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What do you do if you get vicks vaporub in your eye

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Wash: Gently wash around the eye with mild soap and water. You may try irrigating the eye with water, eye irrigation or wetting soluiton and then observe. ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyewash: Eyewash station or rinse with copious water, see an eye doctor.
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Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Flush w/warm water: Warm water will help remove the petrolatum base that contains the menthol in Vicks vaporub. Flushing it out with water of any temberature will help ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call Poison center A: Flush with wtaer and call your local poison center on followup and immediate needs.
A female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok: If it's only 1 year expired, it's most likely still good. After 2 years, it probably won't work as well but it shouldn't hurt to try.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes, unless ...: Using topical over the counter ointment and rubs are usually safe if used as directed. These should not be used internally. However, sometimes you can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Hochstein
23 years experience Podiatry
Vicks: A small amount is a relative term, but I'll assume it was an accidental minimal amount. Vicks is relatively benign, drink some water and be careful ne ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vicks: A small amount will likely not hurt you. Inhalation could cause a chemical pneumonia but swallowing will likely only taste bad.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Gives them: A cool, dry sensation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Most of the time , it can be tolerated. But if your airways are too inflamed, it may cause you to cough a little. I presume you are inhaling via your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
? no: Vicks vapor rub on your chest would but not on your feet....
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Can try : Either way, there is no set rule.

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