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Old 05-15-2011, 13:52   #1
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OC decon advice

I graduate the academy in 4 days. On Tuesday, we will be getting sprayed. Any advice on decon? I've heard of Dawn, Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo or whole milk help with some people.

I know it's going to suck BAD and I'm probably going to scream like a girl, but does anything help?
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Old 05-15-2011, 14:33   #2
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Baby shampoo and water. Nothing will take the hurt away completely, but that seems to be the easiest remedy.

Running cold water, sitting in front of a fan, etc. Those help. When drying off, do NOT rub. Blot your skin.

When showering again after training, do NOT let water run from your face down your body. The shower will reactivate any dried OC, which will run down and fry your balls.
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Old 05-15-2011, 14:43   #3
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This may sound like a stupid question, but do you rub the shampoo on your face, mix it with water in a spray bottle or...?
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Baby shampoo and water. Nothing will take the hurt away completely, but that seems to be the easiest remedy.

Running cold water, sitting in front of a fan, etc. Those help. When drying off, do NOT rub. Blot your skin.

When showering again after training, do NOT let water run from your face down your body. The shower will reactivate any dried OC, which will run down and fry your balls.
All of this.

Also, run the water straight up into your eye and fall straight back down. Don't put your head sideways and run the water from the top. The OC will just go from one eye to the other.

ETA: The water will be your best friend, but don't spend too much time in it. Your eye lids may start cracking. We had one guy that spent a good 15-20 minutes in the water and started shivering uncontrollably.

It sucks leaving the water, but there should be a fan nearby. Get to that and move on.
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Old 05-15-2011, 14:44   #5
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This may sound like a stupid question, but do you rub the shampoo on your face, mix it with water in a spray bottle or...?
I blotted the shampoo right onto my face, eyes open and all. Worked pretty well.
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Old 05-15-2011, 15:51   #6
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Well I don't think you can them to eat the stuff straight up gonna have to bake it into cookies or somethin.

wait.. this is not about decon and OC? oops, my bad.

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Old 05-15-2011, 16:04   #7
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If you can get a spray bottle and fill it with cool water, that helps after the hose. That, and the fan. The main thing is, don't panic as some do. Just ride it out. It will pass.
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Old 05-15-2011, 16:24   #8
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Have a long hot shower afterwards......
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Have a long hot shower afterwards......
Yes, and make sure the water runs off your face, and all down the front of you....
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Old 05-15-2011, 18:58   #10
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Thanks guys. I will try the baby shampoo. On a side note, does the decon spray/wipes work that they sell at the cop shops? One of our instructors said not to waste our money on that as being OC'd "isn't that bad".
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Old 05-15-2011, 19:01   #11
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Being OC'd either, "it's that bad" or it is hell on earth.

I had a medical reaction to it everytime I got sprayed. The first time was the worst with Fox 5.3 in the academy.

There is a generic soap sold at Wal*Mart, called "Milk and Honey."

It is Equate brand, IIRC. It was able to stop the burn.

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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equate-Moi...fl-oz/10534018
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Old 05-15-2011, 19:09   #12
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You need to force your eyes open and get fresh air running over them to dissipate the OC. Use your CLEAN and UNCONTAMINATED thumbs and forefingers to hold your eyelids open and then, if you're allowed to, start running laps to get the air flowing over your exposed eyeballs.

Have you been tased yet?
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Old 05-15-2011, 20:12   #13
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You need to force your eyes open and get fresh air running over them to dissipate the OC. Use your CLEAN and UNCONTAMINATED thumbs and forefingers to hold your eyelids open and then, if you're allowed to, start running laps to get the air flowing over your exposed eyeballs.

Have you been tased yet?
We won't be getting tased. I would much rather be tased than OC'd.

Thanks, Cochese. I will try that soap.
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Old 05-15-2011, 23:09   #14
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Don't waste your cash buying commercial decon products.

Just use water, forced air, and keep shower run off away from below the waist - OC seems to be magnetically drawn to sensitive tissue regions.
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Old 05-16-2011, 00:49   #15
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oh and if you gotta go pee, make sure you wash your hands real good first!

if you've had a spicy diet growing up, it won't be so bad.

what does your oc training involve? we have to get sprayed in the face, then run a short distance and fight for a few minutes.
then we can decon.

also, baby shampoo works for me.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:05   #16
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Get outta the water as soon as you get all the oc off. Get away from the fan ASAP. Run laps with your eyes open to get some air to them. The hose makes you feel like youre drowning, just stay calm and breathe.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:12   #17
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Rinse your eyes with running water. One you get the burning sensation out of your eyes you'll be good to go.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:15   #18
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OC is teh suck. Come near me with that crap and I shove that can up your backside and duct tape you shut.

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:59   #19
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I suggest screaming. Really, nothing helps, so scream. If the instructor tells you to stop screaming, tell him to piss off, you just got O.C.'d.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:41   #20
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All good advice but can't stress this enough cold cold water keeps the pores from opening lot worse with hot water and get it out of your hair also. Then ask thank you sir may I have another.....
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