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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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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...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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Is there anything that helps pink eye or eye discharge other than eye drops?

Depends: If the pink eye is from irritation or a viral infection, a cool wet compress will help it feel better. But if the pink eye is caused by a bacterial infection, it's better to treat with appropriate eye drops to help heal quicker and prevent spread of infection. ...Read more

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Just got a yellow discharge in eyes. I think it is conjunctivitis. What else could it be?

Just got a yellow discharge in eyes. I think it is conjunctivitis. What else could it be?

Yellow discharge: Could be conjunctivitis (viral if recent cold & a lot of eye itching) or due to a dry or unstable tear film can be from clogged meibomian glands, demodex, staph on lashes; rarely from immune issue. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "lid hygiene" on how to use warm compresses, diluted tea tree oil wiping, & artificial tears to naturally help relieve sx. May need Rx from eyeMD for antibiotic ...Read more

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What does a waterery orangey red colour discharge mean from an eye that has conjunctivitis?

What does a waterery orangey red colour discharge mean from an eye that has conjunctivitis?

Conjuntivitis: Most cases of viral conjunctivitis have mild discharges if any. This heavy, purulent type of discharge may need to be cultured and treated with an antibacterial ophthalmic ointment along with warm compresses. An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise you and treat this condition. ...Read more

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My son has a weeping eye that wont stop producing yellow discharge. Sometimes it sticks his eye together. Its not conjunctivitis tho so what can it be?

My son has a weeping eye that wont stop producing yellow discharge. Sometimes it sticks his eye together. Its not conjunctivitis tho so what can it be?

Conjunctivitis: It depends. It probably is conjunctivitis by your description. Most are caused by a virus but can be bacterial. Call your doctor it may need to be seen and treated. As an aside very young infants can have a blocked tear duct and this is treated very differently. ...Read more

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Hello, I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye), but I have no redness or discharge. How is that possible?

Hello, I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye), but I have no redness or discharge. How is that possible?

What symptoms?: You must have seen an ophthalmologist ( I hope not another type of doctor) for this diagnosis. It would be unusual to have pink eye without redness or discharge. Perhaps you need a second look or a second opinion. Especially if you are having other symptoms such as vision loss or light sensitivity. ...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