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Clogged tear duct in the eye after birth: treatment

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My son was a few months old when he started getting greenish yellow discharge in the corners of his eye or he would wake up with a crusty eye . After taking him to the dr we started massaging his eye in a gentle circular motion from the inside of the eye up and around the eyebrow and back down to the top inside of his eye . Also warm compresses and on occasionally we would use the ointment the dr gave us if it got really bad .


Our sweet little man had one clogged tear duct when he was born.. we really didn't notice it until the week or so after he was born.. suddenly he would wake up with goo or discharge in the one corner of his eye.. it never got red, but got quite gunkie

we made sure to keep his eye free and clear of discharge with a sterile cotton ball.. a simple wiping motion from the inner corner to the outside of the eye. slow and steady :) then.. once clean and YOUR hands are clean.. we would gently massage the TINY area between his inner eye and nose.. the area where his little duct would be.

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