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Used to wash out eyes to relieve irritation, discomfort, or itching, or to remove a chemical or foreign material from the eye.

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Eye emergencies

Eye emergencies include cuts, scratches, objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Certain eye infections and other medical conditions, such as blood clots or glaucoma, may also need prompt medical care. Since the eye is easily damaged, any of these conditions can lead to vision loss if untreated.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: May 9, 2013

Splinter removal

A splinter is a thin piece of material (like wood, glass, or metal) that gets embedded just below the top layer of your skin.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: February 4, 2014

Fishhook removal

This article discusses how to remove a fishhook that is stuck in the skin.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 1, 2013

Cyanoacrylates

Cyanoacrylate is a sticky substance found in many glues. Cyanoacrylate poisoning occurs when someone swallows this substance or gets it on the skin.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: February 28, 2012

Dieffenbachia poisoning

Dieffenbachia is a type of house plant with large, colorful leaves. Poisoning can occur if you eat the leaves, stalk, or root of this plant.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: October 21, 2013

Caladium plant poisoning

This article describes poisoning caused by eating parts of the Caladium plant and other plants belonging to the Araceae family.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: October 21, 2013

Lavender oil

Lavender oil is an oil made from the flowers of lavender. Lavender poisoning occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally swallows lavender oil.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 20, 2014

Deodorant poisoning

Deodorant poisoning occurs when someone swallows deodorant.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 20, 2014

Face powder poisoning

Face powder poisoning occurs when someone swallows or breathes in this substance.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 20, 2014

Swallowing sunscreen

Sunscreen is a cream or lotion used to protect the skin from the sun's rays. Sunscreen poisoning occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally swallows sunscreen.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: February 16, 2012

Rhubarb leaves poisoning

Rhubarb leaves poisoning occurs when someone eats pieces of leaves from the rhubarb plant.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: October 21, 2013

Ink poisoning

Writing ink poisoning occurs when someone swallows ink found in writing instruments (pens).

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: February 28, 2012

Depilatory poisoning

Depilatory is a product used to remove unwanted hair. Depilatory poisoning occurs when someone swallows this substance.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 20, 2014

Phenytoin overdose

Phenytoin is a medicine used to treat convulsions and seizures. Phenytoin overdose occurs when someone takes too much of this medicine.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 29, 2013

Nail polish poisoning

This poisoning is from swallowing or breathing in (inhaling) nail polish.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: December 12, 2013

Boric acid poisoning

Boric acid is a dangerous poison. Poisoning from this chemical can be acute or chronic. Acute boric acid poisoning usually occurs when someone swallows powdered roach-killing products that contain the chemical.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: February 1, 2013

Tetrahydrozoline poisoning

Tetrahydrozoline is a form of a medicine called imidazoline, which is found in over-the-counter eye drops and nasal sprays. Tetrahydrozoline poisoning occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally swallows this product.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 29, 2013

Myristica oil poisoning

Myristica oil is a clear liquid that smells like the spice nutmeg. Myristica oil poisoning occurs when someone swallows this substance.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: February 28, 2012

Shaving cream poisoning

Shaving cream is a cream applied to the face or body before shaving the skin. Shaving cream poisoning occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally eats shaving cream.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 20, 2014

Photographic fixative poisoning

Photographic fixatives are chemicals used to develop photographs.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: August 3, 2011

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