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How to prevent eye drops going down throat?

After I applied eye drops , they came down to my throat. They were so bad tasting. Does this always happen to you? How can I prevent it?
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  • Luis williams


    First of all do not overuse the eye drops, do more exercises to help to protect your eyes. When the eye drops go to your throat, It is common and very harmless. You do not have to worry about this, if you really feel uncomfortable to taste the eye drops, do not put too much eye drops into your eyes, drink some water to wash it away from your throat when you feel it come to your throat.
  • handsome____boy


    It is normal that your tears or eye drops drain from the eye to the nose and then to the throat when you use eye drops. If you try to prevent the eye drops going down throat, i think you shall try to open your eyes as wide ad possible, and up toward your head that like you look the sky. And please not use too much eye drops at a time. Just drop one eye drops and let your eyes absorb it. If you want more, you can use eye drops again.
  • walkaboutpnw


    It is normal that the eye drops going down throat when using eye drops because there is a tube between your tear duct and nasal passage which is called the nasolacrimal duct. Excess eye drops will go down your tear duct and then lead to your throat. However, make sure your mouth is closed when putting eye drops in your eyes. And you'd better put 1-2 drops in your each eye at a time, and then the eye drops won't go down to your throat.

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