Okay, so unfortunately with all this beautiful weather, the weeds are growing again...and that means poison ivy for me and my youngest son. My husband and oldest son are not at all allergic to it, but my youngest and I are a different story.
I have gotten poison ivy from the wind blowing it in my direction, from the coat of the dog, and from just being in the general vacinity of it. My son and I pass it back and forth all summer long, and always one of us has it pretty good. I usually get it around my face because my son (who is 6) tends to be in my face more. He tends to get it in really terrible places too, well..because he is 6....and he usually gets it on his bottom or other areas that are just bad.
As I write this, I have some breakouts on my fingers and eyes and face....so it's only a matter of time before my son and I are in full swing fighting the poison ivy.
Calamine is our best friend. I usually have several bottles as back up....we go through it like there is no tomorrow.
And after all that....my question. Every year, at least once, usually twice, we end up in the doc's office with this because at some point it gets out of hand and we need a prescription. Every year I ask for the shot to help get the rash gone away quicker. The prescription never really seems to help. Or it takes so long that it gets worse before it gets better, and IMO what ends up clearing it up is the Calamine.
Is there a reason that a doc would be leary to give a 6 yr. old 45lb child the shot? Especially for him...I would like it to start clearing up as fast as possible.
For some reason the doc's I have seen are all very hesitant to give the shot when we come in because we are not horribly covered in rash. But I know that it's only a matter of tiem, and I am trying to nip it in the bud.
I need some info so that when we are back in the doc office this summer I can either know why they dont want to give the shot, or reasons that they should give it to us.
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