A member asked:

What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

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Dr. Dustin Cupp answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Usually : One of 3 causes; bacterial or viral infection or allergies. Sometimes difficult to distinguish between the 3 causes, but viral conjunctivitis is usually occompainied by cold-like symptoms and allergic may be occompainied by other allergic symptoms like runny nose and sneezing. Bacterial usually has heavy drainage causing eye to be matted shut. If you have a painful red eye, see your doc urgently.

Answered 9/8/2014



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