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Old 05-14-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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I was rubbing my eye as I do everyday since something was planted that I am allergic to. Suddenly it felt ODD, and looking in the mirror, there is what looks sort of like mucus in the corner of my eye. Not the corner next to my nose, if that makes a difference.

It's a substance that looks like mucus, but doesn't behave like mucus. It doesn't leak out or come out. Internet seems to say it could be pink eye or one of a couple other things causing inflammation.

There is nothing 'pink' about it, if that means anything. It's no longer itchy since the zyrtec kicked in.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:33 PM
 
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I'm just going to say the obvious: Stop rubbing your eye.

There are a number of different types of conjunctivitis. I had the bacterial type last fall and it was no fun whatsoever. Went to urgent care and got a script for an antibiotic ointment. It started clearing up in a few days but I had blisters around my upper eyelid. Some of that area is still tender.

I got it from stupidly rubbing my eye.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:50 AM
 
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It's hard not to when it's super itchy from an allergen! I've started just gently doing so with a kleenex when the itch is really bad since this inflammation started, though.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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Of course it's hard not to. That's what's annoying about pink eye. But if that's what you have, it's just going to make it last longer.

Sorry.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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Go to a doctor. If its pink eye you will need eye drops. Pink Eye is very contagious. It may also be a virus. I had all the symptoms of pink eye once and found out by going to an ophthalmologist that it was something entirely different and he gave me a different medication.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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Of course it's hard not to. That's what's annoying about pink eye. But if that's what you have, it's just going to make it last longer.

Sorry.
Oh, I get that. I thought you meant before, when I just had allergy irritation.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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Go to a doctor. If its pink eye you will need eye drops. Pink Eye is very contagious. It may also be a virus. I had all the symptoms of pink eye once and found out by going to an ophthalmologist that it was something entirely different and he gave me a different medication.
Thanks, I was going to make an appointment if it wasn't better today. The mucus looking thing receded and tonight all I feel is the normal amount of allergy irritation, which I am leaving alone, except to gently rub with a kleenex every now and then.

I think I irritated it by rubbing it like crazy yesterday. Lesson learned.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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Thanks, I was going to make an appointment if it wasn't better today. The mucus looking thing receded and tonight all I feel is the normal amount of allergy irritation, which I am leaving alone, except to gently rub with a kleenex every now and then.

I think I irritated it by rubbing it like crazy yesterday. Lesson learned.
You can get some allergy eye drops in the store that help with the itching.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:52 PM
 
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You can get some allergy eye drops in the store that help with the itching.
Thanks. I will get some! The store is going to have 20 kinds. Am I looking for Natural Tears?
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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Oh, I see. Antihistamine drops. https://www.google.com/search?q=drop...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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