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Itchy Tear Duct
Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?
Allergen: Tears drain anything in the eye through a drain near the inside corner. Irritating substances can be concentrated in this area. If the vision is not disturbed and there is no pus or pain, you can try over the counter anti-allergic eyedrops to improve this along with eye cleaning. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Rubbed eye felt like something was in it. Next morning tear duct is swollen itchy hurts. Rinsed it&put patch on it. Feels better with patch. What to do?
Tear duct itches: 55 F Rubbed eye felt like something was in it. Next morning tear duct is swollen itchy hurts. Rinsed it&put patch on it. Feels better with patch. What to do? ANS: I would have your health care team look at it. Without examining it and no pictures cannot really help. ...Read more
Have a dark spot in the corner of my eye on the soft pink tissue near the tear duct. I noticed this the first time this morning. Its now very itchy l?
Dark area: You need to see an ophthalmologist to identify and treat the dark lesion. ...Read more
Depends: If in a child you can keep it clean and use massage against the nose to help it open. If in an adult, you need an ophthalmologist to determine whether the block is in the upper or lower system with different treatment for each. You cannot clean it out yourself but can massage to clear out accumulated debris until you get it medically fixed. ...Read more
Drops or surgery: In infants it will sometimes resolve spontaneously. In adults it may resolve with antibiotic drops but may require an office procedure like flushing the duct or may require a surgical procedure called a dacryocystorhinostomy (dcr). A true duct obstruction in an adult will not go away spontaneously and can lead to a serious infection of the soft tissues around the eye that can spread to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer