I don’t even really know where to start with this post. We have been a family stricken with an illness that I always thought was small potatoes. The reality is, pink eye was slowly consuming our lives and our happiness for several months. I know that friends and family around us were either tired of hearing about it or afraid to be around us for fear of catching what we had.
It all started back in about February when I somehow came down with the mess. I have no idea how. I work in the school and I grocery shop. Any of the two places could have likely infected me. I went to the doctor and she prescribed drops that would likely not work. Those drops cost roughly $90. Thank goodness I had a friend who had some she had not used and offered them. What I would soon find is that most pink eye is viral rather than bacterial which means that it just has to run its course and no medicine will touch it.
Pink eye was gone and we were off to spring break. Sadly, I returned with pink eye once again. I’m guessing it was from not completely throwing out every ounce of my makeup. This time, however, my worst nightmare happened. My 2 year old son caught it! You all know how 2 year olds are about not touching anything… ha! The next thing we know Matthew (my husband had it) and I caught it for the third time.
We were washing our hands like crazy maniacs and not touching our faces or anything. I soon realized that not all cleaners cleaned viruses (something I had never really thought about before). I was on a mission to find what would “kill” whatever we had going on. LYSOL has long been a friend of mine and I turned to several cans of the traditional as well as the new LYSOL Power & Free Multi-Purpose Cleaner to use in the kitchen and bathroom. The Power & Free is nice because it doesn’t have the harshness of bleach but is still effective at killing 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. The Oxygen Splash was great for cutting through tough messes while disinfecting those highly trafficked areas.
So, long story short, after Graham finished up having his round of pink eye last week we have officially had the virus in our home for about 4 months. We have likely spent about $1,000 on doctor’s visits, eye drops, new make-up and cleaning supplies combined. I had it 3 total times and everyone else contracted it once. Matthew’s co-worker and wife even ended up with it! I am ready for sunshine and open windows! Yes, are home still smells of LYSOL and I am completely ok with that.
Found out more about the LYSOL Power & Free Multi-purpose Cleaner and all of the wonderful ways it can help you and your family via the LYSOL Facebook page. I just pray that it is not to help you with pink eye!
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