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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

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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Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?

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 wear contact lenses but weather is not suitable in india so mucus develops frequently in eyes .. I have to clean it .How to get rid of this ?

I wear contact lenses but weather is not suitable in india so mucus develops frequently in eyes .. I have to clean it .How to get rid of this ?

Contact lens mucus: This may be a sign of dry eye in which case lens lubricant or preservative free tears are helpful but it can be a manifestation of giant papillary conjunctivitis or gpc in which case you may be developing an allergic respond to your own proteins coating the lenses with secondary mucus production. In that case one must stop contact lens wear for 2 to 4 weeks and seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Baby is 1 years old, runs fever about 99 , he is teething, diariah and yellow mucus in eyes. What is it? Coughs at times

Baby is 1 years old, runs fever about 99 , he is teething, diariah  and yellow mucus in eyes.  What is it? Coughs at times

Pediatrician : Some of these symptoms can occur when a baby is teething, but since they also occur for other reasons, it is best to call the pediatrician especially if this has been going on for awhile. Make sure your baby si not dehydrated. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...Read more

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