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Treatment for burning eyes due to fluoride in the toothpaste - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   i was putting toothpaste with fluoride on my toothbrush and some of it flicked into my eye
User :   and i had my contact in at the time
User :   so i immediately took it out and it was burning a lot and washed my eye out
Doctor :   ok,
User :   should i be worried and see my eye doctor ?
Doctor :   No, the fluoride in the toothpaste is a inert type , it do not cause any harm , but the irritation is due to the menthol in the paste
Doctor :   hence need not worry
User :   ok =) thanks
User :   do i have to replace my contact ?
User :   or just wash it out will be enough ?
Doctor :   Put FLUR eye drops if the irritation is more that would be enough
Doctor :   washing the lense will be enough
User :   oh ok ^_^ thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   =) okay
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   bye =D
User :   thanks again =)
Doctor :   do not wash eye with tap water , the drops will help
Doctor :   tap water may have impurities,
User :   oh .. ok
Doctor :   Bye
User :   ^_^ bye
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