Doctor Q&A for Dr. Daniel Wachtel

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
OK after 3 - 4 days: With frequent hand washing after 3 to 4 days of an antibiotic you will probably no longer be contageous. But do not stop the medication until you have ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
May be a stye.: Sties are infections of the glands in the eye lids. Start with hot compresses 4 x a day to try to get the stye to come to a head and drain. If no resp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
ATs lubricate. : If your eyes are red because they are dry, using ats 3 - 4 x day will help. Also, check if you're hydrating adequately... Don't count caffeinated bev ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Lubrication: Mucous accumulation in the eyes may be due to dry eyes. Try an artificial tear drop 3 or 4 time a day. Also, are you adequately hydrating? Check your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, gently.: If you are taking blood thinner medication and are getting frequent blood- shot eyes and black and blue marks on your body, be sure to inform your phy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Red is a warning!: Eyes get red in response to irritation, infection, allergy and alcohol drinking, etc. Don't just use visine to get the red out, have your eyes checked ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Not infant tested: Similasan is safe in young children, adults, and elderly, but was not tested in infants.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
NO!!!: Why do you think it's labeled "ophthalmic" ? For your eyes only!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: A chronic, dandruff-like condition that causes oily crusts to form at the base of eyelashes and damages hair follicles. Hot compresses followed by ge ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid bags : May be familial or due to retained fluid... Check salt intake. Some "bags" are fat that herniates from the eye socket due to chronic rubbing. Dark cir ... Read More
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