Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lebogang | 2009/02/12

Q.

Insect bite growing

My 3 yr old son was bitten by a mosi on his head on Tuesday. i didnt apply anything on the bite. This morning i realised that it has grown to a lump like 3.5cm in diametr. is this cause for concern?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The bite may be becoming infected. Try applying a little Betadine ointment twice daily to the bite. If the swelling and redness persist until after the weekend please ask your doctor to see your son.

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