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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. ...Read more

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Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


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Nasolacrimal duct blockage surgery for adults, which doctor ENT or eye surgeon?

Nasolacrimal duct blockage surgery for adults, which doctor ENT or eye surgeon?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are biliary ducts considered a part of the liver?

Are biliary ducts considered a part of the liver?

Yes: There are bile ducts both inside and outside the liver that drain the bile from the liver to the intestines. ...Read more