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What to do if you get vicks in your eye

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 27 years experience
Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
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
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Eyewash: Eyewash station or rinse with copious water, see an eye doctor.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Wash it out: the best thing tondo is wash the eye out ASAP! This will remove the chemical including and solid material and will neutralize it's effect. Prompt tr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Irrigation : First your eye will water and you can try to blink it out. Usually most foreign bodies will work themselves out this way. Then try using artificial ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Go to ER!: If your eye is poked with a pencil, serious injury can result. A physician -- preferably an ophthalmologist -- needs to examine your eye to assess an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Mostly suffer: The eyes are very sensitive to chili peppers and it is similar to the main ingredient in pepper spray good for controlling the unruly. Flush out you ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Rinse rinse rinse: Wash the eye and surrounding area thoroughly with clean, cool water. Wash the surrounding area with soap as well, but don't get soap in your eye too.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Paolillo
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes : Keratoconus rquires contact to correct the vision. The eyes may not be able to tolerate contacts however or may grow intolerant with time and other m... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Radiology 35 years experience
Get attention: When you have a foreign body in the eye it is important to seek medical attention. Even after removal there is a risk of infection and antibiotic eye ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Proper drops: The ophthalmologist has a variety of drops that can dilate the eye, of various strengths depending upon the goal. If your eyes dilate spontaneously, y... Read More
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