Because of the severity of her allergies, she will have 4 extra months added on to the 4-5 months of weekly shots as they will be diluted even more than usual, and building up slowly to her maintenance dose.
I am on a search for any books or websites geared towards kids to help them cope with the fear, and pain of the shots.
So far, I have found zero books for kids... But I was pointed to Buzzy, a frozen buzzing bee! It looks cute, and we will give it a try. And Shot Blocker, which looks super simple, and inexpensive. We will try that out as well. Also recommended was EMLA numbing cream, and hydrocortisone anti itch cream.
I was also told there are studies showing that eating something sweet, and keeping warm can help ease the pain... We will give that a go as well.
Shot Blocker was recommended by an allergist that I admire:
So far our arsenal of products for combating the fear discomfort, and pain include:
EMLA cream- numbing cream
Hydrocortisone- anti itch cream
I will continue to search for products, and books etc. to help her cope! Please share any tips, or resources that you may have!