Recently, my daughter woke up with one runny and pink eye, a low-grade fever, and an upset stomach!

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, 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.