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Dettol In Eye
Usually not: Sawdust commonly enters the eyes of those working with wood and near those working with wood. With each blink, most exits. Most saw dust is inert and will not be toxic in itself. The major harm would be for instance if someone is drilling in wood, creating sawdust of course, but hitting a piece of metal which flies into the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get hot seering pain in right, pus forming in corner of eye, lose some vision, use pataday eye drops, & seen 3 eye specialists. Told eye is healthy?
I sprayed aerosol sunscreen in my eyes. I saw in the ingredients that there is a carcinogenic substance in the sunscreen. Will I get eye cancer?
Unlikely: I trust that you washed out the spray. One time exposure to such a spray is not going to increase your risk of eye cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Opening package of raw ground chicken & juices splattered in my nose and eye. Is this of concern? I wiped out/ blew my nose & used eye drops in eyes.
Saliva in eye: Saliva usually has a low concentration of truly dangerous pathogens. Natural antibodies on the intact corneal and conjunctival surface neutralize many pathogens. Blood splashed into the eye, though, is a concern, as HIV and hepatitis can be transmitted. Any time you get any foreign substance in your eye, wash it out with water asap. If redness or pain ensue, see your eyemd. ...Read more
For single use !: First, some people are bothered by preservatives. However, preservative free are always for use by one person, and should be refrigerated. Seriously, eye drops should not be shared, but those are the two reasons. Finally a third: some eye drops contain medications interfered with by the preservatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspected dry dog faeces in eye, hospital flushed with saline and i'm on antibacterial ointment. Eye still sore. Can it damage my eye or make me blind?
Got soap from steel wool cleaner splashed in eye. Flushed with tap water. Optometrist said no damage. Infection possible? Acanthamoba? Antibiotics?
I put allergy eye drops in her eye & noticed a red vein with a dark spot at end, in both eyes. In same area. Drops made her eyes burn more.
Type of drop: Without an actual picture, it is hard to tell what the problem is. As for burning- when the eyes are irritated , even plain saline may burn. On the other hand, an antihistamine eye drop called Optivar tends to cause more burning than others. Try refrigerating the eye drop to see if it cuts down the sting. ...Read more
What is cause: Most scratches of the eye have an incident which can be identified as causing it - such as fingernails, branch of a tree, etc. These are generally quite painful but most heal well and quickly with no consequences. If you know the cause and the pain lasts more than 2 days then see an ophthalmologist. If the abrasion occurred spontaneously than you might have it evaluated right away. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Got benzalkonium chloride 0.13% in eye from antiseptic towelette. Is this message? Is this going to damage my eyes??????
Not to worry: Most of this will leave the eye with the first blink and your natural tear flow will get rid of the rest long before any damage might occur. ...Read more
Eye drops that contain 0.01% benzalkonium chloride, is it safe? I put a few drops in each of my eyes and got a few drops in my mouth. Is this ok?
Cyst: You are probably seeing a conjunctival cyst. This is very commonly found in patients with allergies. Anti-histamine eye drops will offer relief. If the cyst is bothering you and doesn't seem to be going away, your ophthalmologist can help. The very best of wishes for good health! ...Read more