My sweet little Riley woke up on Friday morning with his legs covered in itchy red bumps! The itch was so AWFUL that I immediately called the doctor and took the first available appointment.
Our doctor confirmed what I thought all along...POISON IVY!!!!
He and Corban had been playing in the woods behind a neighbors house the night before and that's where he picked it up.
His breakout was still in the early stages and unfortunately the doctor said the rash has the potential to get worse.
He was supposed to spend Friday evening at a friends house and camp out for the night. I decided that he shouldn't go. He's not contagious, but I just thought it was a bad idea to send a itchy, irritable, little boy to a over night birthday party!
So not only does he have poison ivy,
but then he also couldn't attend this much anticipated sleepover as well!
Talk about being BUMMED!!!
Oh...my poor little guy!!!
The doctor gave us a steroid cream to put on the rash itself. We can also give him Benadryl to help with the maddening itch.
A friend of mine, who's a nurse, said oatmeal baths will help too!
Have any of you had or treated someone with poison ivy before?
Any tips for me?????
I was told this could last for a total of two weeks---UGH!!!!