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A 25-year-old male asked:

wash my eyes with hot tap water. today i read hot water isn't good for eyes. did i damage my eyes?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: You haven't, but you don't want to use 'hot' water on your eyes, 'warm' or even 'luke warm' is better,

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