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Stationnement sauvage à Ébène : L’heure est aux sabots
19
Sep
Huit contraventions au sabot en un seul jour à Ébène. La police est passée à l'offensive face au...
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Une dame de 73 ans attaquée à son domicile
19
Sep
Elle se serait crue dans un cauchemar. Une dame de 73 ans, domiciliée à Vacoas, a été victime...
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Les occupants de la maison étaient absents : La grand-mère surprend sa petite-fille dans les bras de son amoureux
19
Sep
Elle a profité l'absence de ses parents et grand-mère pour inviter son petit ami chez elle. La...
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Sa bonbonne de gaz explose : Elle est brûlée à 80% du corps
19
Sep
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La directrice du collège Hindu Girls : « Je n’ai jamais utilisé le mot ‘voleuse’ quand je lui ai parlé »
19
Sep
La directrice Padmawatee Seewooraz nous a accordé une interview en présence de son avocat...
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Style

How To Use Honey To Get Glowing Skin?
05
Sep
Honey! The nectar of the Gods! We got to thank the bees for this one! A glowing skin is a sign...
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Home remedies for Black Spots on Face.
25
Jul
• Lemon JuiceA quick and easy solution can be found in your kitchen or your nearest grocery...
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70 Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas
30
Oct
Is your bedroom the stuff dreams are made of? Try our tips and tricks for creating a master...
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Creating a Great Guest Room
29
Apr
Guest rooms tend to be the final space in the house to get decorated. Last to get done, however,...
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Le jean slim : mode d’emploi
10
Dec
Le jean slim constitue l'une des pièces phares de notre garde-robe. Comment l'utiliser à bon...
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18 Ways to Look Stylish Instantly
27
Aug
1. Polish upWhen it comes to how to look stylish, you can't go past a polished appearance. A...
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How To Eat Your Way To Glowing Skin?
25
Jul
You are what you eat.This is a principle that every nutritionist, foodie, athlete and ... well...
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3 Ways Hair Stylists Can Spruce Up Thin Hair
10
Jul
Hair lends beauty to a face. Let's face it, though! Limp hair can take a lot away from a face...
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6 Simple Ways To Make Skin Glow Overnight
15
Nov
Who doesn't love glowing skin? A correct sleeping pattern, CTM routine, maintaining the right...
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Five Decor Ideas to Brighten Up the Living Room
03
Sep
Your apartment's living room is the showcase room of sorts. It is in most cases the first room...
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How to Get Sand Out of Your Eye
Monday, 09 April 2012 12:03

Sand in the eye can be a painful experience that may lead to scratches on the eye (corneal abrasions) or an eye infection. A windy day or a sand-throwing incident at the beach can lead to sand in the eyes, and properly administering first aid is essential in order to lessen the chance of a serious eye injury or infection. When a foreign object enters the eye, profuse tearing results. Proper first aid for sand in the eye involves mimicking the natural tearing process by flushing the affected eye(s).

sand-out-eyeInstructions

1 Wash your hands using antibacterial soap. Clean the inside of an eye cup or a plain drinking cup using antibacterial soap. Rinse very thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap.

2 Fill the eye cup (or drinking cup) to the brim with room-temperature water. Bottled water is ideal, but if this is not available, allow the tap to run for a full minute before filling the cup (to avoid using water containing particles as a result of sitting in the pipes for an extended period of time).

3 Place the water-filled cup on a flat surface. Lower your face over the cup, immersing your affected eye inside the water.

4 Blink your eye while it's immersed in the water to help flush away the sand particles. It usually takes 10 to 20 seconds of flushing to remove all sand particles, but you may flush the eyes for up to 15 minutes.

5 Monitor for signs of eye infection for 48 hours after the sand is removed from your eyes. Any time a foreign object comes in contact with the eyes, there is a chance that an infection will develop. Signs of an infection include redness, swelling, pain/discomfort and eye discharge.

Tips & Warnings

Ideally, a second person should perform steps 1 through 3, as the victim may be in extreme discomfort, particularly if both eyes are affected.

If a clean cup is not available, tip your head back and pour water over the affected eye(s). Try to avoid blinking during the first few seconds of flushing.

If water is not available, then eye drops can be used to aid in eye flushing.

If water is unavailable, then allow the eye to tear. Although this will lead to discomfort for a longer period of time, the sand will be flushed out of the eye. The chances of a corneal abrasion are much higher if water is not available to flush the victim's eyes.

If eye flushing does not remove a foreign object, seek emergency medical attention. In addition, a person with a corneal abrasion may feel like there's an object in the eye, so a medical exam is essential to determine the true nature of the situation.

Resist the urge to rub your eyes. You may inadvertently draw the sand across the eye's surface, leading to scratches on the eye's surface, or corneal abrasions.

If, after flushing, it still feels like there is a foreign object in your eye (i.e. you still experience the urge to blink and your eye continues tearing), it's possible you may have suffered a corneal abrasion. Keep the eye closed, apply an eye patch (if available) and seek immediate medical attention.

Source: eHow.com

 

How To

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Oct
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Apr
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Health

Why Breathing Helps Us Relax
15
Oct
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Oct
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13
Aug
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How dancing can enhance your life?
17
Sep
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