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Washing Eye With Warm Salt Water To Rid A Stye
I have stye in my both eyes I washed and copmpressed it by warm water after 3 weeks iit is not yet gone?
Comfortable: Warm salt water generally irritates them more and prolongs healing. Use anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
Needs consultation: Any child with a persistent stye or chalazion needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist to determine the underlying reason. "styes" generally develop in response to chronic eyelid gland inflammation. Treatment is aimed at not only treating the stye but preventing future problems as well. In extreme cases, styes may develop into cellulitis or skin infection requiring more intense treatment. ...Read more
How do you get rid of a sty/chalazion I have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?
Soap and water: What matters is soap, not salt.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have always got canker sores in mouth I have 3 now what's the best thing to do for them other then warm salt water?
Canker sore: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
Crenation: Crenation causes bacterial cells to contract after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. This causes the bacterial cells to die, thereby decreasing bacterial counts and the toxins they release. The warm water also stimulates blood flow and cleanses the tissues. ...Read more
Swelling: It sounds like you may have some swelling or they anticipate you having some swelling in the future. ...Read more
What can I do for a tooth ache when I can't get to a dentist tonight? Have already tried warm salt water rinse and anbesol
I had my tooth pulled out on Friday 6 pm by dentist, it says I can't rinse mouth for 48 h it's 15.27 pm can I rinse with warm salt water now? .
Follow directions: Please follow your surgeon's directions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to wash your vagina with warm salt water if u have uti. Sex while I had UTI and lower abd&backpain aftr itchy & white stuff in vagina ok?
Not the best idea.: The problem with this has to do with the concentration of salt in the water. Too much salt could cause burning. It is however a good idea to pour warm water over the vaginal area while you urinate. It also sounds like you have a vaginal infection which could be either yeast or bacterial based on your description. ...Read more
I went to the ER 3 nights ago they said I had Strep & they put me on Bactrim & steroids & said it would get better w/in 24 hrs. I have been takin the meds as prescribed & garglin w salt water & drinkin warm teas, but I feel worse & still have a fever?
I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?
1 tablespoon in 8 oz: Gum inflammation can be the culprit of many other diseases. While warm salt water is one way to decrease gum inflammation, it's important to see your dentist to make sure there are no other treatment to do. Brushing with baking soda and peroxide can also improve the health of gums as well as daily flossing. ...Read more
The best thing you can do is apply cold (ice) compresses, half hour on, half hour off immediately after the surgery. This will help keep the swelling down. Do this the first 8 hrs.
Nothing will totally eliminate swelling.
The amount of swelling you get is alsoproportional to the difficulty of the surgery, your age, overall health, etc. ...Read more
Since 4 months Had smelly belly button couple of times, cleaned it with warm salt water, worked. Today little blood clogged and I have no pain.
Will be OK: You cleaned your belly button a bit too vigourously and now it oozed a bit of blood. Leave it alone and it should heal fine. If it gets more irritated please see your health care provider. ...Read more
How do I know if my eyes are sunburned? My eyes are red and dry and hurting, but I spent the day swimming at the beach could it be the salt water?
Eyes: Yes it could be salt water (stay out of it for now) but you should also see an eye specialist. Have your primary doctor refer you. ...Read more
If I have a healing dry socket no pain is it ok to rinse with warm sea salt water? I also use the prescribed mouthwash. Is that enough? What's best?
Healing extraction: You are doing everything you can. Prevent any food from getting stuck in the extraction site. Gently brush the adjacent teeth. You should be ok. ...Read more
I have thrust on my tongue and there is a bitter taste in my mouth. Can I goggle my mouth with warm salt water? Please advise.
Cracked raw tongue, red down the center, whitish on outside, bumps in the back sore for 2 days now, gargled with warm salt water
Is there a specific enema that helps relieve of prostate problems (ie. Hot, warm or cold, salt water... Etc.)?
No: Prostate problems cannot be relieved by enemas. I would recommend that you consult with a local urologist. ...Read more
When dealing with pulled teeth, they say rinse with warm salt water. What does salt water actually do? It still burns like crazy either way.
I have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. This has made them sore & cut inside. As well as warm salt water, what else can I use to help heal them? .
Hydrogen peroxide: You can rinse your mouth out with hydrogen peroxide which will help the healing process. ...Read more
Warm salt water mouth wash. Why/when it is normally used/benefits in dental hygiene. Cons and pros please.
8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction, healing nicely, stitches came out today, how long do I continue warm salt water rinses?
As long as it helps: But after 8 days of solid healing, I would say you're close to being done. ...Read more
I have what I think is a very small chazilian on my eyelid just on the lash line, I also have a brown coloured line in the eye crease just above it. I have been using golden eye ointment and have been using salt water to wipe, could this cause colour?
Hi there. So I had a tooth extracted about 3 weeks ago due to an infection. I developed several low grade symptoms that all cleared up within days of taking medicine (tylenol for day-fever, rinsing with warm salt water after meals, avoiding contact and al
Unclear question: Vague, unclear question. It would be a good idea to edit the question to make the intent more clear? Respectfully. ...Read more
Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more
How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?
Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more
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