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My labels for my ear drops and eye drops got switched

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My labels for my ear drops and eye drops got switch (they were simple tape labels that said "eye" and "ear" (and I'm suspecting my friends son)) so I just put a drop of ear in my eye. I rinsed it with water right way. I have a bottle of fluorometholone (0.1%). Would that help?)
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

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Kids! They think the craziest thing is funny. I've had 5 of them so I remember their pranks well.....

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That is a steroid and I suggest that you not use that one to soothe your eye. The best thing to do is rinse your eye out well with water and then use artificial tears to soothe your eye.

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Hi. Welcome to chat. How does your eye feel now? Also, what do you think the contents of the ear drop bottle were?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
What is the botXXXXX XXXXXne? You should be OK. It you have a corneal abrasion (feels like something is in your eye) I suggest you use cold compresses and the natural tears. You can also use a soothing ointment, such as refresh PM or lacrilube and you eye should be back to normal in 24 hours.

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