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blowing air out of tear duct?

I have a cold right now. Everytime I blow my nose, air comes out of my left tear duct. Why and what can I do to fix that?

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Mipsy

Asked by Mipsy at 10:43 AM on Jan. 1, 2011 in Health

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  • The tear ducts are connected to the inside of your nose by a small tube, hence when you cry your nose runs. This is an overflow mechanism to allow your eyes to be freshly lubricated and allow excess tears to flow away without you having to cry all the time. There isn't much can be done about the air coming out, as if you remove the tube your eyes will weep constantly.
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 10:45 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • I would ask your doctor.
    booksandhooks

    Answer by booksandhooks at 2:38 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

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