Pink Eye Going Through West Alabama
Saturday, my daughter woke up with one runny and pink eye, a low-grade fever, and an upset stomach!
Unfortunately, Saturday was the day of my uncle's funeral, and I was on the program. I was also set to be the mistress of ceremony for a Christmas program at another uncle's church. So, instead of letting Jireh stay with family as originally planned, I took her with me.
Throughout the day, the color in her eye returned almost normal, and her temp went away, but it all came back a little later. I gave her some Children's Advil and let her take a nap. When she woke up, she was much better.
Slowly, her eye color is returning. It's no longer runny, either. But to be on the safe side, I called an urgent care clinic to ask if there's something going around, as I've heard of other people fighting through the same symptoms recently. I was told that pink eye is going around.
What exactly is pinkeye?
According to MedicineNet.com, pinkeye (or conjunctivitis, is inflammation of the membranes covering the white parts of the eyes and the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids. It can be due to infectious or noninfectious causes, and infections pinkeye is highly contagious.
So, even though she appears to be getting better, I'm taking her to be checked out.
It's always good to practice good hygiene, but especially during this season, it is important to thoroughly wash your hands, make sure your children wash their hands, and make a trip to be seen should you notice symptoms of infection.