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Is Eye Discharge A Symptom Of Conjunctivitis
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
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
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
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
Not likely: Could be blocked tear duct.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baby has lots of green eye discharge and watery eyes but eyes are not pink/red. She has a cold and rubs eyes. Pink eye? Polymicin?
Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?
See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more
Yellow eye discharge: Yellow eye discharge is not necessarily pus caused by infection. An example is babies with plugged tear ducts. The whitish yellowish discharge is an accumulation of surface eye and lid cells that are washed out by tears. Other than that, thick yellowish greenish discharge is usually caused by bacterial infection but, occasionally, when caused by viruses. ...Read more
I have had a chronic discharge in my left eye that also co-existed with sinus and upper tooth infection issues. Full timeline attached. Current symptoms are chronic sinus pressure and headache along with eye discharge. Recently saw ENT and he noted that a
Also see a dentist: You may have multiple independent issues or you could have a dental (or other) infection that is the root cause of your symptoms. We are missing part of your post but it is good that you saw an ENT. Once you get a dental evaluation, you should be on your way to getting a diagnosis and treatment pan. Good luck! ...Read more
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
My son has a weeping eye that won't stop producing yellow discharge. Sometimes it sticks his eye together. Its not conjunctivitis tho so what can 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
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
4 yo. Watery discharge from eyes, mostly colorless. Eyelids closed when waking up in am. 2nd day. How do I make sure its conjunctivitis or an allergy?
Can be tricky:
The difference between allergy eyes and pink eye is generally that pink eye has thicker drainage that is usually yellow or green and also there is usually an outbreak in daycare or in the family that you can trace the infection to and allergy eye has more watery drainage like you are describing and you may notice your child rubbing at the eyes and also having an itchy nose.
Here is a good link!
http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/guide/conjunctivitis ...Read more
My 7 month old recently had URTI today I noticed pink left eye. Could this be viral conjunctivitis? There's no greenish nor yellowish discharge. What's the remedy?
Possible: Pink eye without any yellow discharge most probably due to viral illness. This will resolve of it own in 3-4 days. If there is lot of watering or itching and swelling of eyelids then it may be due to allergy. Wait &watch for a day for any improvement, otherwise consult your pediatrician. ...Read more
My eye has been having clear discharge and some yellow, with crusting for a day and a half, how do I know if it is bacterial or viral conjunctivitis?
Treatments vary: The symptoms can vary from allergic conjunctivitis to as you state, bacterial or viral conjunctivitis. Usually on slit lamp (microscopy) exam in the office the conjunctival surface and cornea can give us clues. If you have no pain or vision loss, you may want to try an otc allergy drop for a day, since it's sunday. If not better by the monday am, then see your provider in the morning. ...Read more
Eye discharge: Eye discharge can be from many reasons. If it is watery and a little crusty, it may be due to dry eye, blepharitis, viral conjunctivitis, or any cause of ocular surface irritation. This is treated with artificial tears and topical steroids in some cases. If the discharge is more abundant and is whitish pus in nature, it may be bacterial and may need topical antibiotics. ...Read more
Usually: One of 3 causes; bacterial or viral infection or allergies. Sometimes difficult to distinguish between the 3 causes, but viral conjunctivitis is usually occompainied by cold-like symptoms and allergic may be occompainied by other allergic symptoms like runny nose and sneezing. Bacterial usually has heavy drainage causing eye to be matted shut. If you have a painful red eye, see your doc urgently. ...Read more
Blue discharge?: This would definitely be strange and is worth having your eye doctor look at and examine your eyes. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: If the vision is not changed and there is no pain or frank pus, then you might just have blepharitis - a dandruff like condition of the lids which can have the symptoms above. If the eye is red you might have conjunctivitis. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Condensation?: Your eyes produce tear which is a clear liquid. When your lenses are pressed up close (leaning head on pillow/couch with glasses on?) to the eye, the vapor from your eye can condensate on the lenses and may appear a bit wet. This happens more often if you have watery eyes--when someone cries, his/her glasses often get foggy. Hope this explains your case. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably not: A wet, clean wash cloth can help remove secretions and debris from the eyes. Clean fingers can also do some of this for you. Fingers have been used to help clean the eyes for 1000's of years so the eyes are used to that. As long as the discharge does not reflect a more serious underlying condition, then you are probably fine. ...Read more
Yes: This can be a sign of infection. If this happens, replace your contacts, give your eyes some a few days without contacts, and see your eye doctor if symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more
Recommend: Evaluation by your physician or ophthalmologist.Get a more detailed answer ›