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My eyes suddenly started burning. The only thing I did

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Customer: Hi, My eyes suddenly started burning. The only thing I did unusul was to cut branches from a strange bush which had a milky sap Burning has continued for about an hour. Arhtur Foster
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I washed my hands but maybe the sap was poisonist and touched my eyes. How long will it last? How important is my problem
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

The milky sap is highly toxic and an irritant to the skin and eye. You should irrigate the eye with tap water at least for 30 minutes and go to the ER with a sample of the plant for identification.