What Are Eye Boogers?

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Allergy Conjunctivitis

Unlike bacterial and viral conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis caused by allergies isn't contagious. The conjunctiva has an immune response to irritants such as pollen, dust and dander. This causes the eye to feel inflamed and turn red.

It may also cause itchy eyes and a sensation of grit on the eyeballs. Eye boogers may be white and sticky. Other symptoms include sneezing, swollen lids and a sudden onset of congestion. Eye drops and allergy medication may be used to manage the symptoms.2Anthony, Kiara. ‘White Eye Discharge: Causes, Treatment, and More.’ Healthline, www.healthline.com/health/white-eye-discharge#

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