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Can fluticasone propionate nasal spray, 50 mcg help unblock your eustasian tube that resulted from a cold?

Can fluticasone propionate nasal spray, 50 mcg help unblock your eustasian tube that resulted from a cold?

Fluticasone: I think this is the best type of product on the market to accomplish what you need with your sinuses and eustachian tubes and such. ...Read more

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Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.

Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.

Likely not: The bag is not that easily digested but a small one may well pass through without causing any obstruction. Need to take him to the ER if he starts vomiting and complains of severe abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?

Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?

Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more

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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

"batten"grafts/valve: Nothing is a guarantee here these cases. Best to ask the operative surgeon the potential results... ...Read more

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10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.

10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.

Toothfighting: You can brush without toothpaste and it will clean your teeth. There is a topical spray you can get that will help the gag reflex but I would try without toothpaste frsti ...Read more

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What can happen if you accidentally swallow a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening pre-rinse product while gargling?

What can happen if you accidentally swallow a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening pre-rinse product while gargling?

No problem: There is no harm if you swallow a small amount. If you have a little sensitivity, drink some water to dilute it. ...Read more

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Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

No.: There is nothing in the way of ingredients that can be harmful to you if swallowed. After all, this product was approved by the fda as safe to use in your mouth and it is expected that some will be swallowed. ...Read more

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Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Return it: The product is supposed to be sealed on purchase to protect the consumer. I would ask for a new one and explain to the merchant the seal was open when you bought this one. ...Read more

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Could I use teeth whitening products at home while pregnant? Such as toothpaste or a whitening pen ?

Could I use teeth whitening products at home while pregnant? Such as toothpaste or a whitening pen ?

Avoid overuse: There's insufficient data either way. I think at some point in time sufficient research will have been done to decide this issue. In the meantime, while pregnant the less chemicals you assault your body with the better. Start with a good professional cleaning @ your Dentist's office. Brush 2 minutes 2x/day w regular toothpaste. Floss daily. Remember, over whitening can actually cause damage. ...Read more

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Is ti safe to put carbamide peroxide gel in my invisalign tray?

Is ti safe to put carbamide peroxide gel in my invisalign tray?

Won't work as well: Whitening trays are normally custom made by your dentist with a small reservoir area on the front side of the tooth that holds the gel...The invisalign trays do not have that so they will not work as well. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to spray a pressurized air duster upside down on yourself?

Is it dangerous to spray a pressurized air duster upside down on yourself?

Yes: If the pressure is great enough, can cause mucosal injury. Otherwise, will push particulate matter deep into the pharyngeal cavities and possibly into the sinuses. Better option is saline rinse (prefer squeeze bottle from Neil-med) for more gentle method to introduce moisture and clear irritants/allergens. ...Read more

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I'm a singer with "damage" to my vocal chords from intubation x3. I also discovered severe gastric reflux, Nexium (esomeprazole) how long until my voice comes back?

I'm a singer with "damage" to my vocal chords from intubation x3. I also discovered severe gastric reflux, Nexium (esomeprazole) how long until my voice comes back?

It depends : True damage to the vocal cords from intubations is rare, and permanent damage even rarer. Most sore throat take 1-2 days to get better and sometimes 1-2 weeks in the case of multiple attempts. Therefore it is usually a few days until the voice should get back to normal. If you have more detailed questions try contacting your anesthesiologist who intubated you. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Teeth Whitening: All of the teeth whitening toothpastes work very well for what they are. The dentist can get your teeth far whiter so you have to understand the concentrations these toothpastes work in are quite low. Results will vary from person to person based on staining, tooth decay, and even previous restorations present in areas of whitening. ...Read more

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