Chemical burns to the eye:
- Put on protective gloves.
- Keep the eye under running water for at least 20 minutes.
- Make sure contaminated water does not splash the casualty or you.
- Ask casualty to hold a pad over their eye.
- Call 999.
Chemical burns can occur from common household products, in industry, or from malicious acid attacks. Find out what to look for and what to do.
Get first aid advice from St John Ambulance about eye injuries, including symptoms and treatment for eye injuries and when you have something in your eye.
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