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We were at the grocery I was holding a cooking spray oil and I accidently spray my mother's eye because I thought it was lock. What should I do?

We were at the grocery I was holding a cooking spray oil and I accidently spray my mother's eye because I thought it was lock. What should I do?

Chemical irritant: We typically recommend immediate flushing of affected eye(s) w/plenty of (clean) water if exposed to chemicals or foreign body. Depending upon type of exposure as well as response to flushing, you should also see medical evaluation, specifically by eye doctor (Ophthalmologist), especially if irritation continues/worsens or there's a change in vision. ...Read more

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My 3 year old just sprayed canola oil in her eyes. What should I do, please help?

My 3 year old just sprayed canola oil in her eyes. What should I do, please help?

Oil in eye: Unless it was very hot, just rinse out the oil with artificial tears and it should not be a problem. If it was hot, it may cause thermal injury and you should take him/her to an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can magnesium oil spray or tablets good for thigh pain ?

Can magnesium oil spray or tablets good for thigh pain ?

Tablets, yes: The topical spray will do little good but magnesium oxide tablets 1 or 2 per day may help your leg cramps. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus oil spray in a steam room kill cold and flu viruses? If so, what else does eucalyptus spray kill?

Does eucalyptus oil spray in a steam room kill cold and flu viruses? If so, what else does eucalyptus spray kill?

Other natural remedy: Tea tree oil and oil of neem have been shown to have powerful antimicrobial effets- some trials have demonstrated tto efficacy against mrsa! ...Read more

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I am constipated and have heard olive oil is an effective remedy - would olive oil spray work?

I am constipated and have heard olive oil is an effective remedy - would olive oil spray work?

NOT!: Olive oil is NOT a remedy for constipation...unless you have steatorrhea! Increase fiber in your diet and water consumption. Things like psyllium husk and Metamucil are good fiber sources that really DO help with constipation. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe an extremely dry nose? I've tried saline sprays and almond oil and I'm still having bleeding and dryness.

What can I do to soothe an extremely dry nose? I've tried saline sprays and almond oil and I'm still having bleeding and dryness.

Some other things: You can try some vaseline at the very front of the nose, just inside the nostrils and make sure your home/office humidity is reasonable, like in the range of 35-45%. Stay hydrated too. ...Read more

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Looks like nail fungus. Have been treating with home made Apple cider and tea tree oil spray. It's has now been 1 week and is really dry.

Looks like nail fungus. Have been treating with home made Apple cider and tea tree oil spray. It's has now been 1 week and is really dry.

Not enough time: there are new medications that have been approved by the FDA for topical use. In 40 years of practice I have never had a patient get rid of toe fungus with Apple vinegar. Could happen?? See someone and try the new meds. ...Read more