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Are Bloodshot Eyes Symptomatic Of An Allergic Or Viral Conjunctivitis?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Question: I woke up this morning with one of my eyes bloodshot red, I did go to bed with hay fever last night and when I woke up thinking it was an allergy reaction I took an antihistamine tablet, my eye is not red anymore but my mum seems to be convinced it's pink eye, I want to know if it's allergic conjunctivitis or viral conjunctivitis
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably a spontaneous bleed!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is a spontaneous bleed. This is not so uncommon and in most cases do not represent any disease condition. There is no need to panic and all should return to normal. Monitor only and no need for further medical attention at this time unless something else comes up.

I wish you well and feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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Brief Answer: Probably a spontaneous bleed! Detailed Answer: Hi, This is a spontaneous bleed. This is not so uncommon and in most cases do not represent any disease condition. There is no need to panic and all should return to normal. Monitor only and no need for further medical attention at this time unless something else comes up. I wish you well and feel free to follow up with me if need be.