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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Clogged Tear Duct

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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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Any home remedies for sore clogged milk ducts other than warm compress?

Any home remedies for sore clogged milk ducts other than warm compress?

Cabbage leaves: have been commonly recommended to help ease the discomfort of engorgement and early mastitis. They are cooled and placed against the skin inside of a bra or snug shirt for up to 2 hours. Comfrey, Calendula, Rosemary, Dandelion and Marshmallow root applied as a poultice/compress for 5-10 minutes may also help. ...Read more

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Any body know remedy for blocked tear duct?

Any body know remedy for blocked tear duct?

Depends on situation: This is common in newborns & given some time and growth the blockage can clear on its own as the duct becomes larger.If still blocked at 6m & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple measure involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye over the tear sac which may push any blockage down the duct. ...Read more

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Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Sebaceous cysts can: easily be removed by your doc. It's quick and easy. If he/she takes out the sack it won't refill and come back. If it is simply lanced it can refill and thus return. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for blocked tear ducts?

Are there any good treatments for blocked tear ducts?

Very: In most children with dacryostenosis, or a clogged tear duct, no treatment or surgery is necessary. Most cases will resolve on their own. Warm compresses daily, duct massage, and treatment of superinfection is often all that is needed. However, in the small percentage of babies who require surgery or stenting, the prognosis is excellent, and treatment is effective. ...Read more

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Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Try this: If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in hopefully stimulating salivary flow and alleviating whatever obstruction is causing problems with the gland. Anything more than just a mild irritation, though, should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for an inflamed salivary gland?

Are there any home remedy for an inflamed salivary gland?

Home remedy: Try warm salt water rinses,or antiseptic rinses like chlorhexedien rinses OTC , it might work for the sublingual gland but if the inside of the cheek ones might get parotid gland infected ,if that persists see a doctor or a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Can there be good eye drops to use for permanently, blocked tear ducts?

Can there be good eye drops to use for permanently, blocked tear ducts?

No: You probably need surgery to relieve the obstruction. Drops do not help at this stage. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for a clogged nose?

What's the best home remedy for a clogged nose?

Nasal irrigation: Use inhaled steam even off of soup, hot tea or coffee. Some people use nettie pots or ocean spray -salt water solutions.Also try a hot shower or bath or even a sauna. ...Read more

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Blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears, what to do?

Blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears, what to do?

Blocked tear duct: Your doctor can show you how to massage your tear ducts in the hope that they will open. If massage doesn't work an eye doctor can do a simple procedure to open them ...Read more

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Home remedies for an infected pimple ?

Home remedies for an infected pimple ?

Hot soaks: Do not squeeze this. That could be very dangerous. Use a very warm cloth on the pimple for 15 minutes several times a day until it come to a head and drains. Do not place pressure on it since you may force bacteria back into the the underlying tissues and make things much worse. ...Read more

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What is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?

What is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?

Massage eyelid: Artificial tears will not help. Gentle massage of the inner corner of the lower eyelid may open the duct. Probing of the tear duct by an ophthalmologist may be needed. ...Read more

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Which treatments for blocked tear duct are most effective?

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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What can I do for a chronic blocked tear duct besides surgery?

Tear sac massage: If you roll the tip of your finger over the inner corner of the eye, nose to cheek, this presses on the tear sac located just beneath the skin. Over time this can push enough water pressure through the tear duct to clear small amounts of debris that clog it. If a kid stays blocked past a year of age the probing under anesthesia can push the blockage out & eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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Can pink eye drops help clogged tear ducts?

Depends on the cause: There are different parts of the eye that many people call "tear ducts" but may not be the actual tear duct. The tear duct, which drains your tears, can get blocked for reasons that are generally not helped by eye drops. A clogged tear duct usually has to be probed or even have surgery to unclog it. If you are referring to the pores that line the lids that can get clogged, abx can help. ...Read more

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What's a good remedy for dryness in eyes or tear glands?

Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine i advise against. In mild dry eye, i usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my ear is plugged up ; any home remedies out there?

Could use your help docs! my ear is plugged up ; any home remedies out there?

Unclog the nose: Since we don't know the cause for the clogged ears, you may try using something like a nasal decongestant spray for no more than 5 days to see if this helps. If not , consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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What home remedy can I use for a dry inflamed nose?

What home remedy can I use for a dry inflamed nose?

Salt water rinse: Saline (salt water) nasal spray/rinse/neti pot can be very helpful for nasal irritations and congestion. After you moisten and rinse your nasal passages it may be helpful to apply ointment inside the noise to protect the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

Mentholatum: Consider Vicks vaporub to chest. It has natural menthal smell in petroleum base. It causes decreased swelling in nasal passages and can decrease cough irritation also. This would be good for a cold virus. However if allergic rhinitis "allergies" consider keep windows in home and car closed, avoid pets in home, no cigarette smoking in home, and hepa filter and vacuum with hepa filter. ...Read more

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