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I was bleaching my hair and my eye caught bleach. It burned a bit.

I was bleaching my hair a few minutes ago and as I was spreading out bleach through my fringe, a small amount of hair filled with bleach touched my eye - or almost did. I don t know. It burned a bit but since I was in the bathroom I rinsed it out. Then I went on the internet and found terrible things. Right now my eyes are burning a bit. I can barely feel it, but it s still burning a bit. My parents are sleeping and they know I m neurotic, so if I wake them up they won t believe me. I also have anxiety and OCD , which means I am freaking out right now, imagining my eye burning and melting. So, what should I do ? I am so scared and I can t go see an eye doctor right now!!! Should I sleep? I m so scared I will wake up blind. BTW, my eyes are not red and I can see normally. They re just burning a little bit, when I blink.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Feb 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
You need to rinse your eye out immediately for 15 minutes with water. Dont strain yourself when doing so. Find a nice easy to reach sink or tub. Or if not possible get a bottle and pour water into your eyes, yes it's uncomfortable but you need to wash your eyes out. Google other options about what to do when you have bleach in the eyes. Wake up your parents anyways too, you don't want to risk your eyesight. Calmly explain to them what happened. Good luck
Answered: Mon, 11 Apr 2011
Ophthalmologist Dr. Manish Malhotra's  Response
Dear the situation can be serious , what you are telling is named as CHEMICAL BURN , now even after washing your eyes if there is burning pls wake up your parents n go to a emergency clinic & ask them to prescribe medications as if not treated can be bad
Answered: Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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