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What kind of damage can happen if sprayed in the eye with a can of air?

What kind of damage can happen if sprayed in the eye with a can of air?

Depends: Depends on the distance from the eye, the pressure in the can and any contaminants in the can. If very powerful, fully loaded and close up, one might do siginficant damage. A single casual blast of canned air perhaps might do no harm and be of no consequence. I would caution to avoid this activity or risk. ...Read more

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Swollen eye after a cologne spray got in the eye What can I do?

Swollen eye after a cologne spray got in the eye 
What can I do?

Rinse: Rinse it out with tap water and clean hands. It will be fine tomorrow. Worst case scenario, it will be fine the day after tomorrow. ...Read more

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My 2 years old daughter sprayed perfume into her eye. I cleaned the eye with water. Still some redness. Can see and open eye. What should I do? Thank

My 2 years old daughter sprayed perfume into her eye. I cleaned the eye with water. Still some redness. Can see and open eye. What should I do?  Thank

Get an Exam: Your daughter's eye should be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine if any chemical damage has taken place on the surface of the eye. Rinsing the eye out with water was the best initial treatment. Chemical burns, epithelial corneal or conjunctival damage may require treatment. ...Read more

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Nasal allergy - sneezing, watery eyes and allergic to dust, season change and unnatural air viz a/c, fans etc. Take allegra tablets (120-180 mg), spray?

Nasal allergy - sneezing, watery eyes and allergic to dust, season change and unnatural air viz a/c, fans etc. Take allegra tablets (120-180 mg), spray?

Mixed rhinitis: Sounds like perennial mixed rhinitis with both allergic and non-allergic triggers. Evidenced based medicine says topical nasal steroid spray is primary treatment, topical or oral antihistamines next and possibly montelukast (singular). Allergen immunotherapy can also be very helpful. See your pcp or board certified allergist. ...Read more

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When watching a welder, what kind of damage can occur in the eye?

When watching a welder, what kind of damage can occur in the eye?

Several: The principal effect of welding on the eye is a sunburn type reaction of the corneal surface due to the ultraviolet light. This is why welders wear a mask with a dense filter. Particles can fly off the welded area and cause damage so it is best not to stand too close without protection. With proper protection as welders know, the eyes can be protected. ...Read more

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What kind of pain should i be worried about, if i got hit in the eye? I got hit in the eye with a volleyball, and when i go outside, it hurts.

What kind of pain should i be worried about, if i got hit in the eye? I got hit in the eye with a volleyball, and when i go outside, it hurts.

Traumatic Iritis: You may have traumatic inflammation of the iris/and ciliary body inside your eye (the colored part). You should get a dilated eye exam. Dull constant or sharp stabbing eye pain, eye redness, light sensitivity, and blurred vision are signs of this condition ...Read more

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What kind of foods promote good eye health?

What kind of foods promote good eye health?

Many: There are several food ingredients that reduce the risk of eye disease. This includes lutein and zeaxanthin which is found in dark green leafy vegetables, like kale and spinach; fish oil; flax-seed oil, anti-oxidant vitamins (vit a, c, e and zinc). ...Read more

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If watching a welder, what type of damage can occur in the eye?

Uv burn: If you are close enough and do not wear eye protection, the uv light from the welders arc can cause a sunburn to the cornea termed welder's arc burn. This can happen to the lids also but no other damage will occur. ...Read more