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Can pink eye drops help clogged tear ducts?

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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Discharge (Definition)

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


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Will pink eye make a tear duct swollen?

Will pink eye make a tear duct swollen?

Possible connection: Yes, infact it may be the other way around. A nasolacrimal duct infection can cause pink eye especially in the medial angle(towards the nose). ...Read more

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Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

NO: infection, inflammation. anatomical issues, nursing mothers, poorly fitting bras etc- you must be examined and if needed, imaged. ...Read more

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Can tear duct cyst cause headaches?

Tear Duct Cysts: A blocked tear duct from a sty or chalazion can be helped by applying warm compress 4 times a day. If the tear duct is blocked by something else, you will have to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to, get it evaluated. Any such blockage can result in headaches. ...Read more

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How long does eye redness associated with blocked tear duct last?

How long does eye redness associated with blocked tear duct last?

Depends: It will persist until the underlying issues is treated and resolved. ...Read more

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Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Possibly: If the blocked tear duct results in tearing down your cheek, you may need surgery. If the blocked tear duct results in infections, you may need surgery. See eye doctor forst and will probably recommend an antibiotic drop and warm compresses to see if it opens. Then might try to squirt water into the duct in the office to see if actually blocked. ...Read more

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How do doctors clear a blocked tear duct?

Massage or: Canulation. I have seen this in patients treated with various cancers and paclitxel. I refer to an oculoplastic surgeon. I've massaged the duct firmly, and some say that it helps. ...Read more

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Is fleshy greenish yellow vaginal discharge a symptom of ovarian cysts ?

Is fleshy greenish yellow vaginal discharge a symptom of ovarian cysts ?

No: You can have discharge with a cyst but that is not the way to diagnose a cyst- a pelvic ultrasound will diagnose a cyst so see your gyn or a gyn or go to the er if you are in pain and do not have a gyn. ...Read more

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Discharge from nipple? Watery, whitish

Discharge from nipple? Watery, whitish

Milk: Your breasts naturally produce milk. This is normal. Hormonal changes can sometimes make you produce more or less fluid from your nipples. ...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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Does your hymen tear from getting a vaginal ultrasound?

Does your hymen tear from getting a vaginal ultrasound?

Unlikely: The normal hymen is a circle of elastic tissue around the vagina opening, like a stretchy bracelet or collar. It's not a solid layer of skin except for the rare condition of imperforate hymen where there's no opening and no way for menstrual blood to leave the body. A normal hymen stretches and doesn't usually tear during a vaginal ultrasound ...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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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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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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Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

It can be: This procedure will increase the delivery of bile to your intestine. It should improve with time. ...Read more

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Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?

Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?

Ache: Is it near this site.? The eye lids have an opening called punctuate to allow tear to drain. The tear go though canalicua then to the laccimal sack. This has an opening where the tears drain under the inferior turbinate in the nose. A blocked tear duct is usually not painful unless infected. Have this examined! ...Read more

Duct (Definition)

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