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Opening up the Blocked Tear Duct with Home Remedies

Submitted by on September 22, 2011 – 12:05 amNo Comment

The home remedies for opening up blocked tear ducts include the following:

Massage therapy:

Proper massage done by a trained and experience masseur can help in opening up the closed tear ducts. Massage is more effective in opening the closed tear ducts of infants. In case of adults if the blockage is caused by an infection, massage therapy can effectively offer relief from the discomfort. According to medical experts, the region surrounding the blocked tear duct must be massaged several times in a day for getting best results. Before starting the massage therapy, the eye area of the patient and the hands of the masseur must be washed well using a disinfectant and water. This will ensure that the eye don’t get exposed to more germs. While massaging one should use his weakest finger for instance ring finger. You can expect the best results, if the inner part of the eye that is massaged right at the point where it is meeting the nose. Running all the fingers faintly over the nose bone also helps in opening the tear duct.

Warm compress:

Applying warm compress on your affected eye as well as its surrounding regions will soften up your skin, which will eventually open the tear duct. First take a piece of soft cloth or cotton wool and soak it into a bowlful of warm water. If the compress is offered to an infant or a child, make sure that the cloth is not hot to touch. Apply it only if the cloth has cooled down significantly. In adults, you can use slightly warmer cloth; however, check whether the temperature is okay for the patient. Leave the cloth on the affected region for 15-20 minutes. This remedy should be repeated for a minimum of 3 to 4 times within a day.

Cleanse the eye area:

Cleansing the affected tear duct and its surrounding area gently will help in removing the dried tears and stocked up debris from the region. This will help in softening the skin, which in turn will open up the blocked tear duct.

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