My 3 1/2 mo old has a blocked tear duct. It's worse some days, better others. For those worse days, what signs mean he might need to see the doctor?
Dacrocystitis. Lacrimal duct stenosis is a benign condition and very common. Simply, the tear duct hole is not big enough to drain well yet. On occasion, this blockage goes beyond the usual tearing and scant discharge to develop into an inflamed, swollen and tender duct with redness overlying the area. This is dacrocystitis and requires a doctor's visit.