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Question: My 14 day old baby is suffering from blocked tear duct. Will it open spontaneously with massage or surgery is required?
Answer: No dear no surgery is required. Many healthy young infants can have watery or ''mattery'' eyes. It is normal for parents to wonder if their baby has pinkeye or aneye infection. Actually, the usual cause is a small, blocked tear duct. Fortunately, it is harmless and won't affect ur baby's eyes.
A simple remeedy will fix it. Carefully clean the eyelids using a warm, wet washcloth if tears build up and leave crusts. For infants, you may try gently massaging the area 2 to 3 times a day. Using a clean finger, rub the area from the inside corner of the eye toward the nose. This may help to open the tear duct.
Hope this helps.
Question: What is treatment for blocking tear duct
Answer: Hi dear, massage between eyes and nose area clockwise and Anti clockwise thrice in a day. It vil take tym but vil open up.
Question: My baby girl is 4 months old she has tear duct block what should I do
Actully some times the blocked tear ducts actually clear up completely on their own without any treatment at all.
In the meantime, you can use these simple ways to help clear up blocked tear ducts at home.
Use a warm compress
Every few hours, when the drainage builds up, warm up a clean and soft washcloth or cotton ball with water and gently clean the eye. You can apply gentle pressure to the tear duct and wipe from the inside of the duct to the outside, so you don't wipe anything into the eye.
If both of your baby's eyes are clogged, use a different, clean side of the washcloth or new cotton ball before wiping the other eye.
Apply tear duct massage
To help open the tear duct and empty it out, ask a doctor to demonstrate how to do tear duct massage. Essentially, you can apply gentle pressure between the ducts, alongside of the upper nose to try to help them clear.
You can perform the duct massage up to two times a day, but remember that it's very important to be as gentle as possible