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What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

Conjunctivitis: May be inflammation or infection. Try artificial tears and warm compresses 15 mon 3 times a day for the next few days. If not better or if you vision becomes affected please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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I have allergic conjunctivitis and I need answers about eye discharge. Is it contagious, how do I treat it, do I need to see doctor?

I have allergic conjunctivitis and I need answers about eye discharge. Is it contagious, how do I treat it, do I need to see doctor?

M.D. visit: If you have light sensitivity and thick discharge it could be an infection of the conjunctivae. If there is eye pain and redness, I would recommend seeing an Opthalmologist right away. Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated by gently rinsing the eye with sterile saline, avoiding the triggering agent and taking an antihistamine. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye discharge in a 7months old baby and the treatment?

What are the causes of eye discharge in a 7months old baby and the treatment?

Usually this is : A obstructed lacrimal system or tear drainage blockage. If the dischagre is white and stringy then this would be the case. Most of these resolve on their own by 1 year of age. You can help by massage ing the inner side of the eye in a downward motion. Small chance this could be conjunctivitis. Best to see your eye care doctor. ...Read more

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How long does eye discharge associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye discharge associated with conjunctivitis last?

Bacterial Causes: When caused by bacteria, conjunctivitis can be associated with purulent discharge. This discharge usually clears within 72 hrs with antibiotic drop use. Eye redness may often persist several more days. Practice careful hand washing and limit touching eyes to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Why did i get blue eye discharge? Is this worrying?

Why did i get blue eye discharge? Is this worrying?

Blue discharge?: This would definitely be strange and is worth having your eye doctor look at and examine your eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lenart
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Discharge Or Mucus In Eyes (Definition)

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


Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more