What Are Some Home Remedies for Clogged Tear Ducts?

Natural remedies for clogged tear ducts include massaging the eye, Eyebright herbal tea and breast milk, advises Holistic Squid. Consult a physician if an infection of the tear ducts is suspected. Boric acid and warm water is also helpful, according to Yoga Wiz.

Blocked tear ducts are most common in newborns as the tear ducts are forming in the first months of life, but may also affect adults. One effective treatment is to massage the eye duct, located at the small bump in the corner of the eye, in an upward motion to put pressure on the substance blocking the duct. Applying a washcloth soaked with boric acid and warm water is also beneficial, advises Yoga Wiz.