Pinkeye and the LYSOL Healthing Initiative

Pinkeye - Conjunctivitis

Did you know that there is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting? According to some healthing tips from LYSOL, it’s not only important to clean and organize, but it is also very important to kill germs on commonly touched surfaces around your home to reduce the risk of spreading viruses and bacteria  between members of the family.

This point was recently driven home for me when the school called to ask me to pick up one of the quads because his eyes were red and mattery and they thought he might be contagious. He was just fine that morning when I dropped the five kids off at school so I was a little grumpy when I went back up there, but his eyes were red and puffy so I took him on over to the urgent care center.

After spending nearly four hours (ouch!) at the urgent care center we left with a diagnosis of conjunctivitis, commonly known as pinkeye, and a prescription for antibiotic eye drops. Since pinkeye is so contagious he couldn’t return to school for at least 24 hours after treatment which meant that he was out of school the next day too. I spent that day washing pillows, sheets, and wiping down every surface I could find with LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes.

With LYSOL you can go beyond cleaning  to healthing with a full line of disinfecting cleaners, wipes, hand soaps and foams. This is very important to my family, especially during times like these when we successfully contained the pinkeye contagion and kept the other four kids from getting it too! In addition to these great products, LYSOL does lots of great stuff to improve healthing in the community like their YMCA tour with “Coast to Coast Healthing Stops”, teaching kids healthy habits in 65,000 schools across the country and their CDC partnership. For more information on healthing visit the LYSOL website or check them out on Facebook.

DisclosureI participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for LYSOL®. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”


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  1. Yikes! I know that problem w/ pink eye, but thankfully not times 5.

  2. Whew – I was really sweating it! Thank goodness he’s all healed up now and no one else in the family got it from him 🙂

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