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.

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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...