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Your Pus - Colored Eye Discharge May Also be Known as:
Eye pus
Purulent eye discharge
Pus coming from eye
Yellow stuff coming from eye

Top 2 Pus - Colored Eye Discharge Causes

  1. 1.Bacterial Conjunctivitis

    Bacterial conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye problems. It occurs from an infection of the whites of the eye.

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic within the next 24 hours. The physician will examine the eye. Often, antibiotic eye-drops are prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, eye redness, eye itch, eye redness, watery eye discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Viral Conjunctivitis

    Pink eye conjunctivitis is an infection of the whites of the eyes by a virus. It is extremely infectious and can spread from person-to-person easily.

    You do not need treatment. Viral conjunctivitis does not require any antibiotics. What you can do is have a clean cloth soaked in warm water held up to the eyes to soothe the itching. Some people get relief from over the counter medicines. If your symptoms do not start getting better within a week, seek advice from your primary care physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    eye redness, eye itch, sensitivity to light, watery eye discharge, feeling of something in the eye
    Symptoms that always occur with viral conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pus - Colored Eye Discharge

  • Q.Has your eye discharge been getting better or worse?
  • Q.How much discharge is coming out of your eye?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been around anyone with the same symptoms, possibly exposing yourself to an infection?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our pus-colored eye discharge symptom checker.

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Pus - Colored Eye Discharge Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pus-colored eye discharge have also experienced:

    • 6% Sore Throat
    • 6% Cough
    • 5% Fever
  • People who have experienced pus-colored eye discharge had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Week
    • 34% Less Than a Day
    • 14% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced pus-colored eye discharge were most often matched with:

    • 10% Bacterial Conjunctivitis
    • 10% Viral Conjunctivitis

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