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my 2 yr old sprayed a coppertone kids sunblock in his eyes

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my 2 yr old sprayed a coppertone kids sunblock in his eyes and i flushed with water for about 10 minutes. he seems fine but eyes are a little red and irritated looking, but he is acting fine now. should i do anything else?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

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Irrigating the eye with water was a very good initial step. To further prevent worsening of irritation and resolve the redness, I suggest that the child use preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop 2-4 times day for 1 week. If the redness fails to resolve in 1 week or worsen at any time, I suggest that the child follow-up with the eye doctor for closer evaluation and possible prescription for Pataday eye drop.

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