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Can Onions Damage Your Eyes
Block the gas: Unstable chemicals are released and irritate the eye, causing reflexive tearing, thus do things to minimize this. Wear goggles, use a fan, cool them, presoak them, cut them sharply, etc. ...Read more
My eyes felt strange.. Almost like everything i looked at was floating . It lasted about 5 minutes i then had a mild headache. I was chopping onions.
Yes: The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas. I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts. ...Read more
Chopped onion, cooked for dinner and wash my eyes. Woke up with eyepain and swollen eyebg near the tearduct. What wl be my hme remedy? Thanku!..
Clear fluids: Saline wash and cool compress. This should resolve in a few hours. ...Read more
Ventilation : Proper ventilation will help. Either turn on the fan, and or if possible open up a window for the onion fumes to get out. ...Read more
Yes: Everyone knows that onion fumes are irritating to the eyes even without contact. More so with contact, however, nothing permanent will happen. ...Read more
No: The cut onion releases an acidic chemical which dissolves in the tears and causes irritation. The concentration under any circumstances is not enough to cause any deep seated change. So chop away and try using one of the tricks to minimize the irritation (google eye irritation from onions). ...Read more
No: It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this. ...Read more
Recently eyes got cloudy by use of herbal e/d for 3 days (comp. Lemon, ginger, onion, honey and benjamin chloride)i quit the drop. Will it be clear ?
Yes: Yes. But it will be wise not to use any non-fda approved medicine. You never know the safety of these "remedies". ...Read more
Can i use onion +ginger juice drops in my eye. I have read somewhere it is antiseptic and keeps eyes fresh and filters out impurities in forms of tear?
Not a good idea: These are eye irritants. They certainly will help flush out the eyes by producing excess tears. But your natural tears are wonderfully capable of cleaning out your eyes without this kind of help. There is a lot of ridiculous information that is published on web sites and magazines - most of which can be ignored and some even harmful. ...Read more
Does the irritation from chopping onions and applying skin products with mint cause harm to the eye?
No harm just tearing: Please refer to your pediatrician too as you need to be 17 to post questions here. Good luck! ...Read more
I have strange headaches smell things that are not there the headache is small not like a normal headache feels an ice pick stuck in my forehead about 2 and a half inches above my right eye. The smell is onions and it has been going on for 3 days now with
See a: Neurologist very soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?
Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. ...Read more
Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. ...Read more
Blocked duct?: If recent, this could be an infection. If long standing, this could represent a blocked tear drainage duct. Please take him to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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