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Getting Sunblock Out of Your Eyes


Individuals who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes are aware how painful it can be. A real good spray in the eye can even cause burning that lasts for hours. It can take hours before the victim can open his eyes, particularly in the glaring sun.


Needless to say getting sunscreen in your eyes can cause a quick stop to a day at the beach in an instant. While the discomfort will likely remain for some time, relief will come sooner with proper care.


The best treatment is to immediately flush the eye out with running water for some time. Doing so should get the lotion out of the eye yet it probably won't relieve the discomfort for a while. For discomfort, cool, wet compresses to the eyes may have a soothing effect. Eye drops such as Visine may help in flushing out the eye, but they will cause burning.


Don't forget, even though the summer is almost over, it is recommended to wear sunscreen throughout the year to protect yourself from dangerous UV rays.


Prevention


  1. Do not spray sunblock directly on the face.

  2. Don't let small children apply sunblock on their own.

  3. Don't leave sunscreen in reach of small children and use the lock mechanism when not in use.

  4. Don't let small children rub in sunscreen. If they get sunblock on their hands they may rub it in their eyes.

  5. Be very careful not to apply sunscreen too close to the eyes.

  6. Use large sunglasses to guard the eyes and the areas around them from ultraviolet rays.
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