Cold with Eye discharge

  • Country:

    USA (United States of America)

  • Age:

    46

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    Yes

    Cogans dystrophy, allergic conjuntavitis.
  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    No

  • Do you use any eye drops:

    Yes

    Allergy drops and Mauro 128 5%
  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    Yes

    For far away
  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    Yes

    Thyroid Disease

Question

 

Hi,

I was sick with a cold for about a week. My allergies were acting up as well.The third day I woke up with my eyes a bit crusty and the left eye with white pus in the corner. This has been going on for 7 days. Not redness or swelling like with pink eye and I have had pink eye before when I was younger and this isn’t it.

Since I have been sick I haven’t felt like going to see my eye doctor. I am much better now. I have been putting a warm compress on both eyes a few times a day as well as doing the baby shampoo wash at night.  Will this go away or am I gonna need to go see my eye doctor?

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your Question

These discharge and crusts in the corner of your eyes are due to the flu that you had. Flu can cause rhinitis which block nasolacrimal duct and tears are accumulated in your eyes which appears as discharge and crusts. Washing them regularly is enough. You can use lubricant eye drops also to washout the discharge.

In case you have red eye with itching, excessive tearing, foreign body sensation and light sensitivity, you should visit an eye doctor

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