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my one year old has drainage coming from her eyes

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Dr. Suma Parinam

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Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: my one year old has drainage coming from her eyes and are matted shut when she sleeps. there also really red but she doesn't seem like they itch.what should Ido
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my one year old has drainage coming from her eyes and are matted shut when she sleeps. there also really red but she doesn't seem like they itch.what should Ido
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Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Massage from nose towards the angle of eye

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is common because of smaller nasolacrimal duct in infants. So narrow ducts would be easily obstructed with debris.
What I suggest is to massage with tips of fingers from the nose upwards to the angle of eyes, this will helps to clear the obstruction.
Do it five to six times a day or whenever you feed her.
If this does not help please see the child specialist.

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