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Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?
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Dr. James Abrams
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Abrams
Dr. James Abrams
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Depends on the cause
There are many causes of itchy eyes.
Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends on the cause
There are many causes of itchy eyes.
Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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