Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Rose | 2011-10-14

Q.

3 month old with lump on right hand

My 3 month old baby has a red round lump on his right hand. At first I thought it might be a insect bite or his clothes might have been a bit tight. Should I be concerned.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is unusual in such a young baby. I agree that the cause is probably an insect bite, probably a mosquito bite. If the red lump on his hand is hard, feels warm and is fairly big, say as big as a ten or twenty cent coin,the bite may be due to a spider bite.In this case it would be best to take your baby to be seen by your doctor.

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