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How to Treat a Chemical Splash in the Eye

Learn how to treat a chemical splash in the eye in this first aid video from Howcast with Nurse Mary.


What do you do when you get a chemical splash in the eye? It's very important for you to wash the eye out. If it's yourself, you can get in the shower and you can wash it out. Get underneath the faucet and you want to wash it out. If it's another person and you want to help them out, you can lie them on the floor and you can steadily put in cold water to flush that eye. You want to do it for at least 20 minutes. Really flush it in there. Hold the eye visibly open. You need to hold it yourself or help your friend or help your neighbor hold it open cause you don't want to keep blinking it. You want to get anything that's in there out. And you want a nice, steady stream of cold water for at least 20 minutes. You want to remove any kind of contact lenses. Kind of brush away any kind of debris around the eye if there is any. And you want to call for medical help.

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