Yesterday's Tractor Co. Compare our Prices For Parts
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn?

Author 
shopdoc

11-15-2005 16:41:09
209.243.29.142



Report to Moderator

I really overdid some welding flash last night and my eyes have burned all day. Any home remedies out there? It has happened before but they have never hurt this much or for this long before. Thanks.




[Reply]   [No Email]
Jerry Marks

11-18-2005 03:26:04
208.188.113.30



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
Gotta jump in on this one. I'm an emergency room RN who can spot a "flash burn" patient in a heartbeat. They always come in in the middle of the night with one hand over their eyes and the other on the shoulder of some weiry-eyed wife or girlfriend who is leading the blind patient into the department. The best remedies are...use your protective eye wear and don't peak. A product called Alcaine will relieve the pain instantly, but is only used in the ER or doctor's offices. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc. will help with the pain.........you just have to take it as directed on the package label. It is amazing how many times patients arrive hours after their symptoms commence without having taken a single thing for their symptoms and then look at you strangely when asked, "Have you taken anything for your pain?" The potato remedy works as well, but will take considerably longer to alleviate the discomfort without the over-the-counter analgesics. Use a well-fitted hood when you weld and don't peak!

[Reply]  [No Email]
cj3b_jeep

11-17-2005 05:09:15
131.123.223.83



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
I"m a little late getting into this but I just wanted to say that the potato trick works pretty good. I spent a terribly painful night as a teenager wearing potato slices under a pair of sunglasses.



[Reply]  [No Email]
Kevin Bismark

11-16-2005 17:06:39
64.12.117.8



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
The best thing I ever found was some stuff called "Lacralube" I think anyway, comes in a really small tube, it's like vasaline, made for your eyes, worked pretty good the couple times I had to use it for the same problem, should be able to get it in any drug store I would think.
Kevin



[Reply]  [No Email]
dr.sportster

11-16-2005 07:00:13
209.247.222.91



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
To the guys who insinuate that this is a stupid move.Well it happens when the walls are reflective or two or more weldors are working side by side.Dark saftey glasses under the hood can help a little but a portable curtain is better.It comes from reflection not directly looking at the arc.



[Reply]  [No Email]
Dusty

11-16-2005 06:48:32
209.153.156.131



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
I've been told a cold pack made with iced tea. So far haven't needed one.

Good Luck,
Dusty



[Reply]  [No Email]
Glen Ditchmen

11-15-2005 22:29:38
216.52.172.98



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
Peel potatoes and grate them as finely as possible.
lie down and place the grated potato into the eye socket and allow the eyes to remain closed untill the burning sensation ceases. It may take several hours.
Remember when a welding flash occurs allways close your eyes as tightly as possible and wait for all the pretty lights to stop appearing. Repeat this several times. What you are actually doing is constricting (pumping)your eye muscles and forcing fresh blood into the eye blood vessels to start the repair process. I have had many welding flashes over the years and have found both suggestions mentioned above to work for me.
I hope you find relief as I did
regards Glen PS let me know how you get on

[Reply]  [No Email]
NC wayne

11-15-2005 19:23:57
205.188.117.66



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
Man I feel sorry for you doc. I've done it a few times myself over the years and I never want to do it again. I've never burned mine all that bad and the potato trick has always worked for me. I've seen worse though. I worked for a man years ago that was helping me and another guy do some welding on a truck bed. The walls of his shop were white and he got his eyes burned really bad simply off the reflected light. He went to see the hospital and they gave him something to put in them, basically just to deaden the eye and ease the discomfort. From what I understood they said that was about all they could really do since it was actually just a sunburn of the eye. They also told him he needed to stay in the dark til they quit hurting, 'course his were burned so bad he couldn't stand the light anyway. So, best advice I can offer is to stay out of the light as much as possible so your eye can rest and start off trying the potato trick. If that doesn't seem to be making a difference in a few hours seek real medical help. Good luck, I feel for you.

[Reply]  [No Email]
Case Lady

11-15-2005 18:48:02
65.167.34.49



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
I used to teach welding, so know what you are going through - take a potato and wash it real good. Cut it into slices and place the slices on your eyes for about 5 minutes at a time. This will help ease the fire and restore the moisture in your eyes. Good luck.



[Reply]  [No Email]
Larry Entenman

11-15-2005 18:43:32
207.119.130.31



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
you can damage your eyes with your eyes shut.get an automatic welding helmet.



[Reply]  [No Email]
Ken Crisman

11-15-2005 18:27:38
71.116.39.177



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
My Dad would tell you that the best cure is suffering for your stupidity . And the next time you'll use your helmat to avoid it happening again . And then closing your eyelids quicker will just burn your eyelids . That's even more painful . Try laying down with ice cubes on your eyes . Ken



[Reply]  [No Email]
Jeff Oliver

11-16-2005 15:56:17
67.137.92.19



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to Ken Crisman, 11-15-2005 18:27:38  
Worse flash burn I ever had I was wearing a helmet and didn"t look directly at a flash. Did however have a guy welding behind me nd the reflection got me. Didn"t realise it would do that but had to get some numbing drops for it.

How do you know he wasn"t wearing a helmet?



[Reply]  [No Email]
Richard G.

11-15-2005 18:13:20
12.152.8.154



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
Take an Irish potatoe and cut it. Then scrape some juice from it with a knife and drop it in your eyes. My dad taught me this 40 years ago.
Richard



[Reply]  [No Email]
Alvin NE WI

11-15-2005 17:48:05
67.50.24.101



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
the only home remedy I know is next time you will be more carefull, and close your eyelids quicker. Been there, done that. You may be can get some ointment from the drug store, that is what i used.Don't remenber the name, I learned that lession many years ago. Alvin



[Reply]  [No Email]
Alvin NE WI

11-15-2005 17:47:21
67.50.24.101



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
the only home remedy I know is next time you will be more carefull. Been there, done that. You may be can get some ointment from the drug store, that is what i used.Don't remenber the name, I learned that lession many years ago. Alvin



[Reply]  [No Email]
sonny2

11-15-2005 17:46:40
206.174.155.181



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
I also heard an old welder say that a raw potato is the best remedy.



[Reply]  [No Email]
sonny2

11-15-2005 17:47:05
206.174.155.181



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
I also heard an old welder say that a raw potato is the best remedy.



[Reply]  [No Email]
MAC,IL

11-15-2005 16:45:40
65.73.243.105



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to shopdoc, 11-15-2005 16:41:09  
Few guys I know swear by a piece of real thin sliced potatoe layed on them.



[Reply]  [No Email]
Tcoe

11-16-2005 08:59:17
163.191.87.14



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to MAC,IL, 11-15-2005 16:45:40  
The remedies are to relieve the syptoms. The best is benadril. This will help with burning but you need to see a doctor to evaluate the burn to your eyes.



[Reply]  [No Email]
charlie2pop

11-15-2005 18:16:33
209.33.5.29



Report to Moderator
 Re: Any home remedies for welding flash eye burn? in reply to MAC,IL, 11-15-2005 16:45:40  
Shopdoc

I dont like to admit it but ive done the same thing several times before. I have burned mine so bad they have woke me up in the middle of the night hurting the best cure I found for it was baby oil..a few drops in each eye the baby oil will make your vision blurry for a minute but that will clear shortly and your eyes will feel a lot better I had a old welder friend tell me this years ago and I thought he was crazy until I tried it. Now I wont use nothing else, Good Luck with your eyes...

[Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Add a Reply]

Hop to:
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters