It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Seasonal Allergies, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Conjunctivitis.
Treatment of conjunctivitis depends on the cause. Viral causes require no treatment and improve on their own. If the infection is caused by bacteria, antibiotic eye drops are given. On the other hand, if the conjunctivitis is caused by allergy, antihistamines in the form of drops or tablets may be required. Conjunctivitis is diagnosed by the doctor thorough a physical examination and examining the patient’s eye. A swab from the eye secretions might be sent for testing to check for the cause.