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10 month old no tears when crying

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  • Posted By: kc1124
  • October 7, 2006
  • 06:52 PM

My son is 10 mo and has never had tears when he cries. His eyes are otherwise normal, no redness or swelling. What is the name of this condition, is it permenant?
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  • He might have blocked tear ducts. Take him to his peds. and have them take a look. It is normal for a newborn not to produce tears sometimes even to six months. It doesn't sound like anything to worry to much about.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 7, 2006
    • 07:48 PM
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  • Has the baby been given its shots that are given when in the newborn phrase our baby did not produce tears at first and a few days after the shots tears were coming out normal.
    alexbluesky 3 Replies
    • November 21, 2006
    • 03:37 AM
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  • Are you sure he is not dehydrated ?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 02:52 PM
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  • The baby is like chandler in friends...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 09:12 PM
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  • Looks up Sjogren's Syndrome.It's fairly rare and he is likely not afflicted with this disease, but I wanted to throw it out there because it often goes undiagnosed (doctors, for some reason, don't think of this often). Might save you some time to have a starting point for questioning your doctor.
    shleeflamingo 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Plese mind Blaze. This person has everything under the sun (and more) going on. I am surprised that he is alive. Ok... There is a condition known as alacrima -where a child will not produce tears that are seen. Children with alacrima produce enough tears to keep the cornea wet tho. If this is the case, there is no problem since the only important function of tears is to wet the cornea. With that said there are other conditions that can be connected to the symptom of producing no tears. Most of them are very rare. You should have your doctor refer you to a pediatric ophthamologist. Best wishes Kiera
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