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Doctor insights on: Green Mucus Coming Out Of Eye

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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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I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

Eye discharge: Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. Pinkeye may caused by some bacteria and viruses or it could be a manifestation of seasonal allergies. Symptoms include redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, thick, yellow, green or white discharge from the eye. The treatment differs with the offending agent. ...Read more

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My one year old has a cold and now she has green mucus coming out of the corner of her eye. When she wakes up her eye is stuck closed and is swollen?

My one year old has a cold and now she has green mucus coming out of the corner of her eye. When she wakes up her eye is stuck closed and is swollen?

Infection: The green color of the discharge is most likely due to a bacterial infection. You should get your child to an ophthalmologist right away, as she needs antibiotics drops, and possibly antibiotics to take orally. One needs to watch out especially for a cellulitis in the young, as the infection can spread even beyond the eye. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son is going to be 11 months old and he has green mucus coming from his eyes wat is that wat should I do?

My son is going to be 11 months old and he has green mucus coming from his eyes wat is that wat should I do?

Green Gunk...: In the context of a toddler with a cold this may be a conjunctivitis (eye infection) that is viral. Your description sounds more purulent and I'd have him examined by a doc. Does he have fever? Any contacts with red eye? Any cold contacts? Are the whites of his eyes white? Or pink? Does he seem to be "itchy" or scratching his eyes? The answers to these questions will help figure out therapy ...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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Hurt pressure nose, eyes, head and sruffy green mucus?

Sinusitis: Painful pressure sensations of nose, eyes, head with green mucus often is do to sinusitis. See an md or ENT for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...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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Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

Take him to the dr: Insurance should not be the primary concern, your two year old should be. I am sure that you get groceries and gas even though your insurance does not cover these items. Sometimes you can negotiate in advance for a cash price. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has had lime green mucus leaking from swollen eyes for 3 days w/ runny nose, woke up with 104.5 fever today. What should I do?

My 3 yr old son has had lime green mucus leaking from swollen eyes for 3 days w/ runny nose, woke up with 104.5 fever today. What should I do?

Doctor visit needed: Aside from the high fever, he has conjuctivitis or pink eye. He needs to be seen to establish the source of the fever even though his illness may be viral. ...Read more

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I have a cough, gets worse when I lay down &a sore, red throat. It hurts to swallow. I have green mucus in the corner of my left eye almost constantly?

I have a cough, gets worse when I lay down &a sore, red throat. It hurts to swallow. I have green mucus in the corner of my left eye almost constantly?

Doctor can check: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold, influenza or adenovirus (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the symptoms are bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). With cold symptoms and eye discharge, one is likely contagious. ...Read more

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I have had a "cold" for a week now - cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now one eye is bloodshot. Should I see my pcp?

I have had a "cold" for a week now - cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now one eye is bloodshot. Should I see my pcp?

Virus: Your description is most consistent with a viral illness (ie cold). I would see your pcp to get meds to control your symptoms and make you more comfortable as the cold runs its course. ...Read more

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Popping in nose. Feels inflamed. Cheek head neck ear pain. Past sinus/allergy issues. So much pain in ear and neck. Feel really sick. Green mucus.

Popping in nose. Feels inflamed. Cheek head neck ear pain. Past sinus/allergy issues. So much pain in ear and neck. Feel really sick. Green mucus.

Sinusitis: You may have a sinus infection, you need to see your doctor to treat it, if you have allergies they need to be controlled to stop these recurrent sinus infections. See an allergist and get tested and determine your triggers. ...Read more

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I have sore throat with congestion and have been blowing out green mucus. Head also hurts an ears pain little bit. Is this viral or bacterial? Pls hlp

I have sore throat with congestion and have been blowing out green mucus. Head also hurts an ears pain little bit. Is this viral or bacterial? Pls hlp

Green mucus headache: It is difficult to say, majority of patients with symptoms like yours are self limiting and caused by viruses, I will wait and if don't feel better and have fever will go to the doctor. You can use saline nose spray and some decongestant like sudafed. ...Read more

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Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Not good.: A green vaginal discharge is never good. Green usually suggests a bacterial infection - possibly a postpartum endometriosis or an std if you have been sexually active.
This should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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If you cough up yellow or green mucus when you have a cold is this bad?

If you cough up yellow or green mucus when you have a cold is this bad?

Viral: Colored mucous can be produced by either a viral or a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections are viral and will get better with time and rest. If there is no improvement within 7 days or if the symptoms are very severe then medical attention should be obtained. ...Read more

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I don't have a sinus infection, but I have smelly, green mucus. What could it be?

I don't have a sinus infection, but I have smelly, green mucus. What could it be?

And your proof: That it is not an infection? Allergy, autoimmunity may cause inflammation, but green slime sounds like infection, either bacteria or fungi. Get a culture and post the proof. See an ENT doc for management, possibly including surgical exploration and drainage. ...Read more

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I have had a blocked nose for a month and green mucus in comming out when I blow what could this be.

I have had a blocked nose for a month and green mucus in comming out when I blow what could this be.

Unpleasant!: Set up for bacterial sinusitis, which requires diagnosis, perhaps with x-ray confirmation, and antibiotics to clear.
Rarely surgery, but possible. ...Read more

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Huge amount of light green mucus completely coating only one nostril twice a day. What could it be? Thanks!

Huge amount of light green mucus completely coating only one nostril twice a day. What could it be? Thanks!

Not fully understood: Your description isn't fully understood, however, it may be upper respiratory tract infection with discharge from one nostril.Rhino-sinusitis, can be acute or chronic, you need to be seen and prescribed antibiotics if needed, meanwhile you may want to irrigate your nasal passages with salt water, that would help reduce the inflammation and wash out the discharge, till seen by your doctor, goodluck ...Read more

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I am coughing up green mucus. Is that a sign of an infection? I had a dry cough about a week ago after shoveling snow.

I am coughing up green mucus. Is that a sign of an infection? I had a dry cough about a week ago after shoveling snow.

May be an infection: If you are running fevers, then you may have an infection. A week ago you may have contracted a virus and it may have turned into an infection. You should see a physician to determine if you need to be on antibiotics after an exam. ...Read more

Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more