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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?

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?

Possible infection: She may have a blocked tear duct, but may now have an infection in her conjunctiva. She needs to be seen by her doctor to determine what needs to be done. ...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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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?

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?

Tear duct massage: Consult your doctor or eye doctor to show you how to massage the tear duct so that it might open on its own. Surgery will be needed if not opened by a year. ...Read more

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How can u rupture a tear duct?

How can u rupture a tear duct?

trauma: You cannot rupture a normal tear duct by ordinary activity. It will open only with trauma which cuts into the lid on the inside portion near the nose. ...Read more

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How do you treat a blocked tear duct?

See below: Dacryostenosis, clogged tear duct, is usually managed by gentle massages over tear duct. Most of clogged ducts open before 6 months of age. ...Read more

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What can be done for blocked tear duct?

Massage over NL duct: Gentle massage over nasolacrimal duct (tear duct), 3-4 times a day faithfully, will generally uncloggs tear duct. In case obstruction persists over 6 months, infants should be referred to ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do I clean out a blocked tear duct?

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

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I have a chronically blocked tear duct?

I have a chronically 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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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?

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 can I do to fix a blocked tear duct?

Probe duct: A ophthalmologist can thread a wire down the duct & push out an obstruction. ...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