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 On my Tongue there is this white thing and it hurts?
Like my tongue is all red normal color and right on the side there is one thing sticking out it almost looks like a pimple but its not a pimple its a part of the tongue that grew just bigger n white ...

 omg, I feel like I'm dying.. help?
Last Wednesday, I went to the doctors and was diagnosed with strep. He prescribed me some anti-biotics and I took them till Saturday (I know, I know! I'm suppose to keep taking them even though I...

 Best remedy for a migraine?
what do you think is the best remedy for a ...

 question about throat pain?
ok, i have this really bad pain in my throat kinda at the base of my neck and a bit lower when i swallow and then also further down nearer my stomach.like when i eat or drink its a really sharp pain ...

 where are my migraines coming from?
I have been having migraines for about a year and a half. I used to have them really bad everyday. I still haven't figured out what's wrong. I have gone to physical therapy, i'm on my ...

 I have a toothache,headache,sore throat, and ear ache.what's wrong with me?
I'm 13 and I don't know what's wrong.It's hard to swallow.And there's this bump on the back of my head.It's small though.But it hurts.So it makes my head hurt.My ear ...

 Having blood taken and scared?
I am used to getting my blood taken as i go to the hospital regular because of my condition.. however this time it is reallly freaking me out this time and i am dead scared of the needle. i am 14 and ...

 Whats wrong with me?
I recently had a cold, yesterday it started to go away, it was dead sunny yesterday, maybe hayfever, but i woke up this morning and my ears are THROBBING like hell! Things sound a little weirder, and ...

 is this a bad idea? or is it not as bad as it seems?
i really wanna try meth but im kind of skeptical about the whole thing....

 So I just took 5 pain relievers and I'm thinking it was stupid, how about you?
Well my side started hurting so I garbed a bottle of pain relievers and swallowed 5 of them. So now I'm reading the bottle and it says "do not exceeded 2 caplets within an 8-10 hour period&...

 What are some good stress relievers?
I'm really pissed and stressed please help me here....

 Why does my back suddenly hurt so bad?
i was at school today, and was in chemistry doing an experiment standing normally and i turned around and felt a sharp pain in my back. and it hurt to stand straight, every time i turned i could feel ...

 I got punched in the eye last night, how can I make my eye feel better?
I was playing ultamite football at youth group for my church last night and as I went to catch the football my eye got hit by someones hand. I don't have a bruise or anything but my eye is ...

 I'm a coffee drinker. When I don't drink one, I get a splitting headache. Does lack of caffeine causes this ?
I usually drink one cup in a day, but when I misses that, I get the headache in the afternoon. My friends told me that it is the lack of caffeine which does not dilate the blodd vessels in the head, ...

 My Dad And His Back Pain?
Okay so my dad 4 days ago he started having a sharpish pain in his upperback/neck...
today now he is really bad off and he is sorta hunched over and has alot of pain.
any ideas of what this ...

 Can i give my dog human paracetemol to ease his leg pain?
Becuase he's pulled a muscle?
poor thing


 does it hurt to throw up?

 My leg feels weird 13 years old I'm scared help?
I'm scared because sometimes I feel a sharp pain and weird feeling I'm scared please tell me it's not blood clots my cousin died of clots in the legs he was 50 I'm 13

 is it enough tramadol?
i've been having knee problems and today the doctor gave me tramadol for the pain 50mg. about an hour ago i took 2 of these pills as told by the doc but the pain is still the same. should i take ...

 Sore pain, sometimes stabbing. Appendix?
Ive been getting a sore pain in my left side, beside my hip bone. Its a sore pain wich sometimes feels stabbing, its not very sore but quite painful. I have no fever or havent gotten sick. I have had ...

can i take expired throat relief spray?
i have a half bottle of western family brand sore throat relief spray that expired june of this year. is it safe to take? my throat is killing me.
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so i called walgreens and they said its fine up to 3 months after expiration. so i took it. if i'm in the news dead though then you know they were wrong. lol.

no, it may kill you.

yeah the exploration date is just the date it has to be sold by. it is most likely still good. it wont hurt you

don't take any chances hun, buy a new package in a few hours.

it may be safe, but i dont know if it will work. i took some expired cough drops one time and they didnt make me sick, but they didnt work either.

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YESSS!!! take it take it take it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ZJUSRTT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

it should be okay to take. it just won't be as strong or as much of an effect as it did before. but hey any will help, right?

Ya think
When in doubt, throw it out.

timbo ^^~
WTH? never do that .. NOT EVEN FOOD.dont -_- gosh. buy/ get new presciption

kevin m
Usually products are still good 6 months after the expiration date but instead of using that, just take warm salt water and gurgle it, it works just fine.

Yes. It is perfectly safe. This is not the kind of medicine which "goes bad" easily, except if stored in a very warm place. Take it and do not worry about a thing.

I think so, I have taken it when it is expired. But it doesn't help as much as it would've last year.

I've been using expired chloraseptic for about 5 years. Still works, and does not make me sick.
Medicine actually doesn't expire as fast as they say, they're just not allowed to sell it past a certain age. They also do that on prescriptions so people don't take it past the prescribed time. Like say you had some one month expired percocets or something from when you had your wisdom teeth out and had a really bad migraine. You could take that for relief, but doctors don't want you to. They don't trust us to our own judgement.
They throw away room fulls of recently expired meds that could easily be sold for cheaper to people who really need it.

Just to be safe, I don't think it's worth the risk. There is a VERY small risk that anything bad will happen to you, but I suggest you don't take it unless your throat is literally killing you.

i wouldnt take expired anything :)
but thats just me but thats 2 months ago id leave that stuff alone

Some people have kinda touched on this, but here ya go.

The date on the bottle is in fact the expiration date of the product and not the "sell by" date. There is a slight difference. You may continue to use the product after the expiration for a short time, but yes indeed the effectiveness begins to diminish right away. At this point you have already decided to use or not use it so I would say throw it out when your done and buy a new bottle in the future. If your throat can handle it, take a couple of acetaminophen for the pain or ibuprofen for the inflammation. These usually last longer than throat sprays.

go ahead. worst case it just won't be as effective.

I was told that the problem with expired medicine is that it usually isn't dangerous but that it doesn't work as well or at all

Nobody is stopping you, tell us how it goes.

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