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Milky White Discharge From Eyes
Yes: Yes, possibly if it's pustular.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
See your eye doctor.: If you have any sort of discharge from your eyes, regardless of color, it is best to see your eye care professional and have him or her determine whether it is due to an infection or not. It could just be mucus discharge secondary to dry eyes but it is better to be safe than sorry from presuming it is a benign problem when it actually could be more serious. ...Read more
Do pinkeye symptoms come and go. I have been having white discharge in the morning, just sticky. Eyes feel dry but improve with water. ?
Yes: "pink eye" can be caused by many things from dry eyes, allergies, inflammations, eyelid irritations, viruses, bacteria, malpositioned eyelids, poor blink mechanism, environmental, chemical, etc. These all have varied treatments. Discharge, like mucous, and tearing are protective mechanisms or ways your eyes respond to irritation. Infections produce much thick discharge. Your eyes may just be dry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, others can too: While this can signify an infection associated with contact lens overwear, a red, itchy eye with whitish discharge is quite consistent with allergies. Cool compressed, artificial tears, otc allergy drops such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway or prescription drops such as Pataday are all effective means of treating this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal congestion: Baby breathing mostly by nose. Your baby needs saline irrigation and suction to clear the nasal passage. Nasal saline spray can help too. For white discharge from both eyes it could be viral, bacterial or allergic origin. Maybe it is worthwhile that the child be seen by the doctor. ...Read more
Duct not patent : Hi Dorothy. Your 9 month old is healthy but like many other kids that come to see ophthalmologists he has a lacrimal duct that is not patent. Usually hand massage and antiobiotic ointment helps open the distal end of this duct that connects the eye to our nose. So surgery is only recommended after child is one years old. Please visit with an Eye MD for specific instruction and complete exam. ...Read more
Every night my eye ducts form white discharge itch &burns a little. I then splash water on my face & my eyes burn severely & the discharge increases. ?
I've had a minor sore throat for the last week or so. Now my eyes are gooping up, a white discharge. What's going on?
Possible Pink Eye: Pink eye is usually a viral infection of the conjunctiva. Often times it can cause an upper respiratory infection as well. Since there is not a medicine to kill the virus, treatment is supportive - artificial tears, cool compresses. If the discharge turns yellow, or has a odor to it, that can mean bacterial infection, which requires antibiotic drops. ...Read more
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