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My daughter, 5 months old, has nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Is it recommended to "massage" her nose? In what age surgical intervention is needed?

My daughter, 5 months old, has nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Is it recommended to "massage" her nose? In what age surgical intervention is needed?

General rules: Tear sac compression uses the tip of a finger, rolled from the nose down over the inner corner of the eye. As the kids head grows, the tear duct size increases and at some point debris blocking the duct is pushed out of the way and drainage improves. If the kid is getting constant lid infections or approaches 9 mo without improvement, i sent them to my local eye docs for probing under anesthesia.

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If you get a blocked duct, can you unplug by pressing or massaging it?

If you get a blocked duct, can you unplug by pressing or massaging it?

Yes: and see below: Apply moist heat before nursing (compresses, warm shower or bath, or leaning over a sink full of warm water). A heating pad on a low between feedings, especially during the night can help dissolve the clog.Pain medication if you need it. Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin or tylenol- for pain and fever. Encourage nursing frequently (at least every two hours) and vary the nursing positions so pressure will be varied.

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What can cause a blockage in a sliva duct?

What can cause a blockage in a sliva duct?

Blocked Saliva Duct: A blocked saliva duct is caused by a mucus plug or a stone. Either occurs slowly, over time, and may lead to sudden blocking or plugging of the saliva duct. This will cause sudden swelling of the salivary gland. The two largest salivary glands are located in front of each ear, the parotid salivary gland. Drink plenty of fluids, massage the affected salivary gland, and suck on sour candy.

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How can u rupture a tear duct?

trauma: You cannot rupture a normal tear duct by ordinary activity. It will open only with trauma which cuts into the lid on the inside portion near the nose.

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I have a chronically blocked tear duct?

I have a chronically blocked tear duct?

Often needs surgery: The tear duct is in the corner of the bottom eyelid near the nose and drains tears into the nose. It can be blocked at birth creating watering eyes with discharge, or occur later from other causes. Sometimes that needs surgery to open.

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Do men with gynecomestia have milk ducts?

Do men with gynecomestia have milk ducts?

Yes, but...: All males technically have ducts in their nipples and areola but they are not usually functional. Without the proper hormonal stimulation, the breast tissue and ducts do not develop to the point of milk production. There are situations where male breasts can be stimulated to produce milk. You should see your doctor for advise regarding your particular situation.

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Should i be worried if i'm bleeding from tear duct?

Should i be worried if i'm bleeding from tear duct?

An unusual sign: Bleeding from the tear duct is unusual if there has been no trauma to that area. If you are sure it is coming from the tear duct you should have an eye exam by an ophthalmologist. Calculi (sharp stones) and tumors of the duct can occur are rare but may cause bleeding from the duct.

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How to treat clogged tear duct?

How to treat clogged tear duct?

Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail.

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Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Galactorrhea: Men and women both have "milk ducts, " but a different hormonal environment leads to milk production in women only. Lactation is the true production of milk that occurs during pregnancy when Progesterone levels are high and stimulate maturation of the milk producing glands. Outside this setting, we worry about tumors and hormonal imbalances (prolactin) that lead to galactorrhea (nipple discharge).

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What is invasive ductal carcinoma?

What is invasive ductal carcinoma?

Breast cancer: This is the common locally advanced form of breast cancer that must be treated immediately to maximize your survival chances.

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Can tear duct cyst cause headaches?

Tear Duct Cysts: A blocked tear duct from a sty or chalazion can be helped by applying warm compress 4 times a day. If the tear duct is blocked by something else, you will have to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to, get it evaluated. Any such blockage can result in headaches.

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What is a carcioma of the milk duct?

What is a carcioma of the milk duct?

Intraductal : Carcinoma. Most cancers of the breast arise from the lining of milk ducts. These may remain localized to the ducts for a while before breaking out and invading rest of the breast. Some intraductal carcinomas present as paget disease, due to cancer cells spreading through the ducts to the skin of the nipple and areola.

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How should I duct tape plantar warts?

Carefully: You bascially just want to cut the duct tape so that you cover the warts. You also don;t want the tape to bother you so you can cut it in a shape that is conducive to the anatomical area.

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How do doctors clear a blocked tear duct?

How do doctors clear a blocked tear duct?

Massage or: Canulation. I have seen this in patients treated with various cancers and paclitxel. I refer to an oculoplastic surgeon. I've massaged the duct firmly, and some say that it helps.

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Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Thyroglossal cyst: The cystic cavity may drain its contents to the skin at any time. This in effect may cause it to "shrink" although the cyst itself is still present and the abnormal tissue cavity will likely refill itself. Most of these aren't found until adult life, and most present as infections. This cyst can extend from the tongue down into the neck and must be carefully evaluated and possibly removed.

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How can I get rid of warts with duct tape?

How can I get rid of warts with duct tape?

That is one way: There are many over the counter preparations to try. Your podiatrist will have several options for treatment including topical care or possible excission of the wart.

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Can a thyroglossal duct cyst go by itself?

Can a thyroglossal duct cyst go by itself?

Will not go away: The size and symptoms can vary, but it does not go away.

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What is thyroglossal duct surgery done for?

What is thyroglossal duct surgery done for?

Thyroglossal : This procedure is performed to removed the cyst called thyroglossal. It is removed when it is causing trouble.

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