sleeping pills don't work

I haven't woken up refreshed in months, what can I do to help this? Sleeping pills don't work

Start with a sleep s: A sleep study will often give you the answer, especially when the oxygen level falls during sleep. The lack of deeper sleep states (where one rest better) will be apparent in a good study. The cause of the lack of deep sleep can be from your lack of awareness of foods that are stimulants that alter stages of sleep. Everything you ingest should be recorded and presented to your m, d. ...Read more

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Not a lot of loose skin, but surgery is not an option so what do you do to look refreshed at 60?

Not a lot of loose skin, but surgery is not an option so what do you do to look refreshed at 60?

Ultherapy: If surgery is not an option, then consider ultherapy as a noninvasive facial skin tightening procedure. ...Read more

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I am not used to take siesta (afternoon nap). Any alternative to refresh body and mind during the day?

I am not used to take siesta (afternoon nap). Any alternative to refresh body and mind during the day?

Some: It is good to take breaks from work to refresh. Eating protein, taking a walk and getting sun, and drinking plenty of water also helps. Try several deep breaths and try to relax your muscles. If excessive fatigue continues please see your physician. ...Read more

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Are refresh eye drops bad?

Are refresh eye drops bad?

Refresh Eye Drops: Most eyemds recommend refresh eye drops by name. Any non preserved artificial tear can be used as needed. A preserved artificial tear should not be used more than 4 times per day as the preservative in the tear can irritate the cornea. ...Read more

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I'm always tired in the am. How many hours of sleep should a person get to wake refreshed and alert?

I'm always tired in the am. How many hours of sleep should a person get to wake refreshed and alert?

Adequate sleep: One should havebetween 8-10 hours sleep a night try to get to bed at the same hour every night. Shut off all electronic devices and have a quiet hour before bedtime. Take a walk, listen to quiet music and take a warm bath to telax. ...Read more

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I can't sleep properly...even if I'm really tired and if I sleep I just don't feel refreshed. I have tried yoga and other relaxing methods as wel.

I can't sleep properly...even if I'm really tired and if I sleep I just don't feel refreshed. I have tried yoga and other relaxing methods as wel.

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #5: Soothes stress. Practicing yoga can have immediate psychological effects. Among these are cultivating a sense of calm, and decreasing anxiety and stress. Over time, these positive mental benefits occur even when you're off the mat. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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Lately I've been waking up not feeling refreshed. Also been having broken sleep where i'll wake up briefly. What could be happening? Zoloft (sertraline) be cause?

Lately I've been waking up not feeling refreshed. Also been having broken sleep where i'll wake up briefly. What could be happening? Zoloft (sertraline) be cause?

Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more