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"Morning doc, My 14 days old baby, has been having persistent yellow discharge from her left eyes. I went online and read that it could be as a result of a blocked tear duct, and that breast milk which contains strong antibiotics, when dropped into the eyes can be used as a treatment for it. Please how true is this? "

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    A 56 years year old male asked:
    3 years ago
    Morning doc, My 14 days old baby, has been having persistent yellow discharge from her left eyes. I went online and read that it could be as a result of a blocked tear duct, and that breast milk which contains strong antibiotics, when dropped into the eyes can be used as a treatment for it. Please how true is this?
    Dr. Oduka I answered:
    3 years ago
    Goodmorning, It's a common occurrence in infants to have blocked tear duct. Just keep the area clean by regularly wiping your baby's eyes with a clean, moist cloth. Gently massaging the corners of his eyes may help to open or unblock the tear duct. Breastmilk should not be dropped into the eyes as this could cause further problem. If there is redness or swelling or the discharge is excessive it could be a sign of infection which will require you to present at the hospital.
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