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What To Do If Vicks Get In The Eye
Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes. ...Read more
Wash it out: the best thing tondo is wash the eye out ASAP! This will remove the chemical including and solid material and will neutralize it's effect. Prompt treatment with washing can, in some cases, save your vision! If your eye stops burning, that may be all that is necessary. However, if it is an alkali, especially, or an acid, you should consult a physician as these chemicals are more serious. ...Read more
I think I have pink eye. I don't have time or a way to get to the doctor. What is the best eye drops or cream to get over the counter?
Stye: Styes in the eye form when the small ducts in the glands get blocked. They usually go away on their own but if they do no we use a warm compress to try to open them up in more significant cases they may need to be lanced . You should see your pcp if this is not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second opinion: The skills of an Md are one issue and the personality is the other. It sounds like you have a clash somewhere here. A second opinion can always be useful and if the first doctor objects, that is excellent motivation to go elsewhere. You should always feel comfortable with any doctor you see. ...Read more
Wash: Gently wash around the eye with mild soap and water. You may try irrigating the eye with water, eye irrigation or wetting soluiton and then observe. The menthol in the rub will cause the burning. Observe & if stable or improving, no big worry. If worsening or concern, see medical evaluation. Other than menthol, the rest is petrolatum and okay. "don't let it vapo-rub you the wrong way! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?
Heat treatment: The best treatment for an evolving stye is to apply very warm soaks (washclosth under very warm -not hot- water applied to the lid about 5 times per day for 5 minutes at a time will usually get it to respond fairly quickly. Give this a try for 3-5 days and then see an ophthalmologist if still significant after that time. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend has aniridia and is already blind in one eye, what can I do to help or get help for him to keep the other eye?
Regular eye care: Your friend needs to visit his/her ophthalmologist on regular basis. ...Read more
What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?
It depends: Viral pink eyes is very common and you don't need to do much (just some redness, maybe watery, no discharge, no pain/change of vision etc...)..Or if allergies--typically some redness, watery and itchy...Then allergies drops will help. If you have discharge from eyes, pain, change of visision..See your doctor asap..Vision is precious and so don't cut corner.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like ? Any site I can go to to get info?
My brief review of: this question suggests that parasite infection of the sinuses remains rare, almost always in immunocompromised people such as those with HIV. It has been more recently appreciated that fungal infections of the sinuses are more common than previously thought. Diagnosis is made by obtaining some infected material and testing it. Treatment is challenging with "surgical" cleaning and antibiotics. ...Read more
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