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    Default Blocked tear duct.

    My LO has had a blocked tear duct since he was born. He is 6 months now. He has had 4 episodes of conjunctivits in 3 months, regardless of how many times we have cleaned his eye. I have been cleaning them every 2 hours and gunk still comes out of them plus the water in his eye just keeps overflowing and running down the side of his face.
    His doctor has mentioned that if he does not grow out of this ( which he said he should have by now ) he will be refering us to the hospital to have an operation. I believe they probe it and open the tear duct to get the tears flowing etc???

    We have tired everything to help out LO. A special massage to try and get it flowing, drops, creams, warm salty water.. NOTHING is working. At the moment he has an infection in his eye so we have been very careful and cleaning his eye alot.

    Has anyone's bub had the operation? If so what happens?
    And if you didnt have the op did it clear up?

    Does anyone have any advice? Im at a loss ..

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    Bump for morning crowd.

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    We only had a few brief episodes of this - nothing as severe as what you've described. Lots of hugs for you and your little one.

    I would apply breastmilk to the eye if you are BFing.

    Hope some others can give you more advice.

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    Subscribing because my 4.5 month old girl has the same thing.

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    Are you breastfeeding or know anyone who is? My little guy had this and about a month in of salty wipes and no result, I spent a whole day dropping boob milk into his eye, it was fixed by 4 oclock that afternoon. I use it now when ever I see a bit of goop.

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    Thanks so much for the replies!! I breastfed for 6 weeks and everyday would drop some into his eye, 3-4 drops a day and it still blocked and ikky

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    We're going through this with DS, who's 9wks old. My GP said her son had blocked tear ducts and even though she told us to use chloro-whatever-it-is drops (I actually found the ointment worked better) whenever his eye discharge looked green, she said he'd probably continue to suffer from it until he was about 6m old, when babies tend to outgrow it. She said it's more of a nuisance than a health problem.

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    My DD had this, and around 6-7 months she had a big cry, and it must have unblocked and her eye became normal.. I'd wait a bit longer.

    Keep wiping away the stuff that comes out. Keep away from the eyedrops (chlorosig) or something I think? cos it's damaging if you use it too often, and the chemist don't often tell you this.

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    Thanks so much for the replies! Our doc gave him cream a week ago and to only use it for 3 days, if that didnt work he was refering us to the hospital to see a specialist about the surgery. He is 6 and half months and every day wakes up with his eye stuck together shut. And its now starting to bother him so its no fun at all.

    If anyone else any advice or been through this please reply! x ox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovable View Post
    My DD had this, and around 6-7 months she had a big cry, and it must have unblocked and her eye became normal.. I'd wait a bit longer.

    Keep wiping away the stuff that comes out. Keep away from the eyedrops (chlorosig) or something I think? cos it's damaging if you use it too often, and the chemist don't often tell you this.
    Thankyou! Yes, our doctor gave us the drops and said to only use them for 3 days, then discontinute, he then gave us cream and told us the same. Both havent worked. He has been on antibiotics for infections in his eye. His culture came back fine ( even though he has LOTS of gunk ) so the infection has been treated. My brother had the same problem with his eye and had the operation when he was a baby and hasnt had an infection since. I believe bubs with blocked tear ducts are more prone to infections?


 

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