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Milky White Discharge In Eyes
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 email@example.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
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
My 22lbson had his first dose of amoxicillin for a nasty cough with green discharge in eyes and nose at 4pm, is it safe to give the second one b4 bed?
Pollen allergies causing itching, yellow stringy discharge in eyes. Should I wait a month to see what happens?
No! See Eye MD now.: There is no longer any need to suffer with ocular allergy symptoms. There are at least three really effective eye drops on the market, by prescription from an eye md, that can stop your symptoms in their tracks. With the availability of these meds, no need to wait and suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Yes, possibly if it's pustular.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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