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What to do if you get Vicks vapor rub in your eyes?

What to do if you get Vicks vapor rub in your eyes?

Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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What should you do if you get chemicals in the eye?

What should you do if you get chemicals in the eye?

Wash it out: the best thing tondo is wash the eye out ASAP! This will remove the chemical including and solid material and will neutralize it's effect. Prompt treatment with washing can, in some cases, save your vision! If your eye stops burning, that may be all that is necessary. However, if it is an alkali, especially, or an acid, you should consult a physician as these chemicals are more serious. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye in both eyes, one is wose then the other. How can I get rid of it quickly?

You can't: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a viral infection that must run its own course. You can use over the counter drops to help with redness and irritation, but these do not alter the course of the infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I got punched in the eye the other night?

What to do if I got punched in the eye the other night?

See Eye MD: You should see an ophthalmologist to evaluate for possible injury to your eye. ...Read more

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What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it yourself?

What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it yourself?

Stye: Styes in the eye form when the small ducts in the glands get blocked. They usually go away on their own but if they do no we use a warm compress to try to open them up in more significant cases they may need to be lanced . You should see your pcp if this is not improving. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get an eye lash in your eye and you can't get it out?

What should you do if you get an eye lash in your eye and you can't get it out?

Wet Q tip: If you wet a Q tip & get it soggy, you can drag it across the eye and the lash should adhere to it. Then just remove it. Don't try it with a dry q tip. If all else fails see a doc. ...Read more

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What do you do if you get herpes in the eye?

What do you do if you get herpes in the eye?

See ophthalmologist: You need to be seen by and treated by an ophthalmologist. This may turn into or be a recurring problem. Take it seriously, you can permanently loose vision and possibly go blind from herpes to the eye. ...Read more

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What to do if I have health issue in the eye eye doctor sucks.?

What to do if I have health issue in the eye eye doctor sucks.?

Second opinion: The skills of an Md are one issue and the personality is the other. It sounds like you have a clash somewhere here. A second opinion can always be useful and if the first doctor objects, that is excellent motivation to go elsewhere. You should always feel comfortable with any doctor you see. ...Read more

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What happens if you get lemon in your eye?

What happens if you get lemon in your eye?

Temporary burning: And irritation with tearing but should heal spontaneously without treatment. Perhaps irrigation with saline or artificial tears would help. I would not be concerned unless still symptomatic after 24 hours. ...Read more

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What do you do if you get Vicks vaporub in your eye?

What do you do if you get Vicks vaporub in your eye?

Wash: Gently wash around the eye with mild soap and water. You may try irrigating the eye with water, eye irrigation or wetting soluiton and then observe. The menthol in the rub will cause the burning. Observe & if stable or improving, no big worry. If worsening or concern, see medical evaluation. Other than menthol, the rest is petrolatum and okay. "don't let it vapo-rub you the wrong way! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

Heat treatment: The best treatment for an evolving stye is to apply very warm soaks (washclosth under very warm -not hot- water applied to the lid about 5 times per day for 5 minutes at a time will usually get it to respond fairly quickly. Give this a try for 3-5 days and then see an ophthalmologist if still significant after that time. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

Wait: Pink eye will resolve without treatment in 4-10 days. If it lasts longer than this, it is not pink eye. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

Complete exam: Your eye doctor is trying to evaluate the source of the fluid. Fluorescein angiography maps the blood vessels in the back of the eye and can show if fluid is leaking from any of the vessels. It will help them with diagnosing and treating the fluid. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

It depends: Viral pink eyes is very common and you don't need to do much (just some redness, maybe watery, no discharge, no pain/change of vision etc...)..Or if allergies--typically some redness, watery and itchy...Then allergies drops will help. If you have discharge from eyes, pain, change of visision..See your doctor asap..Vision is precious and so don't cut corner.... ...Read more

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Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like ? Any site I can go to to get info?

Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like ? Any site I can go to to get info?

My brief review of: this question suggests that parasite infection of the sinuses remains rare, almost always in immunocompromised people such as those with HIV. It has been more recently appreciated that fungal infections of the sinuses are more common than previously thought. Diagnosis is made by obtaining some infected material and testing it. Treatment is challenging with "surgical" cleaning and antibiotics. ...Read more