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Does eye booger mean that I am sick or have sinus problems?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually

It means you have a cold.

In brief: Usually

It means you have a cold.
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually not

Most "eye boogers" are simply dried mucus at the nasal eyelid.
Sometimes they can arise from conditions like blepharitis or overactive oil glands. They are also seen with allergies and dry eyes. If daily cleansing with warm water doesn't seem to clear them the you should be examined. Sometimes a tear duct infection or chronic eye infection is to blame.

In brief: Usually not

Most "eye boogers" are simply dried mucus at the nasal eyelid.
Sometimes they can arise from conditions like blepharitis or overactive oil glands. They are also seen with allergies and dry eyes. If daily cleansing with warm water doesn't seem to clear them the you should be examined. Sometimes a tear duct infection or chronic eye infection is to blame.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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