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How does a parent treat chemical exposure to a child’s eye?

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Wash your hands. Keep the child from rubbing the affected eye. Immediately rinse the eye.

Hold the child's head over a sink, facing down and to the side, and hold the eye open. If outside, use whatever water is closest -- water fountain, garden hose. Pour water over the eye for 15 to 20 minutes. If the chemical is in both eyes, rinse them in the shower. Go to the emergency room.

From: Eye Injuries (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

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The Nemours Foundation: "Eye Injuries" and "Eye Injuries Instruction Sheet."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Eye -- Injury."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 03, 2018

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Eye Injuries" and "Eye Injuries Instruction Sheet."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Eye -- Injury."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 03, 2018

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