I do have insurance, work full time, have for all of my adult life. And, I can’t afford the care of my own freaking teeth!! Whether you have insurance or not, it is a fortune. The health care industry is in crisis, never in older generations did people have to pay so much for health and dental insurance and STILL have to pay a fortune out of pocket and for prescriptions that are expensive. Its what happens when something as important as health care is left to the wolves of capitalism, as is the way of so many of our systems over the last few generations. I would give anything for SOCIALIZED HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE RIGHT NOW. We live in a world where we have to be insured for everything – this is progress?!?!
Have a nice day – and by the way – we were all immigrants to this country unless you are a native american, which I’m guessing you’re not.
For dry eyes… I’ve seen a lot of doctor and some actually have a piece of the puzzle
Some people do not close their eyes completely shut, I did not know why so I had dry eye after many doctor this one young intern eye doctor goes close your eyes I did and he goes your right eye is not closing all the way wear a comfortable eye mask to bed this will keep the eye closed and lubricated. And he said that if I had sinus or plastic surgery I better be taking serrapeptase or putting castor oil on my face every evening and then putting a warm pack on my face or sitting in steamy shower to let it soak in to break up the scar tissue and he told me up my vitamin A , E and flax seed oil
Virus anywhere in the upper respiratory tract can affect you sense of smell: the olfactory sensory nerves are very sensitive. Saline nasal rinses are unlikely the cause of “spreading virus from your ear to your olfactory area,” but I suppose it’s possible. I have occasionally seen patients (or in my own personal experience) where a sinus infection seems to spread to an ear infection. That MAY have been related to saline rinse moving through an infected area (nasal passages) into the throat (where Eustachian tubes travel to the middle ear), but again: that ‘spread’ of infection may have occurred even if saline rinses were not being done.