My 8 year old step-son is currently being monitored for possible Lymes disease. He is on this medication and we don't know what it is used for. The doctor's office that he goes to is non-compliant with sharing information with my husband because the mother told them to not release any medical information to him, even though our court order states he is entitled to all medical records. We are unaware as to why he is on this medication. He was also prescribed with Hydrocortisone Val Cr 45gm 0.2%. An answer to this would be greatly appreciated.
15 Jul 2009
Hydroxyzine(also known as Vistaril or Atarax) is used for several things: it is an antianxiety medication but is is also used as an antihistamine and a sedative. My GUESS would be that his doctor ordered it to help with the swelling and possibly to curb any nausea or vomitting. FYI, it does cause dry mouth in most patients so you might need to keep gum or hard candy on hand for him. As for the hydrocortizone cream, that's probably for anti-inflamatory purposes or anti-itching.
16 Jul 2009
I agree with the answer given BUT want to add this if i may. If he has a court order FAX the paper work to the Dr's office . If they are still not willing to share his childs medical info and it indeed is court ordered.. (HE HAS THAT RIGHT AS HIS DAD!), to properly care for his son when in his home.. Take her back to court for Violation of a court order. In a situation like that.. She is hurting the child more than the father and dont even care. She is not allowing her son to be properly cared for while in his fathers care and that's just wrong. A judge will see this.. Record it!! keep a journal of everything she does and denies that goes against that court order it will play largely in court. Im sorry if this is some what off topic but it was mentioned in the orginal post and nothing sickens me more when a parent uses a child to try and control the other parent especially when its at the expense of the child. i hope all works out hun and please take her back to court, don't let her use that child as a weapon like that.
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