So guess what?! 8 days into this cold and I wake up yesterday with my eyes practically glued shut with icky eye goo.
Well good morning pink eye! 🙁
Based on my totally unscientific Google search the likely culprit is viral as I have been quite sick and have been housebound for the past 4 days straight with my littlest so I don’t think I would have picked up anything bacterial. And either way – gross! My eyes are bloodshot and itchy as heck and Dr Google informs me that I should be safe to go out in public in 4-7 days. WHAT?! I have just been cooped up for the past 5 days straight – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
So what is one to do when you have pink eye?
a) Go incognito – one of my fave looks anyways, and easier to do when the sun is shining brightly, but I haven’t quite mastered the art of wearing the shades indoors or at night ala Corey Hart.
Failing the incognito look (the weather is rainy or you are indoors and don’t want to look like a celeb poser) try the following….
b) Polysporin Pink Eye Drops – this is OTC so take it with a grain of salt. I have been using it for about 12 hours now and at first my eyes burned and itched, but now they are feeling some relief.
c) Warm compresses – Have been doing A LOT of these today. Make sure you rub from inner eye to outer eye and try t not to spread the “goop” as you go. Also make sure you don’t use the same part of the cloth or towel each wipe and promptly throw the cloth/towel into the wash.
And thats about it folks. Today the eyes are a smidge better but I have resigned myself to another day confined to my house lest I continue to terrify small children…..send wine!!