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What To Do If You Get Vicks 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!See 2 more doctor answers
Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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