Allergic Reactions suck,

As a first time mommy, I go through a lot of first.

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And taking Victoria to a night lite Drs office for an emergency was a first.
I know I’m mentioned before about Victoria having sensitive skin. We came to realize this after using johnson and johnsons baby powder. She got a bunch of red dots but very mild. At the moment I didn’t know what it was, so when I took her to her first dr visit I asked her and she told me it was just a heat rash. ( we changed Drs office soon after). We came to realize she only got the red dots when we used baby powder on her. We used only up and up baby powder by target and it worked great with her skin. A few days ago we went ahead and bought publix brand rushing and didn’t notice the bottom said ‘ingredients similar to johnsons and johnsons’. I noticed the red dots at night before her shower which I found very weird. I decided to not put the baby powder just because it was the only ‘new’ product we had used. The following morning they weren’t as bad, but as mid day came they began to spread into her face and became larger and brighter. Her father was at work, and we decided to take her to night lite, which is 10 minutes from our house. My sister came with me for moral support. It took about 20-30 minutes to go into the room. And Victoria was just fine until she saw the nurses and doctor. She scream, and yelled and cried and clamped onto me. The doctor recommended a medicine to help her sleep, he said it would make her dizzy but it won’t be a problem. Which really annoyed me. He left the room and a nurse came in with a shot, and said if she’s ready. I asked what it was and she used a big word which I didn’t understand, and the she said “it’s a steroid” which was a huge red flag and I said “I’m not giving my daughter a steroid”. She looked at me crazy and then left the room to get the doctor. When he came in he had the same crazy look on his face and asked how come I didn’t want to give her the steroid, and I told him exactly why. He said the steroid was to help control her itching. Which annoyed be because I specifically said she had no itching. My daughter rubs her tummy when she’s hungry, she pats her pamper when she does a number 2, and she rubs her arm or leg when she had a booboo. I know if my daughter was itching because she would have been itching. I knew she did NOT need no steroid nor medicine to make her drowsy. While leaving everyone looked at me all crazy. My sister read up on other mothers who’s children had the same thing and said calamine lotion did the trick! I took Victoria home and showered her in plain warm water, no soap. And then I put the lotion all over until it dried off, then put on her pajamas and by the next morning the rash was down 50%. By bed time it was 100% clear.

Always do your own research, you don’t have to do exactly what the doctors tell you. It’s your child and you know best!

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4 thoughts on “Allergic Reactions suck,

  1. As a first time mother it is so amazing that you are being so cautious about what is given to your daughter regardless if the doctor tells you or not. Keep that up! Many first time mothers always just listen to the doctor because ‘they’re always right’, when in reality they aren’t.

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    • I really appreciate the kinda words! I left her first dr because they were so rude and looked at me and judged me for the decisions I made. It’s our children and we as parents should decide.

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  2. That’s a good thing you didn’t let them…when my son was younger he also got rashes to certain Johnson products so we switched him to avenno but for baby’s I def recommend it his never had rashes again and his now 5

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