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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

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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Pollen allergies causing itching, yellow stringy discharge in eyes. Should I wait a month to see what happens?

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 more

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Help! I have white discharge from the eyes?

Help! I have white discharge from the eyes?

Allergy: White discharge is usually from ocular allergies. Remove the allergen from your environment if you can. Rinse your eyes with water several times per day. If the problem persists, go see your eye MD for possible eye drops. ...Read more

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White discharge from the eyes? How do you know if it's infected?

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

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Do pinkeye symptoms come and go. I have been having white discharge in the morning, just sticky. Eyes feel dry but improve with water. ?

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 more

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Can eye contacts cause red and itchy eyes with white discharge?

Can eye contacts cause red and itchy eyes with white discharge?

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 more

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9 months old baby has nose block. What to do. Eyes is covered with white discharge ?

9 months old baby has nose block. What to do. Eyes  is covered with white discharge ?

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

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9 month old baby has nose block. There is white discharge on Jo's eyes. What to do?

9 month old baby has nose block. There is white discharge on Jo's eyes. What to do?

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