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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?

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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My Daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes.

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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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

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My Son is experiencing eye swelling and discharge or mucus in eyes.

My Son is experiencing  eye swelling and discharge or mucus in eyes.

Conjunctivitis: Sounds like it could be conjunctivitis, possibly bacterial given that discharge but could theoretically be viral or allergic as well. Your son may need an antibiotic drop. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes and itchy eyes. Can I give my 6 months tobramycin0.3% eye drops?

My Son is experiencing  discharge or mucus in eyes and itchy eyes. Can I give my 6 months tobramycin0.3% eye drops?

Hard to tell: Although tobramycin can be used for ages beyond 2 months, your son's problem may not be an infectious one given the presence of itching. Consider contacting your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red ?

My Son is experiencing  itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red 

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Ophthalmologist: An eye Dr will help him. For antihistamine, use a non-sedating one: Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec. Generics are the same except cost less. Ketotifen and other eye drops are effective. Allergy shots may help, but involve numerous shots over a long time. ...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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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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Every morning i wake up with eyes glued by green mucous and tonsils swollen but its not tonsillitis and no fever.What is wrong with me?

Every morning i wake up with eyes glued by green mucous and tonsils swollen but its not tonsillitis and no fever.What is wrong with me?

Dacryocystitis : Possibly infection of the tear sac ( lacrimal sac ) which communicates with the nose cavity. Se your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Every morning i wake up eyes glued by mucous and swollen tonsils. I find it hard to swallow and no fever. Then better again.Can it be spring season?

Every morning i wake up eyes glued by mucous and swollen tonsils. I find it hard to swallow and no fever. Then better again.Can it be spring season?

Many things: Allergies possibly combined with eyelid infection: blepharitis (infection of eye lashes and eyelids) or meibomianitis (infection of ducts on eyelids). You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus.Now the last 3 mornings i have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus.Now  the last 3 mornings i have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck. ...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

Mucus In Eyes (Definition)

Mucus in eyes - eye discharge ...Read more