FAQ - Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
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How do you know if your milk duct is clogged?

My left breast isn't producing a lot of milk compared to my right. Could it be my milk duct? How do you know?

Ducts become plugged when milk fails to drain completely. This can happen because of a poorly fitted nursing bra, incomplete or skipped feedings, an inadequate pump, an illness such as a cold, stress brought on by the holidays or work, or simply out of the blue. Left untreated, a plugged duct can evolve into a full-blown breast infection known as mastitis, so don't ignore the symptoms.

What should I do?
Nurse, nurse, nurse! Frequent nursing is crucial to completely empty the breast, for comfort and to reduce inflammation.

Experts also recommend that you massage the sore area frequently and firmly, starting at the top of the breast and working your way toward the nipple. Applying warm compresses before nursing can help empty the breast.

Vary your nursing position. For example, if you use the cradle hold, try the football hold or nurse lying down. Also, many women swear by this trick: Position the baby at your breast with his chin pointed toward the sore spot. This directs suction at the plugged duct and seems to promote healing.

Some women also report success using herbal remedies such as echinacea, lecithin, and vitamin C. Taking ibuprofen may help relieve pain and inflammation, but ask your doctor first.

Next to nursing, the most important thing is rest. This may seem difficult or impossible with a baby to care for, especially if you have other children, but it's an important element of recovery. To get a bit more shut-eye, consider keeping your baby with you in bed. Put a stash of things you'll need nearby, such as diapers, toys, books, and drinks, to minimize trips out of bed. If possible, ask someone to help you for a few hours a day so you can get some sleep.

To help prevent future plugged ducts, avoid long stretches between feedings. A poorly fitting or constrictive bra may also contribute to plugged ducts, so buy nursing bras that really fit.  (+ info)

How long do you leave duct tape on a wart to get rid of it?

I read to put duct tape on a wart to get rid of it, but I haven't read anywhere how long to leave the duct tape on.

i tried that before kept it on for a day didnt work got them freezed. stings a little bit but they havn't been back for 4 years, my opinion get them freezed, its much better  (+ info)

How much duct tape would it take to make a dress?

Size 10 or so, knee-length skirt. If the entire dress is made of duct tape.

I made a size ten ducktape dress three years ago. It took me about 5 rolls. But it also never fell apart. My little sister has it now.
Good luck! it's a fun project.  (+ info)

If I duct tape sandpaper to my penis, and leave it for a few weeks, will anything happen?

I am being absolutely serious!!! The reason I am duct taping sandpaper to my penis is to stop myself from masturbating. Masturbation has destroyed my life, and it is the only solution I have reached except cutting the damn thing off.

As a psychology student, I have to say that if you're going through such extreme measures to prevent yourself from masturbating, it's very possible that you could be addicted. I know it sounds ridiculous or like a bad porn plot, but it's a very real condition that can totally dominate people's lives. I'd recommend you talk to a sex therapist; they are trained to deal with such situations and won't treat you as a freak.  (+ info)

How to soothe a clogged milk duct?

I am nursing, but not as often as I used to. I have a clogged milk duct; it is very sore. I have tried to massage it; it became more sore. I even had my son try to work it out for me by nursing exclusively on that side, but to no avail. I can't remember if I should use a cold or warm compress on the area? Please help.

OK, what you should do is have a warm shower try to massage the breast and the lump around the blockage as much as possible, don't have the shower too hot, when you get out of the shower put frozen cabbage leaves on the sore breast, believe me it works, I was told to do this with my 5th child. You need to be careful that the blockage doesn't lead to mastitis, this is an infection in the milk duct, if the breast becomes too sore or starts getting warm to touch or red around the blockage then go straight to your doctor, good Luck i hope this helps  (+ info)

How long does a blocked tear duct last?

My 1 week old daughter has a blocked tear duct in her right eye, with a yellow discharge. We are using Gentak (ointment), but find it difficult to apply. How long does this condition last?

Some go withing a few weeks, some take up to a year, and then others require a procedure to have them unblocked. Both my daughter were blocked. The first opened at about 6 months, the other didn't open until 11 months.  (+ info)

How do you prevent and treat tear duct infections in adults?

I'm a 19 year old college student and I looked in the mirror today to see a lovely swollen red bump under my eye, which hurts. I'm assuming I have another tear duct infection. I had an infected tear duct about a month or two ago as well. From my understanding, infected tear ducts usually occur in infants. Any ideas as to why I'm getting them? What do they usually do for adults who get them? I was put on antibiotics last time, but what do they do for reoccurring infections?
By the way I am not using the same makeup that I was using the last time I had an eye infection, so using "infected" make up isn't how I got the infection.

Also I've had a nasty cold the past couple of weeks that has been giving me sinus headaches, a runny nose, and all tht. Could sinus problems due to a cold be helping to cause this?

First of all throw away all your eye make-up and buy new stuff. Replace it every 3 months because bacteria starts to grow in it. Don't ever share make-up with anyone.

If you wear contacts you might want to switch to glasses instead.

My sister had reoccurring eye infections and had to see a specialist. He told her to take a clean, wet washcloth with a drop or 2 of baby shampoo and wash her eye by gently putting the eye lid down. It seemed to work and her infections stopped.

I've used it myself and on pets and it seems to work well. Just make sure it's baby shampoo because it's made so if you get it in your eyes that it doesn't burn.  (+ info)

Is it supposed to be sore when using duct tape to get rid of a wart?

I have a wart on my middle finger and I've tried getting it frozen off but it wont work. I read about putting duct tape over it so I done that last night but after about an hour of having it on it got really sore.

Is this supposed to happen?

Cheers guys.

no! dont use duct tape! it is a myth! dont waste your time!!

if you really want to get rid of warts forever then you should know that you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!
(No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea.)

HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

also you must use herbal treatment because you can not always live 100% healthy...!!!

in that case Wartrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).
( Wartrol is 100% safe because it contains 5 main ingredients which are safe:
1. Black Sulphide of Antimony
2. Wild Yellow Indigo
3. Potassium Hydrate
4. Arbor Vitae or, Tree of Life
5. Nitricum Acidum (Nitric Acid)
and those ingredients have no side effects!

Good visible results were seen in approximately 3 week, and complete relief was seen in 4 to 6 months depending on severity. The success of the treatment on all the tested patients was over 97%.)

It worked very fast and still works for me because I do not have wart outbreaks anymore!  (+ info)

How does duct tape remove a wart?

I've seen friends with duct tape on their hand before. People swear by it, so it obviously works in some situations. But why?

Over time the wart becomes moistened and the tape is abrasive and it pulls the wart off.
I don't think it helps for deep planter wars.  (+ info)

How soon can my toddler fly after her tear duct probing surgery?

She is having the surgery to rectify a blocked tear duct, does anyone know how long I need to wait before she can fly?

is she superbaby?  (+ info)

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