Never leave creams or topical agents lying around!
Was it Hobson's law that said What can go wrong will go wrong? I am 98% of the time ontop of it all health and safety wise with my child -
August has been Awful. First a boy hit my girl with his tennis racket across the nose bridge-NEVER do the city free lesson thing. Then she sat on the pool steps and developed a ugly rash on her thigh that spread to her underwear seam area -NEVER use an apartment pool. Then as I was trying to get rid of the rash with various topical creams for weeks with no success I made the Dermatologist appt.
Aparently it is Vacation month for Doctors so I bought some peroxide store brand-last time it worked on a rash behind the legs knees caught from the movie theater chair- Very Very worst Idea Never Never use a liquid on a kid- She asked me what the creams were I said medicine chemicals you never eat them they are not like whipping cream ( we had eaten whipping cream earlier in the week) then " what is peroxide?" It is a chemical it looks like water but is not water it is to clean skin -big mistake "if a kid asks you what something is that can be potentially harmful if ingested say it is poison and never touch it you could die then lock it away out of reach immediately" then we went to sleep next day after six flags and bath applied it to her rash left the bottle there uncapped for less than a minute to get fresh panties for her from dryer"Mommie my tummy is burning" thought it was just from eating pizza and to much water stomach sticking out strangely less than five minutes later emessis in the living room..I think I was on stupid mode it gets worse but just never leave anything they can access no matter how smart they are.
You cannot turn back the clock. And try not to cry in front of them cause then they will become scared of crying themselves and wont cry for the pain because they think you are going to cry too.
It may not be toxic but it is caustic and poison contol gave me bad directions and so did the afterhours nurses and the ER doctor in minor care who got their info from "Poison control as the gold standard"- They all need to go back to school or update themselves on journals-I am so mad at myself and everyone even our pcphy pedi can you imagine waitting 2 months for a gastroenterologist to see your kid when they are in constant pain woozy. Question why you are being sent to minor care if you have not seen a real doctor yet question how soon can the Gastroenterologist get here question make me an urgent care follow up with a Gastro... Don't agree to leave until you have what you need not because it is a new doctors shift coming on. If this has helped some parents then good learn from my stupidity. I wish I had a time machine.
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