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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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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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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?

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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Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

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

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What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

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

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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

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

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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 won't 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 won't 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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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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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

Time: Most viral conjunctivitis resolves on its own. Depending on the cause, ophthalmologists can help you. Otherwise supportive therapy for a few weeks like artificial tears, hand hygiene, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have eye discharge?

What should I do when I have eye discharge?

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

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What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

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

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Why did I get blue eye discharge? Is this worrying?

Blue discharge?: This would definitely be strange and is worth having your eye doctor look at and examine your eyes. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more