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  • Chroder
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    Your too critical I believe he was talking about seeking advice online in general and that it's not good practice to ask for medical help in a place where there aren't any known professionals around.

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  • CeleronXT
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    Originally posted by HostOrbit
    You should not be seeking advice from people who do not know what they are talking about as their answer may not be correct. Obviously you don't want to be taking any risks so you should not rely upon their advice.
    (Not saying nobody knows what they are talking about, but I am sure most of us here don't know much about it)

    If I were you I'd go to the Hospital and get it checked out as they are the ones who would know best.
    The advice was all very simple and very general - go get checked out. He shouldn't take that advice to go get checked out by someone who would know what they're talking about? That's really the only advice that's been given.

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  • briangumble
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    Originally posted by rnawky
    just wondering.... how did you manage to do this?
    lol, my friends started talking about the fire extinguisher we have in our garage and then one of them said they were going to go spray it. I thought he was just playing and we all went to the garage and he got it and pulled the pin. Then he sprayed me and my friend and the stuff went in my eyes and mouth but nothing happened to my other friend since he was wearing glasses. I eventually sprayed him back but it only went on the back of his head. The garage looked like there was smoke everywhere and the garage was covered in the powder from the fire extinguisher.

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    This crossed my mind to, im seeing looney toon flash backs of elmer looking down the end of his shotgun lol

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  • rnawky
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    just wondering.... how did you manage to do this?

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  • RichM
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    You should not be seeking advice from people who do not know what they are talking about as their answer may not be correct. Obviously you don't want to be taking any risks so you should not rely upon their advice.
    (Not saying nobody knows what they are talking about, but I am sure most of us here don't know much about it)

    If I were you I'd go to the Hospital and get it checked out as they are the ones who would know best.

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    Originally posted by briangumble
    really? I think it was the powder one. I never called the hospital or anyone I just rinsed my eyes with water. They seem to be fine.
    I'm telling you for your own good, go get checked out.

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  • andrew johnson
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    it danger! the eyes will start shrinking soon best get checked straight away

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  • Bema Jinn
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    Well it normally happens within an hour or so i beleive, so you should be fine.

    I could be wrong, or thinking about something else though.

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  • briangumble
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    Originally posted by nebby
    If it's the powder one call the hospital IMMEDIATELY.

    it actually makes your eyes shrink.
    really? I think it was the powder one. I never called the hospital or anyone I just rinsed my eyes with water. They seem to be fine.

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  • Bema Jinn
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    If it's the powder one call the hospital IMMEDIATELY.

    it actually makes your eyes shrink.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Call 911 or posin control, you should have done that as soon as you could see (or had someone else do it for you when it happened). Don't seek medical advice online!

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  • MasterMac
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    By the time you read this post, you better have called the hospital and had them check you out

    Interesting coincidence of you making this thread though, my chemistry class just had us take a lesson in using fire extinguishers on Tuesday

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  • briangumble
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    Originally posted by merk
    It depends on the content of the extinguisher.

    I would be seriously worried if it was a chemical fire extinguisher, but if it was just a general water based one, just call your poisons line asking what you should do.

    But yes, you should have called emergency 15 minutes ago.
    It was a chemical fire extinguisher. When the stuff went it my eyes I couldent see and my eyes were burning. I rinsed my eyes with water and I can see now and they dont burn but im still concerned about my eyes getting damaged.

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  • merk
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    It depends on the content of the extinguisher.

    I would be seriously worried if it was a chemical fire extinguisher, but if it was just a general water based one, just call your poisons line asking what you should do.

    But yes, you should have called emergency 15 minutes ago.

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