Minor eye injuries, such as shampoo or dust in your eye, often get better on their own within a day. Get medical help if you have a chemical in your eye or something pierces it.
wash your eye with clean water if there's something in it
follow the advice on the packaging if any cosmetics or household products get in your eyes
take painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen to help ease any pain or discomfort
do not try to remove any object that's pierced your eye
do not touch or rub your eye until it's better
do not wear make-up around your eye until it's better
do not wear contact lenses until your eye is better
- use clean water (not hot) – this can be from a tap, shower or bottled water if you’re not at home
- hold your eye open
- run lots of water over your eyeball for at least 20 minutes
Make sure the flow of water is not too strong.
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