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What causes mucus discharge from eyes?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hi Doc,
my daughter is 3 yrs old. From past 2 days, lot of mucus is coming from both of her eyes. Color of mucus is usual. Her eyes are also slightly reddish. She is having little cold.
is this a matter or concern? When she wakes up, it is difficult for her to open the eyes, because of the dried mucus on her eye lids. We are washing her eyes to clean it up. Is there any eye drop or medicine needed for this or any other home treatment?
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be seasonal viral conjunctivitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

By what you say I feel that this could be a seasonal viral conjunctivitis.

But eye conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.

Please revert back to me with images so that I can guide you better.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 55 minutes later
Thanks doc. I have uploaded few photographs. Please suggest..
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can use ciprofloxacin eye drops, but this is prescription drug

Detailed Answer:
Hi... thank you for getting back with the image.

You can use Ciprofloxacin eye drops available as Ciplox eye drops commercially. One drop in each eye 4 times a day for a period of 5 to 7 days.

But this is a prescription drug and you will require a doctor's prescription for it.

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Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
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