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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 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 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?

Irrigation : First your eye will water and you can try to blink it out. Usually most foreign bodies will work themselves out this way. Then try using artificial tears or an eye wash to flush or irrigate it out. Finally go see your eye doctor as it may have become stuck on the cornea or under the upper lid. Do not rub the eyes. ...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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