Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2011-11-16


Insect Bites

Last year my two and a half year old got some insect bites (3 bites) on her lower legs and later 2 bites on her face. It started by looking like a small mosquito bite but then increased in size until it was a large red bump. This stayed for a few days like that and then started forming hard puss filled blisters. We didn''t break the blisters but she scratched it until she had open sores. We tried Anthisan (when it was just the bite), Caladryl, Calamine, Bethadine and even a cream for athletes foot that the pharmacist recommended. We never knew if it was mosquito bites, but we thought it might have also been sand flea bites that she was allergic to. A year later and she still has light scars from that.

And then this weekend she once again got what seems to be a mosquito bite and it followed the same pattern. This morning I saw it made the blisters. She''s already got another bite on her leg and arm as well. I do spray her with a citronella anti-mosquito spray. What could be the cause of this and what can I do? I would only be able to take her to a peadiatrician next week. She is now 3 and a half years old.

Expert's Reply



Yor daughter appears to have a genuine allergy to mosquito bites.This is a very common problem especially with young children. Continue to use the mosquito prevention measures in her bedroom.give her an antistamine syrup such as Allecet syrup 5ml at night. Apply Phenergan cream to the bites.

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