The Urgent Care doctor was a total jerk. We were in the main waiting room for about 20 minutes before we were called back in to an exam room where we waited for nearly an hour. Justin was very good about that, but still. The doctor came in and reminded us that we hadn’t given the benadryl 3 full days. I asked him why Justin was getting worse and was told that “we don’t have all the answers”. He told me to try hydrocortisone and told me three times to get the over the counter stuff even though he was writing a prescription in case the OTC didn’t work. He hardly even looked at Justin and sent us on our way, telling us to come back if Justin hasn’t improved in 10 days.
We stopped at Target to pick up some hydrocortisone. My mother suggested talking to the pharmacist to ensure there wasn’t some sort of funky interaction. The pharmacist was awesome. He showed me the Target brand that he suggested I buy to save some money and then told us that if the rash doesn’t start looking better within three days, we should take Justin back in.
The rash is no longer raised and puffy and there are no new areas. It looks like the boy got into a fight or fell down some stairs because the rash is pink in some areas and turning purplish in others. He still isn’t too bothered by it, but he’s been nursing A LOT.
Thanks for everyone’s positive thoughts!