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Tear Duct Discharge
My 6 week old daughter's eye has been red around the outside and watering. Now there is a green discharge? Is it infected, just a blocked tear duct?
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
I think my 2 month old has a blocked tear duct. Her right eye only has a red eyelid and is tearing up a lot with some discharge. Eye itself not red?
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