I thought our vacation plans took a turn for the worst when Colt rolled out of bed last Saturday morning with crusty, goopy eyes. Our car was packed to hit the road for a week at the beach and Pink Eye was not in the plans. As a mom to seven, I’ve unfortunately had my fair share of pink eye experience and one thing that I have learned is usually if one has it, they all will have it soon.
I picked up TRP “PinkEye Relief ®”. The box stated that it “temporarily relieves redness, burning sensation, watering, swelling, sensation of grittiness and overnight crusting”. Most importantly, it is non-toxic with no known side effects.
A few Pink Eye tips from an experienced mom. Note, Pink Eye experience is not a badge I wear proudly, but I just need to point out that I am NOT a doctor, just learned these pointers from experience:
1.) WASH YOUR HANDS OVER AND OVER AND OVER. I know that one is an obvious one, but really, it is extremely contagious. I even wash my hands moving from one eye to the next.
2.) Hot compresses on the eyes are wonderful. My version of this is just washcloths soaked in warm water. Use a separate clean wash cloth on each eye every time. Seriously, this is contagious.
3.) Wash bed linens, favorite dolls and blankets and do not share or reuse towels. Have I mentioned how contagious Pink Eye is?
4.) Unless you want to be throwing out your good eye makeup, I recommend going natural around the eyes until you’re sure that YOU are in the clear. This is one mom tip that I have learned the hard way. Once your eye makeup touches your infected eye it must be trashed, or it will only spread it to the other eye and see to it that you have reoccurring Pink Eye. You don’t want that!
Thankfully, no one else in the family has caught the boys' Pink Eye, which might just be a first, but don’t think I am not inspecting everyone’s eyes upon wakeup each morning.
I noticed that TRP The Relief Products™ offers over 25 homeopathic remedies that are all made using 100% natural active ingredients that work safely and gently with your body. I intend to try more of them after my experience with “PinkEye Relief ®”. I found their web site www.thereliefproducts.com to be a great resource of helpful tips as well.
I really hope you don’t have to use these tips anytime soon, but if you’re here, I hope you find them helpful. These are just one mom’s tips for relief and are not intended to replace your professional medical advice.
If any of this helped or you have Pink Eye tips of your own, please feel free to share!