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Mucus in the Eyes
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Mucus in the Eyes

Though it may come about for absolutely no reason, mucus in the eyes can be nonetheless annoying. Whether you get this mucus simply upon rising in the morning, or as a result of something else you may want to work at getting rid of it as it can be unsightly and can make vision blurred at times.

Mucus in the eyes may develop as a result of pink eye, allergies, sinus problems, or other eye infection. This may also be an indication of something more serious, or may be associated with an infection that needs eye drops or some other treatment.

If mucus in the eyes becomes a recurring problem or if it seems to be impairing simple vision, then you may want to seek medical attention. If this happens every once in awhile, it may not indicate a problem, but if it appears frequently or is rather intense, then a doctor may need to provide a proper diagnosis.

Seeing a doctor is important to ensure there is no effect on your eyesight and no further medical problems that need attention. Oftentimes a doctor may provide prescription medication or eye drops that may help ease the symptoms and restore your vision.

Home Remedies for Mucus in the Eyes

In addition to the treatment plan your doctor recommends, it can help to utilize home remedies.

Manuka Honey and Water for Pink Eye

The combination of manuka honey or regular honey if you don't have the manuka and distilled water can be helpful as a home remedy for pink eye and other related eye infections.

Mixing the two together and then applying gently to the eyes can help get the mucus out and may even help to zero in on the problem that is causing it as well.

This should be used the first time mucus appears to be sure it gets rid of it and gets to the root of the problem quickly.

  • 2 cups boiled water
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

Mix the honey into the hot water, let cool. Use an dropper to apply a few drops to eyes. You could also use a cotton round with the mixture on it as a compress.

Honey has many healing properties and manuka honey has four times that of regular honey. If you go for the manuka honey, be sure to purchase from a local health food store for a good quality product, you'll pay more but it'll be worth it. If you are allergic to bees, consult your physician.

Chamomile or Calendula Tea

If you have mucus in the eyes and are not sure what the underlying problem is, you may want to try an eye compress using chamomile or calendula tea bags. Chamomile helps reduce inflammation and calendula can help soothe inflamed and sore eyes.

Boil 2 cups water then brew 2 teabags for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let them cool then place them over your eyes for about 15 minutes, you’ll want to sit back a little so the bags stay in place. Keep a towel with you so you can wipe any drips away. If you like, you can drink the tea.

You may also want to consult your doctor, he should be able to determine why you have mucus in your eyes.

Warm Compress

Sometimes when you wake up in the morning or from a nap, you may have mucus in your eyes, it could be soft or it may be hard. If you experience this type of discharge, it's easy to clean and refresh your eyes.

Simply get a clean washcloth and dampen with warm water. Apply the warm compress to the eyes and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes. As you take the compress away, gently wipe your eyes.

If necessary, repeat the process.

 
 

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