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About 6 hours ago I used full strength Odoban to clean a tub

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About 6 hours ago I used full strength Odoban to clean a tub for less than 10 minutes. I was not familiar with the product and didn't read instructions. I did not get any directly into my eyes, but my eyes are still burning slightly from the vapors. I have used natural tears twice and washed them out with water once. They are not red. Advise?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

What are you feeling in your eyes now?

Dr. James :

How is your vision?

Customer:

My eyes are still burning slightly, but I have no trouble at all with my vision.

Dr. James :

You likely have irritation from the fumes of the chemical.

Dr. James :

This should improve as your eyes blink and clear the irritant.

Customer:

Do I need to do any more to my eyes or can I go to sleep?

Dr. James :

You can speed that along by using more tears.

Dr. James :

I'd recommend you continue to rinse your eyes with water for about 10 minutes to fully clear your eyes of the irritant.

Customer:

Ok. If they still are irritated after that??

Dr. James :

Since you likely only got a small amount of irritant, your eyes should be fine.

Customer:

Ok. Thanks much!

Dr. James :

To give you a comparison, if you got the chemical splashed in your eyes, it is something you should seek attention for in the ER.

Dr. James :

after copious irrigation of the eyes.

Customer:

Ok, thanks!

Dr. James :

You're welcome.

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