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Common Cold Eye Discharge
Usually: Sore eyes usually is also associated with tired eyes that feel better with blinking or closing the eyes. This usually suggests a problem with dryness or irritation on the ocular surface of the eye. The most common diagnose is dry eye syndrome. Eye fatigue is seen in the setting of increased reading, studying, prolonged driving and computer usage. All of these activities contribute to dryness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Infection: Your body reacts to certain situations by creating mucus. Green or yellow mucus indicates bacterial infection. Clear thin, discharge with infection is caused by a virus. Thick white or clear discharge is usually due to allergy. There are lymph nodes and raised areas inside the lids called papillae and follicles that help the eye md determine the exact cause. Rinsing eyes helps, sometimes drops nec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow eye discharge: Yellow eye discharge is not necessarily pus caused by infection. An example is babies with plugged tear ducts. The whitish yellowish discharge is an accumulation of surface eye and lid cells that are washed out by tears. Other than that, thick yellowish greenish discharge is usually caused by bacterial infection but, occasionally, when caused by viruses. ...Read more
Headache, blurry vision, recent case of pink eye, nausea/vomiting. It's this normal after pink eye is cleared?
Pink eye troubles: The question is "what" caused your pink eye because it may not have just been a simple viral infection if u now have continued problems. You need a thorough evaluation urgently. I suggest u call your primary MD now or go to the ER. Not to scare you, but anything with the vision u should take seriously. Plus u could use real med treatment for symptoms. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Not sure pink eye: With flu-like symptoms it's difficult to know whether you will develop a full case of the flu. As a viral infection, influenza may also affect moist mucous membranes of the eye causing discharge. It's contagious so be care full not to spread it around, and to your other eye. Careful cleansing of eyelashes to clean the matter, artificial tear drops, a brief course of a ocular decongestant may help. ...Read more
Baby has lots of green eye discharge and watery eyes but eyes are not pink/red. She has a cold and rubs eyes. Pink eye? Polymicin?
What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.
How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Both eyes became very bloodshot and 'glassy' overnight 16 days ago. No yellow discharge or itchiness. Likely viral infection or allergic reaction?
May be just dry: you need discharge and some symptoms like itching for a viral infection or allergies, I am not denying that you may have any of those conditions, but lasting 16 days without any other symptom kind of unusual for infection or allergies, dry eyes can cause the same, or rubbing lashes, try OTC moisturizing eye drops until you see your doctor ...Read more
It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more
Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?
See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more
Congested ,runny nose,sneezing and watery eyes specially right eye upper lid little bit swollen. Is it Cold or allergies ?
Yes: Pink eye is just an eye that is pink for any reason. Pink eye could be an infection, in which case there is often pus. (this kind is contagious.) it may be allergy in which case it is usually itchy. (not contagious) it may be trauma in which case there is often pain. It may be irritation in which case there may be pus, itching and/or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus Infection: Conjunctivitis, irritation of the eye, has many causes and one of them is viral. When your eye is irritated it will turn pink however, this does not necessarily mean that you have "pink eye." "pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva and it will clear up on its own; however, if it worsens or lasts too long it may be bacterial requiring antibiotic treatment. See your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red/pink eyes: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis is a common ailment, especially in children. The white of the eye (sclera) becomes bloodshot, the inner eyelids are red, sometimes swollen, increased tears, and sometimes pus causes the lids to stick together. It can be bacterial, viral, or allergic and the treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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