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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At my age, I only sleep 6-7 hours and if I sleep this less, I get up refreshed in the morning. Is this even normal? Should I do something?
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
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
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?
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
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
I am not used to take siesta (afternoon nap). Any alternative to refresh body and mind during the day?
Take a good rest.: Take a good rest or walk around can help. ...Read more
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
I'm always tired in the am. How many hours of sleep should a person get to wake refreshed and alert?
Can taking nascent iodine (detoxadine) 3 drops per day improve my hypothyroid? I do feel a little better, I wake up refreshed.
Yes: But periodically minor or random urine iodine to make sure you are not overdosing. ...Read more
Do your face gets warmer/hot in one side with rosacea? It comes out of the blue. If so can I put cold water to refresh my skin?
Yes: Cold water may make your face feel better but see your PCP convening your skin condition ...Read more
Hello doctors when I put my face skin in any hot condition source thin in any cold condition source that will make the collagne refresh?
Question unclear: Your question is very difficult to understand. Could you please rephrase your question. ...Read more
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.
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?
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