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Offline Junior

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Husband has Weld Flash
« on: July 22, 2009, 01:59:03 AM »
My DH got weld flash last night from not wearing a welding helmet :-\ and this morning he is in a lot of pain....understandably.  He says it feel like he has sandpaper in his eyes and any light to his eyes is almost unbearable.  Is there anything I can do for him to lessen the pain? 
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Offline RB

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Re: Husband has Weld Flash
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 04:22:50 AM »
This remedy was passed on to me from my Mom.   For welder burn use an organic or fresh out of the garden potato.  Slice  and place a slice on each eye. 

My husband had welder burn many years ago and he slept with a potato slice on each eye and got up the next morning and his eyes were healed.   We had tried a non- organic potato first and it didn't work.  Hope this help!

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Offline SarahLaRae

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Re: Husband has Weld Flash
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 09:51:41 AM »
I second the potato.  I had to use one on my eye as a teen when I burned it with a curling iron.  Helped a bunch!

Offline Junior

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Re: Husband has Weld Flash
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 09:08:25 AM »
Thanks for the tip on using potato.  It seemed to help him.  Another thing I tried was using moist teabags and setting them on his eyes, and he found relief from that as well.  It did a great job of sealing off any light that may have made it to his pupils.