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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

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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My Daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes.

My Daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes.

Age of daughter?: The first thing is to wash the eyelids thoroughly with 1/4 strength baby shampoo on a cotton ball. You can also apply warm or cool compresses, whichever is more comfortable. If there is any swelling and it does not go away with compresses, or much itching or discomfort then she may need medication. ...Read more

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My daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes. Also has a cold?

My daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes. Also has a cold?

Common: During a cold the tiny drainage passageway from the eyes to the nose (tear duct) can swell shut. Mucous that remains after a nap or sleep period is common and benign. Wiping it away should be all that is necessary. If it begins to crust up continuously and or the skin around it gets inflamed, it can be a germ issue/conjunctivitis and need treatment. ...Read more

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10month baby has had green mucus type discharge from both eyes for the past three days. His eyes barely started getting red today and not getn better?

10month baby has had green mucus type discharge from both eyes for the past three days. His eyes barely started getting red today and not getn better?

Conjunctivitis: Mucopurulent conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is a bacterial infection of the eyes that can cause green/yellowish/crusting drainage, redness, irritation and mattering. Treatment would include evaluation by a doctor and possible topical antibiotic drops in the eyes. All the best! ...Read more

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Why does my eyes discharge a mucus like when u first wake up but they do it all day.

Eye discharge: If this is a short term problem, you may have infectious conjunctivitis (viral or bacterial). If this is a longer term problem, you likely have blepharitis or allergies. If you have itching as a symptom, it is most likely allergy. All of these are treatable, but you should be seen by ophthalmologist or optometrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing eye swelling and discharge or mucus in eyes.

My Son is experiencing eye swelling and discharge or mucus in eyes.

Conjunctivitis: Sounds like it could be conjunctivitis, possibly bacterial given that discharge but could theoretically be viral or allergic as well. Your son may need an antibiotic drop. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes and itchy eyes. Can I give my 6 months tobramycin0.3% eye drops?

My Son is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes and itchy eyes. Can I give my 6 months tobramycin0.3% eye drops?

Hard to tell: Although tobramycin can be used for ages beyond 2 months, your son's problem may not be an infectious one given the presence of itching. Consider contacting your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red?

My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red?

Ophthalmologist: An eye Dr will help him. For antihistamine, use a non-sedating one: Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec. Generics are the same except cost less. Ketotifen and other eye drops are effective. Allergy shots may help, but involve numerous shots over a long time. ...Read more

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Rt eye is having yellow, stringy mucus. Not discharge, but can pick it out. Red conj. & lower skin lid, tender.1st day @ nurs home as CNA student. Cause?

Rt eye is having yellow, stringy mucus. Not discharge, but can pick it out. Red conj. & lower skin lid, tender.1st day @ nurs home as CNA student. Cause?

Possible infection: As a care provider at a nursing home, you're exposed to possible sources of infection. An acute discharge with red conjunctiva is likely conjunctivitis. If your eyelid is red & sore, there could be a sty developing. I recommend not exposing this to anyone, including your other eye. Perform meticulous eyelid cleaning, trial artificial tears 4 comfort. Naphcon A™ can ease congestion. If worse, C MD. ...Read more

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I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?

I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?

Unrelated: These two things are unrelated. Could be seasonal allergies for the nose and eyes. The vaginal discharge could be a myriad of things. If you're really worried, you'll need to see your primary care doctor for a more compete evaluation. Could try over the counter allergy meds in the mean time. Hope this Helps! ...Read more

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Child 2yr old has cough for a week and had fever for just a day. Green mucus from nose and yellow discharge from eyes now. Should we see dr?

Child 2yr old has cough for a week and had fever for just a day. Green mucus from nose and yellow discharge from eyes now. Should we see dr?

URI: Your child has symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. He also has conjunctivitis as a result of the illness. If the fever continues take him to the doctor. In the meantime give him symptomatic care. ...Read more

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My 10 month old has a cough, runny nose (green mucus) and eye discharge (occasional). Recently transitioned to formula about 2 weeks ago. Any advice?

My 10 month old has a cough, runny nose (green mucus) and eye discharge (occasional). Recently transitioned to formula about 2 weeks ago. Any advice?

Upper respiratory: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. If it is only a day or two, then it is likely a virus. If 5-7 days then likely a bacterial infection. If other kids around, they likely helped contribute. ...Read more

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Watery eyes white mucous discharge and white mucus in throat and nose?

Watery eyes white mucous discharge and white mucus in throat and nose?

Allergies: Could be allergies to dust or sign of viral uri? Try otc Allegra (fexofenadine) and ketotifen eye drops to see if you feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) opthalamic solution 0, 3? or Diclofenac sodium 0, 1? to treat my cat's eye? She has mucous discharge from eye and her eye is tearing.

Can I use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) opthalamic solution 0, 3? or Diclofenac sodium 0, 1? to treat my cat's eye? She has mucous discharge from eye and her eye is tearing.

Not sure...: Doses and concentrations of medications that are safe for humans may not be safe for our pets. Certain medications may not even be able to be metabolized by our pets. I wouldn't take the chance, to be honest. Please consult with a veterinarian to be safe. ...Read more

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I have pcos and have had head ache for 2 days. Now I find thick clear mucus-like discharge with bright red blood drops...Very little though. Help?

I have pcos and have had head ache for 2 days. Now I find thick clear mucus-like discharge with bright red blood drops...Very little though. Help?

Unrelated problems: Pcos is not related to headaches or vaginal discharge. Those problems would need separate evaluation. Pc os certainly does cause irregular periods though. Vaginal discharge could indicate yeast, bacterial vaginosis, or a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. I was discharged. Since then, almost every time I blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. What to do?

Hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. I was discharged. Since then, almost every time I blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. What to do?

Be seen again: You need to let your doctor know right away that this is happening. You need to be checked again and further evaluated for damage from the head injury. I hope it is not serious! ...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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