Impact If The Eyes Are Exposed To Air Freshener Spray?
, I want to ask, I was exposed to a little stella brand air freshener spray, is it safe ???
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Exposure to air freshener in the eye is a form of chemical trauma. This condition is an eye emergency that has the risk of causing injury to the eye, ranging from mild to severe degrees, even to the loss of visual function. Symptoms that usually occur in cases of chemical trauma include watery eyes, pain, a sharp decrease in vision. Eye damage is usually more severe when chemicals that are in the eye are alkaline compared to those that are acidic. Alkaline materials can damage deeper tissues, and if they damage the cornea with a severe degree of damage, blindness can occur.
The first step that must be done immediately in cases of eye chemical trauma is to immediately do irrigation (water drainage) on the eyes with running water (recommended using normal saline infusion fluid, but can also use running water from regular tap) continuously for 15-30 minute. The aim is to minimize exposure to chemicals with various constituent structures of the eye and normalize eye pH as soon as possible. Do not delay to go to the nearest emergency department so that it can be evaluated and given further treatment by a doctor.
The prognosis of the severity of the impact of chemical trauma is influenced by several factors, including the type of chemical, duration of exposure, and chemical levels. As a suggestion, you should be more careful when using objects that can spray chemicals. If necessary, use personal protective equipment such as glasses when in the vicinity of chemicals.
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