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What problems can come from chemical irritants?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Chemicals in eye

If saline is not available to flush the eye, you can use tap water or milk.
From there, it is essential to contact your local ophthalmologist right away.

In brief: Chemicals in eye

If saline is not available to flush the eye, you can use tap water or milk.
From there, it is essential to contact your local ophthalmologist right away.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Eyes and lungs

Chemical irritants usually caus burning in the eyes and difficulty breathing due to tear surface and lung exposure.
The first step is to remove yourself from exposure to the chemical irritant, and get in fresh air, then flush your eyes with saline if possible. The lung exposure may require oxygen or other breathing support from the er.

In brief: Eyes and lungs

Chemical irritants usually caus burning in the eyes and difficulty breathing due to tear surface and lung exposure.
The first step is to remove yourself from exposure to the chemical irritant, and get in fresh air, then flush your eyes with saline if possible. The lung exposure may require oxygen or other breathing support from the er.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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