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I accidentally got Activia yogurt and/or Suave shampoo around

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I accidentally got Activia yogurt and/or Suave shampoo around or in my eye. I did my best to rinse them off but most likely it's an incomplete rinse. Since Activia yogurt has a lot of bacteria, would those grow rapidly if they got into one's eyes?

Can Suave shampoo harm the eyes if it's right next to the eyes, as opposed to in the eyes? (i.e., vapor)
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You will be fine. The activia yogurt will not harm your eyes or cause any infection.

Also the suave shampoo will not harm your eyes, nor will the vapors.

So. What is the take home message? Everything will be OK. You have nothing to worry about when it comes to your eyes from this incident.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Doesn't yogurt have a lot of microorganisms?

Actually, the bacteria and yeasts etc in yogurt are not the type that cause eye infections. This combined with your eyes own defenses against infection will keep you safe.

No need to worry at all from what you have posted.

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