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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

Eye discharge: Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. Pinkeye may caused by some bacteria and viruses or it could be a manifestation of seasonal allergies. Symptoms include redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, thick, yellow, green or white discharge from the eye. The treatment differs with the offending agent. ...Read more

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Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Virus? /cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if persists more than a couple of days or if you're uncomfortable. ...Read more

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My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?

My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?

See allergist: If this has been present for months, you should consider an allergy consult. At this age, food allergy is not uncommon and eliminating the offending foods may be quite helpful. I also did not find any controller drug for asthma in the medication profile. ...Read more

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Have a painful sore throat and also the back of my tongue is sore and recently started getting a yellow mucus coming out of my eyes?

Have a painful sore throat and also the back of my tongue is sore and recently started getting a yellow mucus coming out of my eyes?

See physician: These signs and symptoms that you are experiencing need to be evaluated by your doctor. He can assess the problem and provide a solution to allow you get well. Don't wait. ...Read more

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What should I do if mucus is coming out from the eyes while blowing nose?

What should I do if mucus is coming out from the eyes while blowing nose?

Don't blow so hard: You may be pushing nasal mucus up your nasolacrimal duct--this is the duct that drains tears from the eyes into the nose. It's possible to push things the other way, from the nose to the eye. Although you're probably not doing any permanent damage, it would be best to not blow so hard that you're pushing the nasal mucus from your nose to your eye. ...Read more

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Why do I get mucus in my eyes upon waking up?

Why do I get mucus in my eyes upon waking up?

Dry Eye or Blepharit: You need an exam by an ophthalmologist to rule out dry eyes, blepharoconjunctivitis, lacrimal obstruction and other inflammatory conditions which may produce these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a young baby's eyes to be teary and have some mucus, when he isn't looking ill?

What causes a young baby's eyes to be teary and have some mucus, when he isn't looking ill?

Usually tear ducts: There can be many causes for tearing and mucus in a baby's eyes. If those are the only symptoms/signs then a common cause are tear ducts that have not fully opened to allow drainage. Usually we recommend massage of the tear ducts and observation. If a conjunctivitis develops then the patient may require antibiotic drops or ointment. Your pediatrician should be able to examine and advise you. ...Read more

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Help please. When I wake up its hard to open my eyes cause these this mucus around them, why?

Help please. When I wake up its hard to open my eyes cause these this mucus around them, why?

Dry eyes: Your eyes try to heal dryness damage while you sleep.
Use artificial tear drops in the evening and before bed.
Not all drops are created equal. Talk to your ophthalmologist. Avoid benzalkonium chloride preservative! Your pharmacist might help. ...Read more

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Ie been gettin white mucus in my eyes for the past two years and im not sick. What could it possible be?

Ie been gettin white mucus in my eyes for the past two years and im not sick. What could it possible be?

Dry eye syndrome: It is possible that you have dry eye syndrome. Try using some over the counter artificial tears regularly (2-4 times per day). ...Read more

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What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

Conjuctivitis: Usually, bacterial infections of the nasal cavity will involve the conjunctival membranes of the eyes/ lids and result in a purulent discharge. Topical antibiotics, irrigations, ointments can be advised by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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3 year old with mucus build up in eyes. 2 days of symptoms should I be concerned?

3 year old with mucus build up in eyes. 2 days of symptoms should I be concerned?

Conjunctivitis: Yes I would have this treated. This most likely conjunctivitis and usually caused by a virus. However, we use bacterial eye drops to prevent secondary bacterial infections. You need to get some eye drops as soon as possible and use in both eyes. Watch for problems breathing and fever in case this illness causes other illnesses to arise which is rare. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes discharge a mucus like when u first wake up but they do it all day.

Why does my eyes discharge a mucus like when u first wake up but they do it all day.

Eye discharge: If this is a short term problem, you may have infectious conjunctivitis (viral or bacterial). If this is a longer term problem, you likely have blepharitis or allergies. If you have itching as a symptom, it is most likely allergy. All of these are treatable, but you should be seen by ophthalmologist or optometrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pinkish red color in mucus from eyes for the past three days, what could be the cause?

Infection: But more likely a viral one (pink eye?) which may be contagious. If problem persists for more than 7 days or gets worse, see eye doctor. In the meanwhile, try artificial tear drop to see if this may soothe your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have small bumps inside my eyes and I get mucus in them during the whole day specialy in the mornings what does that mean?

Allergy or infection: That could be allergies or an infection. If it has been like this for weeks then try zaditor (ketotifen) for allergies. Otc drops. See your doctor to make sure they are not infected. ...Read more

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What causes milky white mucus in both eyes?

What causes milky white mucus in both eyes?

Irritation: Any sort of irritation can cause it. Its our eyes way of self protection. ...Read more

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What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

Mucus: The usually light yellow substance that collects in the corners of the eyes is mucus. It's made by the membrane that surrounds your eye. It also has moisture and oil secretions associated with it. If your eyes are otherwise healthy feeling, then not to worry. If they are dry, scratchy, allergic etc, then your eye may make much more, or secrete purulent material that is copious and very sticky. ...Read more

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I get mucus in my eyes constantly when visiting hospitals, why?

Depends: Your description could be due to an allergy in the air or dry eye due to low humidity and air currents in the hospital. Try using artificial tears when you have the issue and see if this helps. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has mucus in her eyes and they're crusted shut. Hat could cause this?

My 18 month old has mucus in her eyes and they're crusted shut. Hat could cause this?

See below: Her hat would not cause this. These symptoms are normally associated with a cold. As long as the white part of her eyes are not red, just clean her eyes with a warm wash cloth. ...Read more

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After having a hot bath, my eyes get full of mucus, is this something to worry about?

Uncertain: And suggest there’s an irritation but I can’t be certain. I could be the soap or shampoo you may want to consider adjusting for those ...Read more

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My son is going to be 11 months old and he has green mucus coming from his eyes wat is that wat should I do?

My son is going to be 11 months old and he has green mucus coming from his eyes wat is that wat should I do?

Green Gunk...: In the context of a toddler with a cold this may be a conjunctivitis (eye infection) that is viral. Your description sounds more purulent and I'd have him examined by a doc. Does he have fever? Any contacts with red eye? Any cold contacts? Are the whites of his eyes white? Or pink? Does he seem to be "itchy" or scratching his eyes? The answers to these questions will help figure out therapy ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?

Probably allergy: If the primary symptom is itchiness, the problem is probably an environmental allergy like pollen, dust mites or animal dander. A white, stretchy-stringy discharge is common with allergies. If the primary symptom is a yellow or green discharge, it is probably an infection (conjunctivitis). In adults, these infections are usually caused by cold viruses and usually resolve on their own. ...Read more

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I have mucus seeping from my eyes all the time and have tried eye ointments but it's still there.?

I have mucus seeping from my eyes all the time and have tried eye ointments but it's still there.?

Eye infection: Mucous from the eyes may be a sign of an eye infection that may require antibiotic treatment. A complete eye examination is required. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes.

Age of daughter?: The first thing is to wash the eyelids thoroughly with 1/4 strength baby shampoo on a cotton ball. You can also apply warm or cool compresses, whichever is more comfortable. If there is any swelling and it does not go away with compresses, or much itching or discomfort then she may need medication. ...Read more

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I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. They don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. They don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

CTL Over wear: Sleeping in contact lenses that are not designed for this will potentially result in significant ocular surface irritation, possible infection, scaring, pain, and loss of vision. First thing you shoul do is remove the contacts, use gentle artificial tears like refresh tears. If you have significant discomfort, photosensitivity, or decreased vision after discontinuing the contacts, u should see doc. ...Read more

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My daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes. Also has a cold?

Common: During a cold the tiny drainage passageway from the eyes to the nose (tear duct) can swell shut. Mucous that remains after a nap or sleep period is common and benign. Wiping it away should be all that is necessary. If it begins to crust up continuously and or the skin around it gets inflamed, it can be a germ issue/conjunctivitis and need treatment. ...Read more