Myself Dr Josh- A Board Certified Physician. and I’m happy to help with your question today.
I am so sorry to hear about your husband's squirting of Purell hand sanitizer in his eyes.
Hand sanitizer products contain at least 60 percent alcohol--usually ethanol or isopropanol & it is this what kills the germs but this ingredient when comes in contact accidentally with eyes,causes burning sensation & irritation.
Following should be done :
- flush the eye through luke warm water(which your husband had already done).
- Flushing should be done for minimum 10 to 15 minutes
- To blink rapidly while pouring the water across your eye.
- Keep the uninjured eye tightly closed
- Do not rub your eye
Don't worry too much. It is very common in our daily life. Usually after he do this,his eyes will get better and the pain(if any) will be gone very soon.
If still after this the symptoms persists,then he need to consult his eye doctor for examination.
Usually & most likely after this,the redness,irritation will go away in next couple of hours. There is nothing much more that can be done.Just keep observing her eye. The redness will go away in next few hours.
Hope this helped.
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