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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 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

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

What should you do if you get an eyelash 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 should you do if you get poked in the eye with a pencil?

What should you do if you get poked in the eye with a pencil?

Go to ER!: If your eye is poked with a pencil, serious injury can result. A physician -- preferably an ophthalmologist -- needs to examine your eye to assess and treat any damage. Please go to an er for help with this. ...Read more

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Any advice? What should you do if you get chili pepper in your eye?

Any advice? What should you do if you get chili pepper in your eye?

Mostly suffer: The eyes are very sensitive to chili peppers and it is similar to the main ingredient in pepper spray good for controlling the unruly. Flush out you eye as much as you can and if you have whole milk it will do this faster as the peppers are fat soluble. ...Read more

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What to do if I get Vicks in my eye?

What to do if I get Vicks in my eye?

Rinse rinse rinse: Wash the eye and surrounding area thoroughly with clean, cool water. Wash the surrounding area with soap as well, but don't get soap in your eye too. If you have sterile saline solution (such as for contact lenses), you can use that to irrigate your eye as well. Anytime you have a question about a medication overdose or possible poison, you can call poison control at 800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get contacts if eyes have coning issues?

Is it okay to get contacts if eyes have coning issues?

Yes : Keratoconus rquires contact to correct the vision. The eyes may not be able to tolerate contacts however or may grow intolerant with time and other measures might be necessary. Corneal cross-linking may be beneficial in some cases. ...Read more

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Get object out of eye?

Get object out of eye?

Get attention: When you have a foreign body in the eye it is important to seek medical attention. Even after removal there is a risk of infection and antibiotic eye drops are usually given. ...Read more

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How to get your eyes dilated?

How to get your eyes dilated?

Proper drops: The ophthalmologist has a variety of drops that can dilate the eye, of various strengths depending upon the goal. If your eyes dilate spontaneously, you should be evaluated for the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get a cut on your eye?

Can you get a cut on your eye?

Of course: The eye is well protected and many get facial cuts without the eye being involved. But sometimes sharp things can actually impact the eye and scratch the surface, cut partially into the outer coats or in the worse case, penetrate to the interior which causes major problems. If you suspect any of these an ophthalmologist should be consulted pronto. ...Read more

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How do people get crossed eyes?

How do people get crossed eyes?

Genetic: This is usually a genetic disorder but it can be successfully treated by a pediatric/strabismus specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of cloudy eyes?

How do u get rid of cloudy eyes?

Cloudy eyes: You need to have an eye exam by an ophthalmologist to determine what is causing your eyes to be cloudy. ...Read more

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How do I get help for my dry eyes?

Pharmacy, eyedoc: Drug stores have a whole section devoted to eye dryness and there are many options. You need possibly an ointment at bedtime, and an eye lubricant or tear replacement during the daytime. Avoid drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If the vision is affected or there is pain, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes get tired easily?

Why does my eyes get tired easily?

Many reasons: In order to answer your question you would need to be examined. The most common cause of eye fatigue are uncorrected farsighted refractive errors, muscle imbalances and dry eye syndrome. A routine examination should be able to determine the specific cause of your eye fatigue. ...Read more

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How can you get your eyes dilated?

How can you get your eyes dilated?

See eye doc: Dilation is done to evaluate the internal structures of the eye by an eye doctor. They use eye drops to do this. The drops are not available to the public. ...Read more

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How often should you get eye exams?

Depends...: Once in your 30s, twice in 40s, every 2 years in 50s, yearly after that. ...Read more

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How can I get my eye to get better?

How can I get my eye to get better?

?: First you would have to determine if there is something wrong with it. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can eyelashes get lost in your eyes?

Can eyelashes get lost in your eyes?

Yes: An eyelash often will get caught in the superior or inferior sulcus, where it may get stuck between the eyelid and eyeball. Occasionally, an eyelash will poke through the conjunctiva into the subconjunctival space and need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Why do people get dry eyes when older?

Why do people get dry eyes when older?

Diseases/Medications: Adding to dr. May's answer — older folks also tend to have more conditions/diseases like thyroid disease, arthritis, etc and these can lead to ocular surface disease/dry eye. Medications, like blood pressure meds, diuretics, and antacids (like nexium) can cause dry eye. And the longer you live, the more you have been exposed to environmental effects of photochemical pollutants and pollen. ...Read more

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How come some people get crossed eyes?

How come some people get crossed eyes?

Childhood, acquired: Crossed eyes are out of alignment inwards (esotropia), outwards (exotropia) or vertical (hypertropia). Vision holds the eyes aligned so poor vision will cause one eye to drift if it happens in childhood. Adults will lose alignment when their childhood stability gets disrupted or when they have trauma to the eye muscles or the eye muscle nerves. See a strabismologist ophthalmolgist for answers. ...Read more

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Someone spat in my eye, will I get sick?

Someone spat in my eye, will I get sick?

Most likely not: Although it is possible to get eye inflammation or even an eye infection from saliva it is quite rare. Systemic diseases are basically unheard-of from this type of contamination. The tears in the eye have a salt content that is somewhat bactericidal and helps to prevent infections in circumstances like this. Rinse the eye if possible and watch for any signs of irritation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bags under my eyes?

How can I get rid of bags under my eyes?

No perfect answer: This is a common problem and one that many products have been developed to treat. The Best advice is to eat healthy, get plenty of rest, exercise on a regular basis and avoid cigarettes and alcohol. ...Read more

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Any advice on how to get eye contacts in?

Any advice on how to get eye contacts in?

Contacts: Not easy in beginning. Practice makes perfect!. ...Read more

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How to get a stuck contact out of my eye?

How to get a stuck contact out of my eye?

Wash it out: With a flood of artificial tears. If this does not work, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the bags under my eyes?

How to get rid of the bags under my eyes?

Surgery: Is really the only reliable way. This would be through an oculoplastic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more