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Child put toothpaste in eye. Will this cause any harm?

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My four year old got adult toothpaste in her eye. I flushed it but its really red
Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 3 hours later
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The tooth paste contains high concentration of Calcium and sodium phosphate salts and soap so it is expected to create irritation and redness.
The eye have a nature's protection mechanism of blinking, I hope the child is not exposed with too much and too long.
Flush the eyes with water of normal temperature to flush out the visible paste. Then instill eyedrops (Moisol/Refresh etc.) every four hourly for 3days.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
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