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I had hair dye go in my eye, I rinsed well, it is a little red in the tear duct corner, and a little sore. No vision problems. Will my eye be ok?

I had hair dye go in my eye, I rinsed well, it is a little red in the tear duct corner, and a little sore. No vision problems. Will my eye be ok?

Hair dye in eye: Always read label but rinsing is the right thing to do if redness persists go to yup md I doubt any problems with vision will occur late. ...Read more

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Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Appt time: The baby can have bacterial conjunctivitis, to nasolacrimal obstruction, viral infection--he/she really needs to be seen. As far as lymph nodes the one near the ear is located inferior to the ear not behind it. ...Read more

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Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths?

Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths?

Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac. The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more

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What does a blocked tear duct feel like?

What does a blocked tear duct feel like?

Tearing: Your eye will tear up and sometimes you get goopy discharge. Tears will run down the face. ...Read more

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What is the result of blocked tear duct?

What is the result of blocked tear duct?

Tears don't drain: If a tear duct does not drain, they well up along the edge of the eyelids & skin germs can get in & cause a chronic low grade crustiness or discharge. Sometimes recurrent inflammation of the eyelids will occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

See below: Usually discharge from the affected eye. And there is no redness to the white part of the eye. ...Read more

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How is a blocked tear duct in adults treated?

Surgery!: You can do nothing, or if you want to treat and eliminate the chronic tearing you will need surgery. There are many different techniques to treat. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat a 'blocked tear duct'?

Tearing: You need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist especially one who deals with this all the time. It can be as simple as probing the equivalent of snaking out a blocked pipe like plumber or be as extensive to require exploratory surgery with possible bypass or reconstruction. This is a complex evaluation and can be a sign of other problems causing secondary signs. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blocked tear duct.?

Tearing: A blocked tear duct is most commonly seen in children under the age of 12 months. It typically presents with a watery eye, occasionally with some mucus. Treatment involves massaging the region overlying the duct, mechanically or surgically opening the duct, or simply observing whether it will open on its own. In older individuals, it almost always requires surgery, if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of causes of a blocked tear duct?

Not well developed: Blocked tear duct is quite common in newborn babies, mostly because the duct is still quite small and well-formed yet. Usually after 6 montns or so as the duct enlarge and mature (more well-formed, it drains better and the blockage is resolved. Often, no treatment is needed. Some persistent cases may need a bit of probing to open it up. Hope this makes sense to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

LACRYMAL DUCT BLOCK: Commonly seen in newborns. Tear is produced by lacrymal glands situated at upper, outer part of the eyeball, flows over the eyeballs, then drains through a small opening at the nasal side of the lower eyelid to lacrymal sac, then through lacrymal (tear) duct to the nose. If the duct is blocked, tear accumulates in the sac, gets infected with swelling, redness and drainage of pus when pressed. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tear duct is swollen what should I do?

Warm compress: Try a warm compress and if not resolving see your doctor or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have swollen tear duct for the oast week, what should I do?

The Eyes Have It: If you mean a swelling near your upper or lower lid on the inside, then you should get it examined in person. It could just be a minor problem but more likely if ignored will get infected. The tear duct could be obstructed or inflamed but they rarely resolve on their own. If it's really not the duct but just the lid, it may get better on its own but still, best to have an eye doc see it. ...Read more

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I have a damaged tear duct and I need more information on treatment?

I have a damaged tear duct and I need more information on treatment?

Sub-specialist: There are ophthalmologists who this is their area of expertise. In palm beach, florida that would be dr. M.Patipa. I've referred patients whose facial cancers have wrecked havoc on the periorbital (eye)region that this dr has done wonders to repair. ...Read more

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Treatment for a tear duct tumor?

See below: Get the tumor excised surgically. See an opthalmologist who specializes in occulolastics. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

A few things to try: First, a blocked tear system usually leads to tearing with no other significant symptoms. If there is pain or redness at the inside corner of the eye, or discharge, there could be infection, and this should be treated promptly. A blocked tear duct otherwise might respond to using warm compresses to the inside corner of the eye, taking oral decongestants, and using decongestant eye drops (otc). ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a 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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Which treatments for blocked tear duct are most effective?

Massage & Patience: Your pediatrician will show how to massage the nasolacrimal duct. The area to massage is on the side of the "nasal bridge." you can massage the are 3 times per day for 30 seconds each time. It is not very clear how effective massaging is but 90% of these blocked tear ducts resolve by 6 month of age, sometimes even without massaging! ...Read more

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Please tell me some ways to get rid of a blocked tear duct?

Please tell me some ways to get rid of a blocked tear duct?

BLOCKED TEAR DUCT: Usually seen in the newborn. (you didn't mention age).
Gentle massage of the nasal side of the lower eyelid with little finger in rolling motion for 30 seconds, 4-6 times daily to empty the lacrymal sac. Then clean the mucous with a gauge. If no good result, check with the doctor. ...Read more

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How long does morning crusting associated with blocked tear duct last?

If it's still there: ...After 6-9 months, tell your doctor, it might be time for a more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a blocked tear duct and a stye in the lid?

What's the difference between a blocked tear duct and a stye in the lid?

Location mainly: 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. A stye is a blocked, and usually infected gland in he eyelid at the base f an eyelash. Can often be treated with compresses and antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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How long does increased tearing associated with blocked tear duct last?

How long does increased tearing associated with blocked tear duct last?

As long as block is+: As long as the bloch is there, there is increased tearing otherwise called crocodile tears or ephiphora in medical term as there is tearing without emotional element causing it. Surgery consultation and options suggested by the eye surgeon are the solutions. ...Read more

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Can a blocked tear duct also hurt, I've looked and I'm not seeing anything that looks like a pimple?

Tear duct: Should be tearing unilaterally. Area medial to eye can be tender and swollen. Apply warm compresses. See ophthalmology if sx persist. ...Read more

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How come when I pinch my nose and blow out through my nose; air and other stuff come out of my tear duct?

Anatomy: Because the tear ducts drain directly into the nasal cavity. If you are blocking up the normal channels for air to move there can be back up into the ducts such as the tear ducts. This is absolutely normal. ...Read more

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What to due to relieve my 6month olds chapped face due to the tears running out the side from a clogged tear duct?

Sometimes probing: Most children outgrow blockage of tear duct by 1 year of age. Blocked tear ducts occur in about 6 out of 100 newborns. Sometimes massaging tear duct helps to open it. Usually, the first symptom of a blocked tear duct is excessive tearing, ranging from a wet appearance of the eye to tears running down the cheek. If the duct remains blocked after the baby is 6 months to about 1 year old, a probing proc. ...Read more

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When I use sinus rinse bottle, the water often comes out my left tear duct. Is this normal? Anything to be concerned about?

Your tear duct: Or lacrimal duct communicates with sinus. You probably should irrigate more gently when this happens, but this is a normal communication. ...Read more

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I have a bump nearly on my tear duct that looks like a sty - it does not hurt at all, what is this? It has been around for about 3 months now.

Tricky: Cannot give information on your specific situation without seeing you (consider our video service). And, tear ducts can get blocked Or if it is above and NOT connected to the duct, cholesterol deposits frequiently occur there and are an indication to get tested and likely treated. ...Read more