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Clogged tear duct ?

Hey ladies, who's LO has had a clogged tear duct? What'd you do for it? And how long until it got better?
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Re: Clogged tear duct ?

  • Ours did when he was a few days old. Wipe the eye with a damp washcloth, starting in the corner at the tear duct. Ours cleared up in a couple of days.

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  • image gnomemom:
    Ours did when he was a few days old. Wipe the eye with a damp washcloth, starting in the corner at the tear duct. Ours cleared up in a couple of days.

    Exactly what she said. A friend of mine's daughter also had it in both eyes. One has cleared up at 6 months and one still hasn't and if it doesn't she will need surgery but usually they clear up on their own using the wiping method. 

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  • LO's clogged duct cleared up after a few weeks. We used a warm, damp cloth to wipe the goop away, and gently massaged the interior corner of the eye (from the corner away and down toward the nose) at every diaper change. I also put a few drops of breast milk in the corner of her eye daily. 
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  • If you breastfeeding put some breast milk on a washcloth and wipe the eye.
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  • DD has a clogged tear duct. We're wiping away the drainage with a warm, damp cloth and massaging at the inner corner of her eye. It hasn't cleared up yet. Some days it looks better, some days it looks worse.
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  • image edilo:
    LO's clogged duct cleared up after a few weeks. We used a warm, damp cloth to wipe the goop away, and gently massaged the interior corner of the eye (from the corner away and down toward the nose) at every diaper change. I also put a few drops of breast milk in the corner of her eye daily. 

    this is what my pedi told me to do with my little one and it really helped! 


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  • DD did. I did a couple different things. Most of the time I used cotton balls dipped in warm water (boiled first). I went from the middle to the inside corner then middle to outside corner (this was when it was really goopy like covered whole eye goopy). Sometimes instead I used breast milk on the cotton ball.
    It was all cleared up around 5 weeks.

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  • Ditto breast milk. It has anti bacterial qualities that really work to clear it out. Yeah, it seems weird to squirt BM in your baby's eye, but it works :)
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  • LO had what we thought was a clogged duct starting at 1.5 weeks... Pedi said to do the warm water wipe but to watch it.. When we went for our 1 month checkup he prescribed an antibiotic to rule out conjunctivitis... Needless to say it cleared up with the meds to it wasn't actually a clogged duct

     

       

  • image kleigh926:
    DD has a clogged tear duct. We're wiping away the drainage with a warm, damp cloth and massaging at the inner corner of her eye. It hasn't cleared up yet. Some days it looks better, some days it looks worse.

    same here. My son is 3 months and it hasn't cleared up yet.  

  • Massage with a warm washcloth. Took about 2 weeks to clear up.
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  • My LO is 4 months today and struggled with what we thought was tear ducts. We used a warm wash cloth to clean them, and it helps if you express the puss. Use your pinky finger and start at the bridge of the nose and press inward, after a few strokes you should get some puss out. One cleared up when I squeezed a few drops of breast milk into it. (Breast milk has antibiotic principles). It then seemed to be in the other eye. I finally took her in because it seemed like she may be getting pink eye. They gave her some antibiotics, and after 2 drops her eye cleared up right away. So just because they say it is clogged ducts, it may be an infection. So make sure you ask about that. Now she has no problems.
  • image MGC1213:
    If you breastfeeding put some breast milk on a washcloth and wipe the eye.


    This!

    My LO had what seemed as a cold in her eye at 6 weeks. I put breast milk in her eye for 1 day and it cleared up.
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