A 25-year-old male asked:
Phosphoric acid in my shampoo ingredients. can i get blind or get my eyes damaged if that shampoo goes into my eyes?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No: Just wash your eyes , best wishes
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Dr. Charles Turckanswered
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Possible, not likely: Phosphoric acid is used in cosmetic products to adjust acidity. Product acidity matters more: eye injury may occur if a solution has pH<4. Without knowing the pH of your shampoo, it is hard to tell. Generally, pH level for shampoo is not strong enough to damage your eye permanently. If you get shampoo in your eyes, wash it out with cool water. If it continues to burn, speak to an eye doctor.
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Last updated Jan 26, 2019
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