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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Poke Your Eye Out By Rubbing It Excessively

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Is it possible to poke your eye out by rubbing it excessively?

Is it possible to poke your eye out by rubbing it excessively?

No: Nothing's impossible, but the eye is very well attached in the orbit, by both the optic nerve, 6 extraocular muscles and multiple soft tissue attachments. It take significant trauma to forcefully remove an eye. If by "poking your eye out" you mean just penetrating it or rupturing it, this is more plausible, but would still require significant force. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause your eyeballs to pop out when you sneeze?

Is it possible to cause your eyeballs to pop out when you sneeze?

No: Nothing can cause your eyeballs to pop out. They cannot pop out. ...Read more

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Can someone who's had a cornea transplant wear eye makeup? And would it be a problem to wipe it off by rubbing or tugging the eyelid.

Can someone who's had a cornea transplant wear eye makeup? And would it be a problem to wipe it off by rubbing or tugging the eyelid.

Yes, after healing: You can safely wear eye makeup if the surgery site is completely healed. If not healed, the metallic components of makeup (yes, metals are in makeup) could enter the surgical wound area and impede healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for boners irritate your penis by scratching it with your pants?

Is it possible for boners irritate your penis by scratching it with your pants?

Not if you: Wear underwear or don't have your pants laundered with toxic levels of starch. The penis is actually very resilient. That's how it survives all the abuse some penises receive during their lifetime an live to tell about it. ...Read more

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Is it bad 2 get soapy washing up liquid on your clothes & skin?Can you let it dry without wiping it off or is it bad to be exposed to the chemicals?

Is it bad 2 get soapy washing up liquid on your clothes & skin?Can you let it dry without wiping it off or is it bad to be exposed to the chemicals?

No harm is likely: No harm comes from contact of soap, or chemicals in soap, with the skin, unless you are allergic to them. If you have not had previous itchy skin rash after exposure to soap, detergents, or chemicals in them, no harm will come. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that your eyeballs be pushed back?

Is it possible that your eyeballs be pushed back?

No: The eyes fit tightly in the socket and can be pushed back unless the force is great enough to fracture the bones. Some people have lid dropping which gives the effect of the eyes seeming to be farther back in the orbit. The position of the eyes fortunately is stable and needed for good vision. ...Read more

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Is it normal to brush your teeth and blood comes out? Could it be caused by brushing it too hard?

Is it normal to brush your teeth  and blood comes out? Could it be caused by brushing it too hard?

Oral hygiene: Over zealous brushing can cause damage to your gums. Be careful not to brush too hard and brush in circles. However, when the gums bleed this usually is an indication of gingivitis. Are you flossing daily? Proper flossing will keep your gums healthy and you'll have less bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible to completely roll your eyes?

Is it possible to completely roll your eyes?

No: The eye is not a simple ball; it actually has a long tail (the optic nerve) that tightly attaches it to the brain, as well as 6 muscles that limit movement. These together prevent the eye from rolling more than a cuple of inches in any direction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to blow your nose so hard snot comes out your eyes?

Is it possible for you to blow your nose so hard snot comes out your eyes?

Maybe: You can retrograde "blow" air up the naso-lacrimal duct ; "reflux" any small amount of usually watery type fluid with it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stabbing yourself in the eye with your mascara wand cause your eye to be red the next day?

Is it possible that stabbing yourself in the eye with your mascara wand cause your eye to be red the next day?

Definitely: Usually this will produce a thermal burn. If uncomfortable for more than 48 hours please see an eye care profesional. ...Read more

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What if your child has pinkeye is it possible that it can make the face break out because its viral? Because my sons face is really broken out..

What if your child has pinkeye is it possible that it can make the face break out because its viral? Because my sons face is really broken out..

Fifths disease?: Pinkeye would not cause your child's face to break out. If your child's face looks like someone slapped him, he may be developing erythema infectiousum or fifths disease, a harmless virus. Check his arms and legs to see if the rash has affected them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tetanus if a flake of rust touches your eye?

Is it possible to get tetanus if a flake of rust touches your eye?

No: The tetanus is carried in rusty nails, etc. by the spores of the organism which are usually found in contaminated soil and especially around farm animals. Even with contamination, the spores must enter the body and a flake of rust in the tears will not do this. You are not at risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to water? I'm asking this because when my comes into contact with water he starts to get a rash.

Is it possible to be allergic to water? I'm asking this because when my comes into contact with water he starts to get a rash.

Yes: There is a condition known as aquagenic urticaria. The mechanism is unknown but some felt that it was induced by interaction of the water with sweat of the sufferers. This is not a common condition. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pop a blood vessel in your eye while sleeping?

Is it possible to pop a blood vessel in your eye while sleeping?

Maybe: Eye rubbing (especially when waking), pressure on the eye face down, or laying on your arm. ...Read more

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White strings that come from eyeball? Is it ok to pull them out deliberately even if there isn't an "eye burger". know someone that does it constantly

White strings that come from eyeball? Is it ok to pull them out deliberately even if there isn't an "eye burger". know someone that does it constantly

Not a problem: These are probably condensed proteins and debris in drying tears which can make a stringy deposit. Pulling them out is not harmful although the person with this might want to have the eyes evaluated for dryness or other conditions which can lead to these strings. ...Read more

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Is it possible that your eye balls get sun burned?

Is it possible that your eye balls get sun burned?

Corneas: The cornea, the window at the front of the eye, is coated with an epithelium with the same biochemical characteristics as skin. It can respond to uv radiation like sunlight and welding light with a typical sunburn. This is a dramatic and painful event but usually short lived (4-8 hours) until healing. So yes, your eyeballs can get sunburned. ...Read more