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hi my 4 year old son got a liquid soap lotion in his eye on

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hi my 4 year old son got a liquid soap lotion in his eye on friday its sunday and he still is keeping his eye shut, when i ask him to open it it is very red and the lid is swollen. what should i do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.

Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. It sounds as though he may have a corneal abrasion or corneal ulcer (infected corneal abrasion). For this reason I think he needs to see an ophthalmologist to get this properly diagnosed. He should be feeling better after 48 hours if nothing were seriously wrong. Does that make sense?

Doctor DanB :

You can also start using some artificial tears 4-5x/day and some cool compresses to see if that helps him feel better. But if this doesn't cause a fairly quick improvement in his symptoms, then i would take him to an ophthalmologist.

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