How to Cure Blocked Tear Duct in Infants – Blocked Tear Duct Symptoms

discharge from baby eyeMy son had a blocked tear duct. It always looked goopy and gross.  Today I’m going to share how I cured my 6-month-old babies clogged tear duct.

Blocked tear duct in infants can be a nuisance, thankfully it is rarely a cause for concern. Learn the common blocked tear duct symptoms in infants. Now you can safely eliminate those symptoms at home.

Blocked Tear Duct Symptoms in Infants

Block tear ducts are common in infants and usually go away on their own by the time the infant is one. Here are the common symptoms:

  • A yellow mucus discharge coming from the eye
  • Eye may tear more
  • Baby may get crusty eyelashes

NOTE: My baby had no redness in his eye, only tearing and mucus discharge. That helped me to rule out pink eye.

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Super Easy Way to Unclog Tear Duct

So before running to the Dr. I decided to try to unclog the tear duct. I figured I would give it a few days and see what progress I made. I’m glad I did.

I very gently rubbed the tear duct several times a day (I did it every time I changed his diaper). The tear duct is the edge of the eye closest to your nose. I am happy to report after 24 hours the discharge was almost gone. 48 hours later it was completely gone. It was gone for good!

I felt this was a very safe thing for me to do at home and I’m glad I did. It was so easy – required no trip to the doctor – and no more discharge.

If your little one has a clogged tear duct give it a try. Hop
efully it will save you a trip to the Dr. like it did to me. If it has not cleared it up or made a difference in a few days I would go to the doctor to have it checked.

Let me know how your babies clogged tear duct has improved – Comment below!

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Learn how to cure a blocked tear duct in infants. It's a simple and effective solution that is pain-free for baby (and Mom too).

7 thoughts on “How to Cure Blocked Tear Duct in Infants – Blocked Tear Duct Symptoms

  1. Jonathan

    Hi Shannon, I have seen this before in other babies. Luckily haven’t seen mine get it. At least I know what to do if this were to ever happen to them. Also, if I see someone else’s babies I can make this recommendation to them. This is safe enough to do at home and save anyone an annoying trip to the doctors. Does this only happen in infants? And I wonder, what makes this happen? Thanks for the helpful article.

  2. Angie Cameron

    Wow. Such a simple little procedure worked. It is always the simple methods that work. It is great information for those moms who have little ones. My little one is now 17 years old. Wonderful information and post. Lovely layout.


  3. Angie

    I really enjoyed your post. Shannon, you gave such a simple little technique to clear your baby’s eye duct without having to go to the doctor. Rubbing your baby’s eye duct close to your baby’s nose rid the child of a clogged eye duct. Simple is always the best. Your way of addressing this wasn’t invasive. There was also no stress of having to take your baby out to the doctor. I really enjoyed your post as it was very informative.


  4. Teresa

    My older son had a blocked tear duct when he was an infant. It’s kind of scary, you’re looking at your baby and their eye is getting swollen and goopy. So we took him to the doctor and the doctor was actually rubbing his eye and suggested we do the same (as you did) and then he said, “I think I got it…” which made me think that he actually released whatever was blocking the tear duct. In any case, we noticed my son’s eye clearing up the next day and he never had any more problems. If it happened to my second son, I would have known what to do but you know how it goes when you’re a first time parent!

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