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Dacryocystogram Nasolacrimal Duct
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opthalmologist first: I would first contact your ophthalmologist if you have one. If you have an otolaryngologist with whom you are familiar, i would ask their advice as well. This should be a straightforward evaluation. Surgery can be extensive depending on the findings of the evaluation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer