Diwali: If a spark from a firecracker accidentally goes into the eyes, know what to do and what not to do!


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Diwali is a festival of joy and celebration. This year the festival of Diwali will be celebrated on 12 November 2023, which is on Sunday. On this day, people perform Lakshmi-Ganesh puja, light lamps and set off fireworks including sparklers and firecrackers. Without these festive activities, Diwali seems incomplete, but during these festivities, a little carelessness can lead to significant problems, especially when it comes to handling fireworks, and it is important to maintain eye protection.

The smoke from fireworks can be harmful to your lungs and eyes and it is equally important to protect your eyes from sparks. Even if you take precautions, coming in contact with sparks during firecracker celebrations can lead to an accident. In such a situation, it is important to know what to do and what not to do. Let's learn expert advice on how to deal with eye contact with firecracker sparks during Diwali.

Consult a doctor for guidance

Incidents of eye irritation due to fireworks are common every Diwali. Dr Deepak Kumar Suman of Safdarjung Hospital advises that if there is any problem in the eyes while burning firecrackers, then avoid using any home remedies and avoid using any eye drops or ointments without consulting the doctor. The immediate step should be to wash the eyes thoroughly and then immediately consult an eye specialist.


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Precautions to be taken:

If sparks accidentally get into the eyes while burning firecrackers, then avoid rubbing your eyes, because even a little carelessness can be harmful for your eyesight. After celebrating Diwali with fireworks, it is important to clean your hands and your children's hands thoroughly, as various chemicals are used in the manufacturing of firecrackers. Touching your eyes with the hands used to burn crackers can cause burning, itching and redness. Ignoring this precaution may increase the problem.


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Main points to remember while bursting crackers

When lighting sparklers or crackers, it is recommended to wear protective goggles to protect your eyes from smoke and sparks. Additionally, use extreme caution when handling fireworks. Avoid making mistakes like holding fireworks in your hands and take special care when using sparklers. Never allow children to light fireworks alone.