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My daughter got bath gel in her eye while she was showering. She rinsed it out w/cold water, but it hurts and it's red. Is it ok to put sterile eye d?

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Dr. Gary Reiter
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Your daughter has irritated the surface of her eye.
To resolve her problem she needs to remove the irritant and then let the damage heal. Using eyewash at the time of insult is great. You can follow this by using hot to cold compresses and cold sterile eye drops like artificial tears. It can take several days to heal. It is better to use compresses than to rub it. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes

Your daughter has irritated the surface of her eye.
To resolve her problem she needs to remove the irritant and then let the damage heal. Using eyewash at the time of insult is great. You can follow this by using hot to cold compresses and cold sterile eye drops like artificial tears. It can take several days to heal. It is better to use compresses than to rub it. Best wishes.
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