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Old 04-06-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

I was stupid last night and did a few quick welds without a helmet on and now Im paying the price badly.... any suggestions to help get rid of the pain? I haven't slept and I can't open my eyes without dark sunglasses on right now.
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

ouch...that sucks...i dunno anything about welding tho, im sure someone can help u tho
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don't look at the light when ya weld! haha! Sorry to hear about that man. Just think about Big Daddy when the little boy puts on the glasses and he seems to be invisible or cool...i can't remember what one he was trying to be.
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what happens?
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haha, yeah for those who don't know it hurts l like hell..feels like you have sand in your eyes and they get real dry and just feel like you stared at the sun for an hour, see spots.
No real remedies just use eye drops and try to keepp your eyes closed and wear sunglasses if ya go outside it will go away within a few days depending how bad you got it
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

a friend of mine who welds trailers said that if he gets welders flash he cuts a potato in half, lays down, closes his eyes, and rests the potato on his eyes. he said it works great, but i can't say if it works or not for sure. wouldn't hurt to try though...
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it burns your retinas like a mother****er

AND IM SUPPOSED TO GO TO MOTLEY CRUE TOMORROW NIGHT....
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

Quote: Originally Posted by Punk0Rama
a friend of mine who welds trailers said that if he gets welders flash he cuts a potato in half, lays down, closes his eyes, and rests the potato on his eyes. he said it works great, but i can't say if it works or not for sure. wouldn't hurt to try though...
yeah potatos actually work, give it a try
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you gotta big shnoz brotha! but eh I don't know about your pain
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

That happend to one of my friends a while back. He called the hospital and they told him to cut a potato in half and put it over his eyes.
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had that happen to me....the hospital gave me eye drops and perks to ward off the pain
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sure lookin pinochio style lmao.... my nose aint that big it just looks weird in the pic,,,
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That sucks.
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haha, Try lots of soothing eyedrops... I've welded without a helmet before, but i at least used tanning goggles with sunglasses in front of them... saved my eyes but my face was nice and red.
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ya...potato thing works
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Yeah, I've heard from two good friends of mine that the potato thing works. I'd say that, eyedrops, and sunglasses will be the best things you can do.
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Potatos brother. I did the same thing. It F#($ed my eyes up. Potato until they feel warm over your eyes, then use new slices of potato.
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Potatoes do work. i dont cut them in half. I cut them like cucumber slices and put them on your eyes if that happens again. You have to keep your eyes closed but it works. i did that a few times when i had a defective lens on my welding helmet. thats the only thing I found works. eye drops dont do crap

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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

use the Potatoes i have had flash burn many times and the Potatoes are the best thing to do

If anyone is wondering what flashburn is it is sun burn on your eyeballs, you have tons of little blisters on your eyes (Thats why they fill sandy)and they pop when you open and close your eyes

I dont see how he can look at the computer, last time i had it i could'nt at all
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

what i did because i thought potato slices were ackward was took the potato and put it in a blender and whipped it into a paste and packed it on my eyes and you dont have to worry bout the slices falling off if you move the slightest bit

just my .02
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

you could try some asprin and naproxin

hope it feels better, def. sucks.
Old 04-08-2005, 03:58 PM   #22
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

sorry, all this for not wearing a helmet, was one not available??? I cant imagine even doing minor welds even in an emegency without protection if this was the result (I dont weld, so I dont know too much)

Hope you feel better Bro!!!
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

Quote: Originally Posted by CevJuan
sorry, all this for not wearing a helmet, was one not available??? I cant imagine even doing minor welds even in an emegency without protection if this was the result (I dont weld, so I dont know too much)

Hope you feel better Bro!!!
Sorry to hear about that man, it sucks huh. Ive done quick spot welds with no helmet before. I dont think Ive ever gotten flashburn, but I have got a welder burn on my face that looks like sun burn....
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when I posted this i was wearing my contacts (makes a nice protective layer over your eye) and a dark ass pair of sunglasses and the screen dimmed and it stil hurt like a bitch.

But thanks guy I knew i could count on ya for some good advice, the potato thing, a few t3's and a few beers got me through it alright. I found the BEST thing for it was those damn contacts.. i put them in and felt GREAT... still hurt but compared to before at least I was able to haul my ass to work(and then when i get there after the boss man bitches that my truck is interfering with my job he sends me the **** home??)
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

I thought it was called Arc burn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Snafu Pimp
when I posted this i was wearing my contacts (makes a nice protective layer over your eye) and a dark ass pair of sunglasses and the screen dimmed and it stil hurt like a bitch.

But thanks guy I knew i could count on ya for some good advice, the potato thing, a few t3's and a few beers got me through it alright. I found the BEST thing for it was those damn contacts.. i put them in and felt GREAT... still hurt but compared to before at least I was able to haul my ass to work(and then when i get there after the boss man bitches that my truck is interfering with my job he sends me the **** home??)
Why did your boss send you home?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Snafu Pimp
(and then when i get there after the boss man bitches that my truck is interfering with my job he sends me the **** home??)
what an ass. bosses suck.
Old 04-08-2005, 07:10 PM   #28
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Re: In Pain! Welders flash remedies?

where do you work?
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