Q: I knew you had an article about measles on the back page, but thought you’d never forget to share it.
We’re on a really busy patch at our hospital and doctors are prescribing a rash cream in order to help prevent the spread of illness.
But I was browsing the drug list and saw an advice leaflet from another doctor stating that there should be an intake of antibiotics as well.
I asked myself why they would do this. I asked if my rash and fever symptoms were of a risk to others.
I asked myself why I was being given a steroid cream in the first place. But my concerns were dismissed and doctors gave me a reaction of soothing cream to ease my symptoms and I was “normal” again.
I took the advice of the hospital staff and went and asked the doctor for advice and medication for my own illness.
He said that since I was a child I had been given antibiotics every time I caught a cold or flu and that I should be taking them as well.
So, I agree with him, but I have two children who are eight and four years old and yet they are on the no-shrivellant movement.
What do you think?