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How do I clean out a blocked tear duct?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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