If you have ever gotten sunblock in your eyes, you know firsthand how excruciating it can be. A very good spray in the eye can often cause stinging that lasts for hours. It can take a long time until the victim can comfortably open his eyes, particularly in the glaring sun.
There's no doubt rubbing sunblock in your eyes is likely to cause a quick stop to a day by the pool in an instant. While it is common that discomfort will last for a while, you should try to tend to it as soon as possible.
The best treatment is immediately flushing the eye out with running water for a while. This will flush the lotion out of the eye yet it may not relieve the irritation for a while. For discomfort, cool, wet compresses to the eyes may cause some relief. Applying eye drops such as ClearEyes may assist in rinsing out the eye, but it is likely they will cause burning.
Remember, although the summer is almost over, it is advised to use sunblock all year round to guard your skin from dangerous UV rays.
Do not spray sunblock straight on the face. Always apply to the hands and rub into the face.
Never allow little children to apply sunscreen themselves.
Don't leave sunblock where children can reach it .
Rub sunscreen in completely.
Do not apply sunblock too close to the eyes.
Wear large sunglasses to protect the eyes and the areas around them from ultraviolet rays.
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