Yellow Disposition Plus Eye Flushing

Seek Care Today

Based on your answers, you may need care soon. The problem probably will not get better without medical care.

If a chemical got in the eye:

  • Call the local poison control center or the National Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222). The poison control center will tell you exactly what to do.

For any other burns to the eye:

  • Call your doctor today to discuss the symptoms and arrange for care.
  • If you cannot reach your doctor or you don't have one, seek care today.
  • If it is evening, watch the symptoms and seek care in the morning.
  • If the symptoms get worse, seek care sooner.

The immediate first aid for chemical or heat burns in the eye area is to flush the eye with cool water for at least 30 minutes.

Flushing your eye is the most important first aid measure for something in the eye.

  • If you are wearing contacts, remove them before flushing your eye.
  • Flush the eye from the inner corner toward the outer corner. This prevents a substance in one eye from washing into the other eye.
  • Flush the eye with cool water.

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