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Old 08-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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Re: blocked tear duct in a 6 mth old..what to do?

Do you massage the tear duct every day? That can help it resolve on its own - at least, it did for both my kids.

If not, here's how it works:

At the inner corner of the eye, there's a tiny "bump" - you can feel it. From that point, massage gently down and inward toward the nose five or six strokes, several times a day (maybe right before/after feeding, or diaper changes, and at bath time - just wash your hands first). The pressure of the massage can help open the duct.

It doesn't work for all babies, but it won't hurt to try it.
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