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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
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Red eye & discharge wen wearing contacts. changed dem nd same thing occurs. is something wrong with my eye or were d 2 contacts infected?

Red eye & discharge wen wearing contacts. changed dem nd same thing occurs. is something wrong with my eye or were d 2 contacts infected?

No contacts See doc!: It sounds like you are having an eye infection from your contacts (acute conjunctivitis). Remove the contacts immediately and see a physician - an eye specialist if possible. You need to get antibiotic eye drops right away, and are at great risk for corneal damage and loss of vision. Go quickly! ...Read more

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I hav itchy eyes often..Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning..Eyelids swell n eyes turn red..Hav few eyelashes than usual..Why?

I hav itchy eyes often..Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning..Eyelids swell n eyes turn red..Hav few eyelashes than usual..Why?

Allergy: Itching usually means allergy if the discharge is real stringy/stretchy definitely allergy loss of lashes indicates a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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Sore throat for 3 days, dry cough, and today red eyes and eye discharge. Shall i see an eye doctor or it's the sore through and cough?

Sore throat for 3 days, dry cough, and today red eyes and eye discharge. Shall i see an eye doctor or it's the sore through and cough?

Red eye: Most likely allergies, but even if it is " pink eye" your family doctor can evaluate and treat and refer you to an eye doctor if it is something worse. If you have fever over 101 degrees, short of breath, or unable to swallow you need to be checked out. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have eye discharge?

What should I do when I have eye discharge?

Don't worry: Eye discharge can be due to many etiologies. The most serious kind are due to bacterial conjunctivitis. Typical discharge can be treated with hot compress twice a day, baby shampoo and ointment therapy. As always i'd suggest getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
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Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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Discharge From The Eye (Definition)

Drainage from the eye of a newborn or young baby can indicate an infection or ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more

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