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I found out that I have a partially blocked tear duct. My

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I found out that I have a partially blocked tear duct. My eye tears constantly, therefore, it itches on the top and lower lids. My eye lid is now dark and very rough feeling. What can I put on it to help the itching?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.

 

I see that you have used hydrocortisone before. I would suggest using a 1% hydrocortisone ointment twice daily on these affected areas. However, it may take doing this consistently for a week or so before it helps. I would also use cool compresses on it as well.

 

If this does not work you may need to get a prescription for a stronger steroid ointment.

 

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