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

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


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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

Dr. Thomas Lenart
71 doctors shared insights

Discharge Or Mucus In Eyes (Overview)

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


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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
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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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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?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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?

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 

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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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I am experiencing red or bloodshot eyes (side: both eyes) , watery eyes (side: both eyes) , swelling around eyes, eyelid swelling, discharge or mucus in eyes, itchy eyes and eye irritation. The following also describes me: Sensation of something in eye.

C an opthalmologist: not an optometrist, start with your primary doctor, it can be conjunctivitis or something else that warrants immediate attention and prescription medications, Urgent Care or ER are your options if you can't reach your doctor or an ophthalmologist today, good luck ...Read more

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What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

Conjuctivitis: Usually, bacterial infections of the nasal cavity will involve the conjunctival membranes of the eyes/ lids and result in a purulent discharge. Topical antibiotics, irrigations, ointments can be advised by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?

Probably allergy: If the primary symptom is itchiness, the problem is probably an environmental allergy like pollen, dust mites or animal dander. A white, stretchy-stringy discharge is common with allergies. If the primary symptom is a yellow or green discharge, it is probably an infection (conjunctivitis). In adults, these infections are usually caused by cold viruses and usually resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Baby is 1 years old, runs fever about 99 , he is teething, diariah and yellow mucus in eyes. What is it? Coughs at times

Baby is 1 years old, runs fever about 99 , he is teething, diariah  and yellow mucus in eyes.  What is it? Coughs at times

Pediatrician : Some of these symptoms can occur when a baby is teething, but since they also occur for other reasons, it is best to call the pediatrician especially if this has been going on for awhile. Make sure your baby si not dehydrated. ...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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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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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

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


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