Monday, 12 November 2012

Bad aftertaste

Antibiotic eye drops tastes really really bad. 

And no, I do not drink them. Most people counter what I said above with "You're not supposed to drink them" - I am aware of this, and have successfully resisted the urge, believe it or not.

But the drops travel - I presume through my tear ducts down through my sinuses and winding up in my throat, where they leave a terrible taste on the back of my tongue. I have not yet found anything that successfully counters this. Suggestions are welcome (if they are reasonably achievable).


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  1. Blundering in here today via google as 'tears' from eye drops ran into my mouth and that rancid taste is haunting me. No answer yet i'm afraid.

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    1. So far eating cough drops of the stronger kinds, one after the other, for an hour after I use the eye drops seem to be the best answer. Hot blackcurrant juice also worked fairly well to rinse out the taste. I don't eat every third hour but using the eye drops right before a meal seems to be a good idea too.

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  2. I still remember this liquid penicillin I sometimes had to take as a kid. It was supposed to taste like raspberry, but medicine was the dominating taste. Hope you're getting better >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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    1. My brother got that! I got crushed pills in husholdsaft. TERRIBLE concoction, better to just swallow the pill and drink the juice!

      I think I might be getting used to the taste. I am probably taking a shot of nyquil tonight and that should take out the chemical eyedrop dribblings nicely. ...strangely, I seem to have gotten used to the taste of Nyquil to the point where I don't mind it much anymore.

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  3. Maybe you could try to press the sides of your nose (quite up) for some minutes after taking the drops? It might help blocking the the tear-canals.

    But yea, your theory for how they get to your mouth is really the correct explanation. When they x-ray the tear canals, it's also done with the horrifying liquid that tastes terrible.

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Be nice!