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Old 03-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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"cures" for flash burns to eyes

well i think my auto darkening hood was begining to fail today while welding on the truck, and now my eyes are in the pre stages of the pain and misery that comes with flash burns.

What are your home remedies to ease the pain? it is not severe enough to go get perscription eye drops from the doctor, so i am just looking for some home remedies that i might not have heard of yet.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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Just take some ibuprofen close your eyes put a cool towel over them and stay in a dark room. No TV. and try to sleep it off.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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well i think my auto darkening hood was begining to fail today while welding on the truck, and now my eyes are in the pre stages of the pain and misery that comes with flash burns.

What are your home remedies to ease the pain? it is not severe enough to go get perscription eye drops from the doctor, so i am just looking for some home remedies that i might not have heard of yet.

My wife works for an Eye doctor, I just told her about your question. This is what she said.

There is NOTHING you can do at home!! You need to get medical attention ASAP - if you do not you will not be able to sleep (it is that bad). The longer you wait the worse it will be and you could have permanent damage.
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cut in half. apply each half squarely to each eye. Fix in place with duct tape
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This is what I have used in the past and was informed from old school welders!! It worked for me about 15-20 years ago.
VICKS vapor rub under the eyes (cheek area). Dark room also.
Just my .02 cents. If you decide to use it, let me kow if it works for you.
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I was actually serious...
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #10
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My wife works for an Eye doctor, I just told her about your question. This is what she said.

There is NOTHING you can do at home!! You need to get medical attention ASAP - if you do not you will not be able to sleep (it is that bad). The longer you wait the worse it will be and you could have permanent damage.
this. i have to wear mirrored saftey glasses when i weld or shade 3 or 5 dark green glasses if im in an area with welding going on.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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I agree with going to the doc. If nothing else, they may be able to prescribe eye drops for pain.
If you aren't going to the doc, get some cool, damp washcloths and put them over your eyes and rest in a dark room.
You should definitely take this seriously, though. I'd recommend going to the doc first before trying anything else.
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cut in half. apply each half squarely to each eye. Fix in place with duct tape
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I've never heard that trick before but seems to be popular for this type of injury.
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I've never heard that trick before but seems to be popular for this type of injury.
I was just kidding lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #16
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shall have to try some vicks vapor rub tonight before bed.
i ended up just taking a nap and woke up feeling alright for the time being.

have to do more welding tomorrow so we shall see what happens ha
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #17
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Dude, please take this seriously. Eye injuries are no joke. You can permanently damage your sight off something like this. Trust me, going through life with limited sight is not the desired outcome.
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My dad was a welder for many years and whenever he would get arc eye, as he called it, he went with the potato slices over the eye. Also would sometimes do the wet tea bags over the eyes. Occasionally he would do the sliced cucumbers, but that was to help with puffiness/swelling.
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shall have to try some vicks vapor rub tonight before bed.
i ended up just taking a nap and woke up feeling alright for the time being.

have to do more welding tomorrow so we shall see what happens ha
take a few days off to fully recover. dont fuck with this one. I have heard horror storied of what happens when you get seriously flashed. Its just not worth the pain to get the project done a few days earlier.
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