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I have been sick, and now both of my eyes are blood shot red, what do I do to get get rid of the red eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Eye exam

Conjunctivitis is on the differential.
It's best to get red eyes checked out, especially if symptomatic (discomfort, blurred vision, discharge, etc.).

In brief: Eye exam

Conjunctivitis is on the differential.
It's best to get red eyes checked out, especially if symptomatic (discomfort, blurred vision, discharge, etc.).
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Paul Holmwood
blood shot eyes could also refer to small or large hemorrhages under the clear membrane of the eye which is layered over the white of the eye . this can occur from infections (adenovirus or strep), or can occur from coughing, sneezing or vomiting from an upper airway or upper gastrointestinal illness.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It could be a virus

If your sickness was a "cold" or upper respiratory tract infection, it is possible that the same infectious virus is now causing "pink eye".
Cool compresses, and artificial tears can help. If it doesn't resolve within a week or if you start to get blurry vision which happens rarely, you should seek care.

In brief: It could be a virus

If your sickness was a "cold" or upper respiratory tract infection, it is possible that the same infectious virus is now causing "pink eye".
Cool compresses, and artificial tears can help. If it doesn't resolve within a week or if you start to get blurry vision which happens rarely, you should seek care.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Dr. Gary Wortz
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Dr. Mark Golden
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Red eyes

Redness of the eyes is common.
If you have crusting, use warm compresses. The addition of tear drops will also likely help.

In brief: Red eyes

Redness of the eyes is common.
If you have crusting, use warm compresses. The addition of tear drops will also likely help.
Dr. Mark Golden
Dr. Mark Golden
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