I want to make a boric acid eyewash and do not know the weight of the tablets I have. I Also need to know the water-to-boric acid ratio (by weight)
How to make Boric Acid Eye Wash
Make sure you are using the pharmaceutical grade boric acid powder. The amount of boric acid powder used to make an eye wash depends upon the type and severity of the eye irritation.
•Mild Eye Infections: Take ¼ teaspoon of powdered golden seal and ¼ teaspoon of boric acid powder and mix in 1 pint of very hot water. When the water cools down completely, strain and store in sterilized bottle. Use as per requirement.
•Moderate Eye Infections: Mix one teaspoon of boric acid powder into one quart of sterile water. Mix well and store in a clean bottle.
•Serious Eye Infections: A pink eye can be cleaned using a solution comprising of 1 teaspoon of boric acid powder and four ounces of saline water.
Any use of boric acid eye wash should be done after consultation with a doctor. For those who want to make their own solution, make sure you store it in a sterilized bottle. Any contamination in the bottle will contaminate the solution and may further aggravate the eyes.
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