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help please

my daughter has some weird mucusy stuff coming out of her eye it started today its not bothering her at all. i looked up pink eye and had to stop reading because it said stuff about menangitis and i got freaked out. so can anyone tell me what could be causing this im taking her to the doc tomorrow but want to know if any of you have any idea of what it could be....also the other day she was running into the kitchen and i didnt see her and i scratched her eye....could that be causing it????????????? just looking for some helpful advice till tomorrow. thanks in advance...

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Kids' Health

Answers (7)
  • could just be an eye infection(sorry for the "just", but compared to what youve been reading) could be a cold, probably nothing at all serious

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Not sure the age of your daughter, but it could also be a blocked tear duct. Usually kids that get blocked tear ducts are on the younger side.

    She could also just have pink eye. A lot of kids get pink eye.

    Answer by TessLouise at 8:10 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • shes two and what if it is pink eye like what do they do let it run its course? antibiotics?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Sounds like pinkeye or an eye infection. Pinkeye really is no big deal except that it's VERY contagious....been there done that!

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:14 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • pinkeye is normally really itchy too, and will get crusty overnight (my 6 year old has it at least 2times a year *sigh*)

    it definitely could be a blocked tear duct. my youngest had blocked ducts for her first 18months - constant gooey gross eyes that just weeped.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 8:44 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Could be pink eye, a cold, clogged tear duct. Pink eye is a normal thing although it is highly contagious and must be treated with antibiotics.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • I would think pink eye or a clogged duct too. Is the whites of the eyes bloodshot? That would probably mean pink eye. Pink eye really isn't that bad and is very contagious and very common.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

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